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Grades 1-2 HCPSS Visual Arts Unit Plan

Course Title: Grades 1-2: Primary: My Art All About Me


UNIT TITLE: Animals And Their Habitats OR My Cozy Cave/Nest/Den

Problem Statement/Integrated Objective: Students will identify the qualities and characteristics of the living environment for a
chosen animal, describing these qualities through a process drama activity and a painted paper collage.
TIME FRAME: 4 One hour art classes
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS: How do artists find inspiration? What do animals need in their habitats?
How do animal needs for a living habitat differ from human needs? How do visual and dramatic artists share information?

VISUAL ART COURSE OBJECTIVES:


RESPONDING: The synthesis of meaning, CREATING: The process of conceiving and PRESENTING: The relating of personal
context, and process through interaction developing new and/or personal ideas artistic intent and choices through
with, and connection to the visual world. through art making. reflections, thoughtful presentation and/or
exhibition of personal work.
3. Distinguish between different tools, 1. Draw and record observations, ideas, and
materials, processes, and techniques 2. Reflect on criteria achieved, artistic
memories as a continual process in art.
used in visual art process, formal qualities, artist exemplar,
4. Recognize how artists use visual art 2. Use personal knowledge and explore or personal meaning in the completion of
forms to represent what people see, select strategies to generate ideas for a a work of art.
know, feel, and imagine. given art problem.
4. Verbally share personal choices made
5. Identify and describe how outside 3. Develop a personal work of art inspired by
during the art making process.
influences and life experiences affect the master artists or an interdisciplinary
meaning of art objects. theme.

ASSESSMENT/Integrated assessments (Summative)

Assessing Student Planning Assessing Student Products Assessing Student Reflections


(Developmental or Formative): (Summative): (Summative):

VOCABULARY, CONCEPTS & EXEMPLARS


Vocabulary: Art Concepts: Master/Cultural Exemplars
Collage Unity Illustrators who use painted paper
process drama Overlapping collage, especially:
Painted paper Process Concepts: Steve Jenkins, illustrator of
habitat Momma Built a Little Nest, by Jennifer
Ward
Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
Welcome Home, Bear: A Book of
Animal Habitats, Il Sung Na
Animal Habitats (My Science Library) by
Julie Lundgren
DK Readers L1: Animals at Home, by
David Lock

Books about animals and their habitats


appropriate for grade 2 students and/or
used in the science curriculum
INTERVENTIONS & ENRICHMMENT: Reference texts will be available appropriate to reading levels of students. Material can also be
read to students as needed.
RESOURCES & BIBLIOGRAPHY:

ELEMENTARY CCSS OBJECTIVES


LITERACY STANDARDS Theatre Objectives:
Grade 2 science (Speaking) Creating
objective: #TH:Cr2.1
Recount or describe key
ideas or details from a text Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Students who TH:Cr2.1.2
demonstrate read aloud or information
presented orally or through a. Collaborate with peers to devise meaningful dialogue in a
understanding guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama,
can: other media.
creative drama).
Report on a work of art, tell a
Theatre/Performing
2-LS4-1 story, or recount an
#TH:Pr6.1
Make observations experience with appropriate
Anchor Standard: Convey meaning through the presentation of
of plants and fact and relevant, descriptive
artistic work.
animals to details, speaking clearly and
TH:Pr6.1.2
compare the understandably.
a. Contribute to group guided drama experiences
diversity of life in (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama)
different habitats. and informally share with peers.

DAILY LESSON SEQUENCE:

LESSON 1: Introduction to animals and their habitats


DESCRIPTION:
DAILY OBJECTIVE: Identify the characteristics/requirements of the habitat for several animals. Identify one animal to focus
on.
DAILY OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT: Notes, written and in sketch form, of the animal and the habitat
SUPPLIES:
RESOURCES:
VOCABULARY:

DAILY LESSON SEQUENCE:

LESSON 2: Painted paper creation


DESCRIPTION:
DAILY OBJECTIVE:
DAILY OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT:
SUPPLIES:
RESOURCES:
VOCABULARY:

DAILY LESSON SEQUENCE:

LESSON 3:Cutting and assembling animal habitat


DESCRIPTION:
DAILY OBJECTIVE:
DAILY OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT:
SUPPLIES:
RESOURCES:
VOCABULARY:

DAILY LESSON SEQUENCE:

LESSON 4: Process drama Student animals share the habitats they have created visually and describe key
components/qualifications for their habitat
DESCRIPTION:
DAILY OBJECTIVE:
DAILY OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT:
SUPPLIES:
RESOURCES:
VOCABULARY: