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Third Grade Visual Art Curriculum

 

Hager & Crabbe Elementary School

Third Grade Art Curriculum

“Ancient Art History”
 

Month

Unit Objectives/
Big Ideas

Essential Questions

National Core Arts Standards, Visual Arts

Competencies

Vocabulary

August

 

TIMELINE

 

 

 

 

  1. How can timelines help us understand events?

 

 

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  • Students will be introduced to proper handling of materials and equipment management
  • Students will examine a timeline and specify the purpose of using them as learning tools

 

TIMELINE

September

PREHISTORY

 

  1. Should objects from the past (ex. fossils and cave art) be considered art? Why or why not?
  2. What can items like fossils or cave art tell us about the past?
  3. How can art help record history?

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  • Students will demonstrate how prehistoric art was created in order to understand the challenges that prehistoric artists faced
  • Students will analyze items from the past and make inferences based upon the elements within the works of art

PREHISTORY

CAVE ART

FOSSILS

IMPRINT

 

October

ANCIENT ART (CULTURES)

  1. How did ancient cultures use art in their everyday life? Why was it important?
  2. How do symbols play a role in art, either in ancient times or today?
  3. Can symbols in art have more than one meaning? How?
  4. How did the culture of ancient peoples impact its art?
  5. Does it matter if an artwork is functional? Why or why not?
  6. How can choice of medium impact the outcome of a work of art?

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  • Students will analyze the art of ancient cultures, such as Egypt, Greece, or Byzantium, examining symbols and functionality within the works of art
  • Students will identify key characteristics of ancient cultures’ artwork
  • Students will use their culture to inform and add personal meaning to an artwork of their own

CULTURE

EGYPTIAN PROFILE

HEIROGLYPHICS

SYMBOLS

SCARAB

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SCULPTURE

HYDRIA

BYZANTIUM

MOSAIC

TESSERAE

COLLAGE

November

ANCIENT ART
(CULTURES)
(Continued)

  1. How did ancient cultures use art in their everyday life? Why was it important?
  2. How do symbols play a role in art, either in ancient times or today?
  3. Can symbols in art have more than one meaning? How?
  4. How did the culture of ancient peoples impact its art?
  5. Does it matter if an artwork is functional? Why or why not?
  6. How can choice of medium impact the outcome of a work of art?

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  • Students will analyze the art of ancient cultures, such as Egypt, Greece, or Byzantium, examining symbols and functionality within the works of art
  • Students will identify key characteristics of ancient cultures’ artwork
  • Students will use their culture to inform and add personal meaning to an artwork of their own

CULTURE

EGYPTIAN PROFILE

HEIROGLYPHICS

SYMBOLS

SCARAB

SCULPT

SCULPTURE

HYDRIA

BYZANTIUM

MOSAIC

TESSERAE

COLLAGE

December

ANCIENT ART
(CULTURES)
(Continued)

  1. How did ancient cultures use art in their everyday life? Why was it important?
  2. How do symbols play a role in art, either in ancient times or today?
  3. Can symbols in art have more than one meaning? How?
  4. How did the culture of ancient peoples impact its art?
  5. Does it matter if an artwork is functional? Why or why not?
  6. How can choice of medium impact the outcome of a work of art?

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  • Students will analyze the art of ancient cultures, such as Egypt, Greece, or Byzantium, examining symbols and functionality within the works of art
  • Students will identify key characteristics of ancient cultures’ artwork
  • Students will use their culture to inform and add personal meaning to an artwork of their own

CULTURE

EGYPTIAN PROFILE

HEIROGLYPHICS

SYMBOLS

SCARAB

SCULPT

SCULPTURE

HYDRIA

BYZANTIUM

MOSAIC

TESSERAE

COLLAGE

 

January

MIDDLE AGES/
MEDIEVAL ART

  1. What is heraldry? Why was it so important in the Middle Ages?
  2. What can symbolism add to an artwork?
  3. How can you use your life—family, interests, etc.—to inspire a work of art?

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  • Students will explore the life and hierarchical culture of people in the European Middle Ages
  • Students will apply aspects of their life to the conception of an artwork

COAT-OF-ARMS

HERALDRY

HIERARCHY

 

 

 

 

February

MIDDLE AGES/
MEDIEVAL ART
(Continued)

  1. Why were books so scarce in the Middle Ages?
  2. What jobs were involved in creating an illuminated manuscript?
  3. Where can illuminated letters be found today?

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  • Students will assess examples of illuminated letters and manuscripts from the Middle Ages
  • Students will identify the roles of parchmenter, scribe, and illuminator in the creation of manuscripts
  • Students will create works of art informed by the illuminations of the Middle Ages

PARCHMENT

SCRIBE

ILLUMINATIONS

ILLUMINATED LETTER

ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT

 

 

March

ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE

  1. What features of architecture make it identifiably Romanesque?
  2. What was the purpose of stained glass in cathedrals?
  3. Is “good” art always beautiful? Why or why not?

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  • Students will be able to identify key components of Romanesque architecture
  • Students will create works of art in the style of Romanesque architecture

ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE

STAINED GLASS

 

 

 

 

April

GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE

 

  1. What features of architecture make it identifiably Gothic?
  2. What was the purpose of gargoyles as architectural features?

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  • Students will compare and contrast Romanesque and Gothic architecture, differentiating the two categories
  • Students will create works of art in the style of Gothic architecture

GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE

GARGOYLES

NOTRE DAME

May & June

ROCOCO ART

  1. What characteristics does Rococo art and architecture have?
  2. Where have you seen works of art that were influenced by Rococo? 
  3. Can a work of art appear to belong to more than one category? How?

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  • Students will identify Rococo art and architecture based on its key features
  • Students will design a work of art that employs key features of the Rococo era
  • Students will reflect on the timeline of art travelled throughout the year

 

ROCOCO

All Year

ANCIENT ART HISTORY TIMELINE

  1. How does collaboration expand the creative process?
  2. Why do artists follow or break from established traditions?
  3. How do artists work?
  4. How do artists and designers learn from trial and error?
  5. How do artists and designers care for and maintain materials, tools, and equipment?
  6. Why is it important for safety and health to understand and follow correct procedures in handling materials, tools, and equipment?
  7. How do artists grow and become accomplished in art forms?
  8. How does learning about art impact how we perceive the world?

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