ERIC Number: ED274598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Art. Elementary Curriculum Guide 1985.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
The elementary art program level 1 (grades 1 and 2), level 2 (grades 3 and 4), and level 3 (grades 5 and 6) is a unified, sequential course which focuses on 4 major concepts of visual learning. The concepts are: reflection--the response to visual forms in nature, designed objects and artworks; depiction--the development of imagery based on observation of the visual world; composition--the organization of images and their qualities in the creation of unified statements; and expression--the use of art materials as a vehicle or medium for saying something in a meaningful way. Because each content area emphasizes a different aspect of art learning, teachers can design an art lesson using any of the 4 content areas as a nucleus from which learning in the other 3 areas can evolve. It is necessary to see the relationships among the 4 content areas so each is appropriate for the students and their programs. The first section of the guide contains the scope and achievement charts for each objective and level. The second section of the guide contains concepts for the 3 levels in each content area. Each content area evolves from a simpler to more complex learning. Because of the structure of the guide, teachers need to refer to the preceding level's building blocks before beginning on a new level. (APG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Note: Prepared by the Elementary Art Ad Hoc Curriculum Committee. Portions printed on colored paper. Illustrations may not reproduce clearly.