ERIC Number: ED388545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
An Art History Curriculum Designed To Make Ninth Grade Art Students Aware of the Role of Art in Human History.
This practicum was designed to address an inadequacy in the knowledge base of ninth grade students with regard to art history and it's connection with historical events. The major goal was to make the students aware of art history and it's significance in human history. The study developed a Ninth Grade Art History Diagnostic Test and an Artistic Comprehension Evaluation instrument in order to ascertain areas of weakness in the art history knowledge base of ninth graders. The research project developed a nine part art history curriculum that ranged from prehistoric art through the 20th century. The curriculum was presented to the students weekly in the form of art history packets. The packets contained a brief history of each period, a worksheet related to that period, and a sheet on which to depict an art project related to the period. Analysis of the data revealed the participants in the program responded positively to the introduction of the curriculum. The results of a final examination which corresponded to a section of the artistic comprehension evaluation instrument showed marked improvements. In addition, students maintained a portfolio of their art history packets that demonstrated the instruction had been received and that they had responded appropriately. Questionnaires and evaluation sheets are attached. (RD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.