ERIC Number: ED193113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Key Competencies: Art Education, Elementary Schools.
Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.
This booklet outlines key competencies for art education in kindergarten through grade six in the Philadelphia school system. The goal of art education is to provide an understanding of elements and principles of composition and design such as color, line, shape, mass, and texture. Art education should involve students in creating, analyzing, and evaluating works of art in terms of art history and the contributions of various cultural groups. Art education activities are stressed as an interdisciplinary experience. The competencies listed in this document are specific to each grade level: grades one through six have 10 competencies each, and kindergarten has one. Each competency is followed by numerous behavioral objectives, or activities by which mastery can be evaluated. For example, a fourth grade competency is that students will explore the realms of fantasy and imagination in art. A related behavioral objective is to contrast the two painting styles of surrealism and realism. Other competencies include becoming familiar with art material (kindergarten); creating forms that are recognizable, sturdy, and attractive using self-hardening clay (grade two); and considering texture as an art element (grade five). (AV)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art History, Art Materials, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Course Objectives, Creative Art, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Minimum Competencies, Sequential Learning, Skill Development, Visual Arts
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 813-821.