ERIC Number: ED151272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Survey of World Art: Instructional Guide and Resource.
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.
The guide is designed to help high school art teachers develop an introductory art survey course which focuses on the basic elements and theoretical principles of art products from prehistory through the present day. A major objective of the course is to help students analyze the relationships between art and society and between the artist and his/her culture. Teaching techniques emphasize class discussions, demonstrations, studio experiments, and research. There are three parts to the course: a chronological overview of major styles and periods of world art; study of the "language of vision" through systematic analysis of recurring themes and comparison of styles and structures; and individual student research on a particular style, artist, art form, or period. Field trips, guest lectures, and print and audiovisual resources are suggested to supplement the unit activities. The guide contains sample units based on concepts in each of the three course categories. Each unit identifies the basic concept, a learning objective, instructional suggestions, assessment measures, bibliographic resources, and an activity to correlate the unit with the overall program. Appendices contain chronologies of Western and non-Western art and a tabular description of American Indian cultures and their art products. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art, Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art Expression, Comparative Analysis, Course Objectives, Course Organization, Cultural Enrichment, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Guides, Educational Resources, Fine Arts, Global Approach, Humanities, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Unit Plan, Visual Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.
Note: For a related document, see SO 010 721