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					                                                          Visual Arts Blueprint
                                                      Junior High School Ceramics
                                                              Intermediate
In strand 1, concept 1 students develop, revise, and reflect on ideas for expression in his or her personal artwork.
  Strand        Performance Objectives                              Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
 Concept
              PO 201                             Explanation
              Contribute to a discussion         In collaborative groups, students brainstorm, create sketches, and discuss ideas for his projects.
              about ideas for his or her
                                                 Example(s)
              artwork.
                                                 Students research on the Internet, select images, and view examples of artwork created by other
                                                 artists. Students may choose to look in library books for ideas, or brainstorm in their sketchbook
                                                 from their own imagination. Students are asked to express and share ideas with other students
                                                 at their table, providing clear examples of what they intend to create.
                                                 Suggested Resources
Strand 1:                                        Internet, images, library books, http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/Files/ceramics.htm
Create        PO 202                             Explanation
              Make and explain revisions in      Students listen to what others have to say to improve or enhance their project. Students
Concept 1:    his or her artwork.                implement ideas to alter and make revisions to improve upon his or her artwork.
Creative
Process                                          Example(s)
                                                 Using an art-based rubric, students self-assess and critique their work (suggested rubric found at
                                                 website link below).
                                                 Suggested Resources
                                                 http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/art_rubric3.htm
              PO 203                             Explanation
              Develop plans for his or her       Students complete three or more sketches of ideas for planned artwork. From the three
              artwork, (e.g., sketches,          sketches, students select one to create their project.
              models, and notes).
                                                 Example(s)
                                                 Sketches, notes, and models




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 In strand 1, Concept 2, students use materials, tools, and techniques in his or her own artwork.
   Strand         Performance Objectives                              Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
  Concept
                 PO 201                             Explanation
                 Identify and experiment with       Students learn the terms of tools and techniques. Tools may include pin tools, modeling tools,
                 materials, tools, and              wire cutters, sponges, pottery wheels, loop tools, etc.
                 techniques appropriately and
                                                    Example(s)
                 expressively in his or her
                                                    Students experiment with materials, tools, and techniques while completing any of the following
                 artwork.
                                                    projects:
                                                          Pinch pots with texture and designs
                                                          Sculptures
 Strand 1:                                                Slab boxes with texture and designs
 Create                                                   Combination coil and spiral coil pots
                                                          Molds
 Concept 2:
 Materials,                                         Suggested Resources
 Tools and                                          Art and Images textbook, videos on the construction processes such as “Ceramic Pottery” by
 Techniques                                         Richard Akers, Ceramics Monthly, the Internet

                 PO 202                             Explanation
                 Demonstrate purposeful use of      The teacher demonstrates purposeful use of ceramic tools and materials to create pinch pots,
                 materials, tools, and              sculptures, products made from molds, slab boxes, and combination coil and spiral coil pots.
                 techniques in his or her own
                                                    Example(s)
                 artwork.
                                                    Students purposefully use materials, tools, and techniques to create pinch pots, sculptures, slab
                                                    boxes, and combination coil and spiral coil pots.
                                                         Suggested Resources
                                                         Teacher examples of pinch pots, sculptures, molds, slab boxes, and combination coil and spiral
                                                         coil pots.
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 In strand 1, concept 3, student use elements of art and principals of design in his or her own artwork.
   Strand         Performance Objectives                                  Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
  Concept
                PO 201                                Explanation
                Identify, select, and use                 The elements are color, form, shape, texture, line, space, and value. These elements are
                elements and principles to                  guidelines used by some Western artworlds to evaluate the quality of artworks. An
                organize the composition in                 artworld is part of a system of creative professions and creative people.
                his or her artwork.                       The principles of design are the choice and arrangements of elements of art in an
                                                            artwork. The principles are balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and
 Strand 1:                                                  unity. These principles are guidelines used by some Western artworlds to evaluate the
 Create                                                     quality of artworks.
                                                          Composition is the plan, placement, or arrangement of the elements of art in a work. It is
 Concept 3:                                                 often useful to discuss composition in reference to the principles of design.
 Elements
 and                                                  Example(s)
 Principles                                           Students select and use elements and principles to organize their composition in:

                                                             Themed slab boxes
                                                             Relief tiles with imagery

                                                      Suggested Resources
                                                      Textbooks, videos, Internet, magazines



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In strand 1, concept 4 students express ideas to communicate meanings or purposes in artwork.
  Strand       Performance Objectives                            Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
 Concept
             PO 201                           Explanation
             Explain purposeful use of            A symbol is an image or visual quality that stands for an idea.
             subject matter, symbols,             A theme is a unifying idea for an artwork.
             and/or themes in her or her
             own artwork.                     Example(s)
                                              Examples of a theme include love, nature, sports, music, art, theater, dance, and specific
                                              personal interests.
Strand 1:
Create                                        Possible projects to incorporate purposeful use of subject matter, symbols, or themes in student’s
                                              artwork may include:
Concept 4:                                           Slab pots
Meanings                                             Themed slab boxes
or                                                   Relief tiles using symbol(s)
Purposes
                                              Suggested Resources
                                              Textbooks, videos, Internet, magazines
                                              Slab boxes: http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/Kara-box.htm
                                              Symbolism: http://arteest.org/symbolism.htm




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                                                           Junior High School Ceramics
                                                                   Intermediate
 In strand 1, concept 4 students express ideas to communicate meanings or purposes in artwork.
   Strand         Performance Objectives                                  Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
  Concept
                PO 202                                Example 1
                Create an artwork that serves a       Students create utilitarian projects, works that serve a function, social and/or religious function of
                function.                             art in the African culture.

                                                      Example(s)
                                                      Example pieces of ceramic artwork for students to create as a function may include:

                                                             Bowls
                                                             Plates
                                                             Teacups and Teapots
                                                             Coffee Mugs
                                                             Spoon Rests
                                                             Slab Box
                                                             Wall Hangings

                                                      Suggested Resources
                                                          Textbooks, videos, Internet, Ceramics Monthly
                                                          http://ceramicartsdaily.org/ceramics-monthly/
                                                          http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/tools/culture/activities2.html
                                                          http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/high/Judie-TeaPots.htm
                                                          Functional artworks on display at the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, and on the Google
                                                            Art Project: http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/freer/mallet-shaped-vase-guan-
                                                            ware-38


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In strand 1, concept 5 students apply criteria to assess the quality of in-progress and finished artwork.
  Strand        Performance Objectives                              Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
 Concept
              PO 201                             Explanation
              Identify successful aspects of     Using appropriate critical language, students discuss and write an analysis on the successful
              his or her artwork and possible    aspects of their artwork.
              revisions.
                                                 Students identify the successful/unsuccessful aspects of their work. Students use a rubric to
                                                 reflect on efforts, craftsmanship, following directions, participation, and their collaboration with
Strand 1:
                                                 others.
Create
                                                 Example(s)
Concept 5:
                                                 Students view their work of art, write notes in a journal, and use self-assessments/critiques.
Quality
                                                 Student’s final products, notes, journal, and self-reflection form will be used to determine their
                                                 understanding of art criticism, art histories, and aesthetic principles.

                                                 Suggested Resources
                                                 Self-assessment example found at:
                                                 http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/finalgrade.htm




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                                                               Visual Arts Blueprint
                                                           Junior High School Ceramics
                                                                   Intermediate
 In strand 1, concept 5 students apply criteria to assess the quality of in-progress and finished artwork.
   Strand         Performance Objectives                                  Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
  Concept
                PO 202                                Explanation
                Identify and apply technical,             Technical Criteria is used to evaluate artist’s skill and craftsmanship in an artwork.
                functional, formal, and/or                Functional criteria have an obvious utility (usefulness).
                expressive criteria in the                Formal criteria are used to evaluate the compositional structure (elements of art,
                evaluation of his or her own                principles of design) of an artwork.
                artwork (e.g., self-evaluations,          Expressive criteria are used to evaluate the sensory devices an artist uses to evoke
                group critiques, artist’s                   aesthetic or emotional responses to an artwork.
                statements).
                                                      Example(s)
                                                          Functions that artwork may serve include providing shelter, storing food, keeping the body
                                                            warm, or providing a place to sit.
                                                          Functional forms of artwork may include bowls, mugs, plates, slab boxes, etc.

                                                      Suggested Resources
                                                      Ceramics art history research project:
                                                      http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/high/ceramics-Judie2.htm


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In strand 2, concept 1 students describe the role that art plays in culture and how it reflects, records, and interacts with history in various times,
places, and traditions.
  Strand         Performance Objectives                               Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
 Concept
               PO 201                              Example 1
               Contribute to a discussion
               about who artists are, what         Student discussions may begin with prior knowledge of who artists are, what they do, and why
               they do, and why they create        they create art. Then, students may read and view examples of the artist’s work. In collaborative
               art.                                groups, students conduct research on a ceramic artist. Research criteria may include:

                                                          Biography/history of the artist
                                                          The various media used in the artist’s work
                                                          The visual and functional characteristics of the artist’s work
Strand 2:                                                 The impact the artist’s work has on the viewer
Relate
                                                   Example 2
Concept 1:                                         Students explain reasons why artists create ceramic art such as:
Artworlds
                                                          Political statements
                                                          Religious purposes
                                                          Functional purposes
                                                          Art for art’s sake
                                                          Expression of emotions or humor
                                                          Social statements

                                                   Suggested Resources
                                                   Famous artist website: http://library.thinkquest.org/J001159/famart.htm
                                                   Metropolitan Museum of Art Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/home.asp
                                                   Google Art Project: http://www.googleartproject.com/



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                                                               Visual Arts Blueprint
                                                           Junior High School Ceramics
                                                                   Intermediate
 In strand 2, concept 1 students describe the role that art plays in culture and how it reflects, records, and interacts with history in various times,
 places, and traditions.
   Strand          Performance Objectives                                 Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
  Concept
                 PO 202                               Explanation
                 Discuss how artworks are used        Students discuss how ceramic artworks are used to communicate:
                 to communicate stories, ideas,           Feelings
                 and emotions.                            Stories
                                                          Ideas
                                                          Opinions
                                                          Emotions

                                                      Example(s)
                                                          Students view and discuss a variety of ceramic art works and artifacts from world
                                                            cultures. Through discussion, they discover important ideas, issues, stories, ideas and
                                                            events of those cultures.
                                                          Students recognize and discuss forms of ceramic art as a means of communication
                                                            and/or persuasion. Students should understand the use of life surroundings and personal
                                                            experience to express ideas and feelings visually.
                                                          Students may convey meaning through original imagery. Students should be able to
                                                            recognize and discuss the personal imagery and style of select ceramic artists.

                                                      Suggested Resources
                                                      Story: http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/freer/incense-box-130
                                                      Story: http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/freer/bowl-180
                                                      Story: http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/freer/plate-176
                                                      Emotion: http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/met/smiling-figure-297001

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                                                                            Junior High School Ceramics
                                                                                    Intermediate
In strand 2, concept 1 students describe the role that art plays in culture and how it reflects, records, and interacts with history in various times, places, and traditions .
  Strand               Performance Objectives                                                    Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
 Concept
                     PO 203                                           Explanation
                     Discuss what an artworld is                          An artworld is part of a system of creative professions and creative people.
                     and its place in a culture.
                                                                                Students recognize the societal, cultural, and historical significance of art. They begin to
                                                                                 make connections between visual arts to other disciplines.
Strand 2:
Relate                                                                Example(s)
                                                                      Around the world and through the ages there have been many diverse artworlds such as the
Concept 1:                                                            Italian Renaissance artworld the sixteenth century Ican artworld, the court artworld of Sung
Artworlds                                                             Dynasty China, the ceremonial artworld of the Kuba people of West Africa, the contemporary
                                                                      gallery artworld in Los Angeles and the artworld of graphic design.
                                                                      Suggested Resources:
                                                                      Internet, library books
                                                                      Sculpture Ideas and Sculpture Art website: http://www.aboutsculpture.com/
                                                                      Artworld website: http://www.the-art-world.com/




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                                                              Junior High School Ceramics
                                                                      Intermediate
 In strand 2, concept 1 students describe the role that art plays in culture and how it reflects, records, and interacts with history in various times,
 places, and traditions.
   Strand          Performance Objectives                                   Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
  Concept
                 PO 204                               Explanation
                 Discuss the roles of various                 An artworld is a sub-culture maintained by people, a significant portion of whose identity is drawn
                 artworld experts (e.g., critics,              in some way from an artworld.
                 art historians, curators,                    Students gain an awareness of careers related to the ceramics artworld.
                 archeologists, conservators
                                                      Example(s)
                 and others).                                 In collaborative groups, students conduct a mini-inquiry and create a graphic organizer on the roles
                                                               of the following artworld experts in relation to ceramics. Expert roles include critics, art historians,
                                                               curators, archeologists, conservators, scientists, etc.
                                                              Students interview an artworld expert (in relation to ceramics) and report their findings. Interview
                                                               questions may include:
 Strand 2:
 Relate                                                         1.      How did you develop your interest or expertise in this field?
                                                                2.      How did you learn more about this interest?
                                                                3.      Who helped teach you what you know?
 Concept 1:                                                     4.      What knowledge about this field do you have from personal experience?
 Artworlds                                                      5.      What are the big issues or problems in the field today?
                                                                6.      Whom do you admire in your field?
                                                                7.      What are you working on now that interests you most?
                                                                8.      What else can you tell me?

                                                      Suggested Resources
                                                      Interview questions are from Inquiry Circles in Action by Stephanie Harvey and Harvey Daniels, pg. 140 (available for
                                                      checkout at the IRC).

                                                      Phoenix Art Museum docent visit: http://www.phxart.org/
                                                      http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/high/William-artist.htm




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                                                                   Intermediate
 In strand 2, concept 1 students describe the role that art plays in culture and how it reflects, records, and interacts with history in various times,
 places, and traditions.
   Strand          Performance Objectives                                 Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
  Concept
                 PO 205                               Explanation
                 Make connections between art         Students make connections between the art of ceramics and curricular areas such as history,
                 and other curricular areas           math, social studies, science, and technical studies.
 Strand 2:       (e.g., clay production relates to
 Relate          science, contextual information      Example(s)
                 relates to social studies).              Students recognize how clay, the firing process, and glazing are all related to science.
 Concept 1:                                               They will also see through exploration of various cultures and their ceramics wares how
 Artworlds                                                  this relates to history and socials studies.

                                                        Suggested Resources
                                                        Internet, library books
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                                                           Junior High School Ceramics
                                                                   Intermediate
 In strand 2, concept 1 students describe the role that art plays in culture and how it reflects, records, and interacts with history in various times,
 places, and traditions.
   Strand          Performance Objectives                                 Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
  Concept
                 PO 206                               Explanation
                 Discuss how artworks reflect             Students understand how ceramic artworks from various cultures reflect ideas, images,
                 ideas, images and symbols                  and symbols from the culture in which they were made.
                 from the culture within which            Students discuss how specific pieces of pottery was influenced from various historical
                 they were made.                            periods and cultures.

                                                      Example(s)
                                                          Students view the following works of art while discussing ideas, images, and symbols:
 Strand 2:
 Relate                                                        1.     Pinch pots
                                                               2.     Bowls
 Concept 1:                                                    3.     Coil pots
 Artworlds                                                     4.     Plates
                                                               5.     Relief tiles

                                                           In collaborative groups, students observe ceramic pieces or ceramic images and point out
                                                            features that reflect ideas, images, and symbols from the culture in which they were made.
                                                            Students then create an anchor chart and share what they learned from the features.

                                                        Suggested Resources
                                                        Internet, library books
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In strand 2, concept 2 students identify/analyze the use of materials, tools, and techniques in artwork.
  Strand        Performance Objectives                              Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
 Concept
               PO 201                            Explanation
               Identify the relationship             Students identify the relationship between specific ceramic tools including pin tools,
               between tools, materials,               modeling tools, trimming tools, wire cutters, paddles, and sponges.
               and/or techniques.
                                                        Students identify the relationship between specific ceramic materials including clay, slip,
                                                         and glazes.

                                                        Students identify the relationship between specific ceramic techniques including pinching,
Strand 2:
                                                         coiling, hand building, and slab construction.
Relate
                                                 Example(s)
Concept 2:
Materials,                                           Teacher modeling and guided practice on how to use and apply appropriate ceramic
Tools, and                                             tools, materials, and techniques.
Techniques
                                                        Final products should demonstrate students’ understanding of how to apply appropriate
                                                         ceramic tools, materials, and techniques.

                                                 Suggested Resources
                                                 Teacher demonstrations, textbooks, magazines, Art Styles videos & posters, Ceramics Monthly
                                                 magazine.

                                                 http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/high/Marsha-slab.htm
                                                 Creative Clay Houses: http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/ceramic-houses.htm




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                                                               Intermediate
 In strand 2, concept 2 students identify/analyze the use of materials, tools, and techniques in artwork.
   Strand         Performance Objectives                              Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
  Concept
                PO 202                             Explanation
                Describe what tools, materials,    Students explore the history, tools, materials, and techniques of ceramics through text, videos
                and techniques were used to        and the Internet. Students take notes, write reflective pieces, and have collaborative discussions
                create artwork from diverse        based on knowledge gained from their research.
                cultures and times.
                                                   Example(s)
                                                   Students view the videos “Learn Art Styles with Lisa Romanesque to Post-Impressionism,
                                                   Fauvism to Non-Figurative, and Regionalism to Installation Art.” (Crystal Productions)
                                                   Suggested Resources
                                                   Art Styles videos and posters. Crystal Productions.
                PO 203                             Explanation
                Describe how scientific and        Students discuss and identify scientific and technological advances such as pottery wheels,
                technological advances             glazes, and various materials that have contributed to advancement in ceramics.
                influence the materials, tools,
                                                   Example(s)
                and techniques used by artists.
                                                       Students conduct a mini-inquiry project and create a ceramics history timeline on
                                                         scientific and technological advances. On the timeline, students include how materials,
                                                         tools, and techniques were influenced by the scientific or technological advancement.

                                                          Students conduct a mini-inquiry project on a ceramic artist. Research criteria includes:
                                                              1. Technological influences that is evident in the artist’s use of materials, tools, and
                                                                 techniques.
                                                              2. Scientific influences in the artist’s use of materials, tools, and techniques.
                                                         Suggested Resources
                                                         Website: http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/high/William-timeline.htm
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 In strand 2, concept 3 students explore the artistic traditions and visual conventions from diverse cultures, which often differ from the elements
 and principles traditionally used in many Western cultures.
   Strand        Performance Objectives                              Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
  Concept
               PO 201                             Example(s)
               Identify visual/tactile                Students compare and contrast various visual/tactile characteristics of ceramic artwork
               characteristics of artworks from         associated with specific groups of people, geographic regions, or time periods.
 Strand 2:     diverse cultures, different
 Relate        places, or times.                         Students investigate various forms of visual/tactile characteristics of ceramic artwork used
                                                          by various cultures and institutions, past and present. Investigation includes inquiry about
 Concept 3:                                               how artists use materials, tools, images, and ideas to create works of art.
 Elements
 and                                                     Students identify visual/tactile characteristics of draped slabs from different cultures or
 Principles                                               time periods.
                                                        Suggested Resources
                                                        Where and How Artists Get Ideas:http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/Files/ideas.htm
                                                        African Masks: http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/ceramic-mask.htm
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In strand 2, concept 4 students interpret meanings or purposes of artwork based on contextual information.
  Strand        Performance Objectives                            Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
 Concept
              PO 201                            Explanation
              Interpret meanings and/or             A symbol is an image or visual quality that stands for an idea.
              purposes of an artwork using          A theme is a unifying idea for an artwork.
              subject matter, symbols,
              and/or themes.                    Example(s)
Strand 2:
                                                    Examples of a theme include love, nature, sports, music, theater, dance, specific personal
Relate
                                                      interests, etc.
                                                    Possible examples to discuss theme may include, but are not limited to, Michelangelo's
Concept 4:
                                                      Pietà and Luca della Robbia’s Madonna and Child.
Meanings
                                                    Students observe and analyze the meaning and purpose of two works of art.
or
Purposes                                            Describe the subject matter, symbols, and or themes.
                                                    Use a strategy to compare the meaning and/or purpose of two works of art.
                                                    Practice writing descriptively and persuasively about two works of art, critiquing the work.

                                                Suggested Resources
                                                http://www.renaissanceconnection.org/lesson_language_compare.html
                                                http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/Files/ideas.htm




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                                                                   Intermediate
 In strand 2, concept 4 students interpret meanings or purposes of artwork based on contextual information.
   Strand          Performance Objectives                                 Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
  Concept
                 PO 202                               Explanation
                 Discuss themes in artworks               A theme is a unifying idea for an artwork.
                 that illustrate common human             The unifying ideas in themes help the viewer consider the meaning or importance of an
                 experiences that transcend                 artwork.
                 culture, time, and place.                The unifying idea in themes often influences the organization of a piece of art.
                                                          Themes can be many things including nature, cities, wildlife, religion, tradition, or
                                                            entertainment.

                                                      Example(s)
                                                      Students collect items that reflect personal community themes. Then, they work in collaborative
                                                      groups to create a ceramic sculpture around the theme of community. The ceramic sculpture
                                                      criteria includes elements of community and current events.

                                                      Suggested Resources
                                                      http://mati.eas.asu.edu:8421/ChicanArte/unit2/lesson1.html#part2
                                                      http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/Files/ideas.htm
                 PO 203                               Explanation
                 Use contextual information to             Contextual information is a set of interrelated conditions (social, cultural, environmental,
                 investigate and interpret                    economic, and political) under which an artwork is produced or interpreted.
                 meanings and purposes in                  Artworks are many times reflections of the culture in which they are made. They contain
                 artworks from the viewpoint of               visual clues about cultural traditions and beliefs (examples include masks, tiles, African
                 the culture in which it was                  and Native American pots, etc.)
                 made.

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In strand 2, concept 5, students investigate and/or speculate about what characteristics in artworks are valued by various cultures.
  Strand        Performance Objectives                                Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
 Concept
               PO 201                             Explanation
               Contribute to a discussion         Students recognize why ceramic artworks were valued within the context of the culture in which they were
               about why artworks have been       made.
               valued within the context of the
                                                  Example(s)
               culture in which they were
                                                  Students complete a mini-inquiry project on how ceramic masks were valued within the culture in which
               made.                              they were made. Assessment criteria in student’s inquiry project may include:

                                                         Name of culture or period in which the ceramic mask was made.
                                                         A general description of the ceramic mask from the culture or time period.
Strand 2:                                                A description of the function of the ceramic mask (i.e. decorative, ceremonial).
                                                         A description of how the ceramic mask was decorated.
Relate
                                                         An explanation of how the ceramic mask was valued within the context of the culture in which it
                                                          was made.
Concept 5:
Quality
                                                  Suggested Resources
                                                  Masks around the world lesson: http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/ceramic-mask3.htm

               PO 202                             Explanation
               Demonstrate respect while          Students learn to respond and critique the ceramic artwork of others in a respectful manner.
               responding to others’ artwork.     Example
                                                  Students create a relief sculpture with a message (see link below for lesson ideas). After completion of the
                                                  project, students respond to the work of other’s relief sculptures. Before distributing peer’s comments back
                                                  to students, the teacher will view the written responses for respectfulness.
                                                  Suggested Resources
                                                  http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/Lessons/7sculpt.htm




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In strand 2, concept 5, students investigate and/or speculate about what characteristics in artworks are valued by various cultures.
  Strand        Performance Objectives                               Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
 Concept
               PO 203                            Explanation
               Compare the characteristics of    Characteristics valued by diverse cultures may include:
               artworks valued by diverse            Expressive properties
               cultures.                             Craftsmanship/artistry
                                                     Creativity
                                                 Example(s)
                                                 Students compare the characteristics of ceramic artworks valued by diverse cultures such as:
                                                      Clay tiles
                                                      Ceramic masks
                                                      Clay houses/architectural structures
                                                      Ceramic ritual vessels
                                                 Suggested Resources
                                                     Related Lesson: http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/high/Justin-masks.htm
                                                     Related Lesson: http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/ceramic-mask3.htm
                                                     Related Lesson: http://www.carearts.org/lessons/lesson-plans/o-t/ritual-vessel.html




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In strand 3, concept 1 students justify general conclusions about the nature and value of art.
 Strand      Performance                                     Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
Concept       Objectives

            PO 201               Explanation
            Form and             Students recognize what art is and are able to explain why it is important in different cultures. Students will
Strand 3:
            support opinions     develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication.
Evaluate
            about art (e.g.,
            what art is and      Example(s)
Concept
            why it is            Students write a reflective response on what ceramics is to them and why it is important.
1:
            important).
Art
                                 Suggested Resources
Issues
                                 http://www.dryden.k12.ny.us/schools/shared/dreamweaver%20www/erechtin/docs/why%20important%20page.htm
and
                                 http://www.artsconnected.org/artsnetmn/whatsart/index.html
Values
                                 http://www.arthistory.sbc.edu/artartists/artartists.html
                                 http://artgallery.yale.edu/pages/whatisart/what_openhouse2.php




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 In strand 2, concept 5, students investigate and/or speculate about what characteristics in artworks are valued by various cultures.
  Strand        Performance                                       Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
 Concept         Objectives

              PO 202                Explanation
              Debate whether        Visual culture “Refers to the images and objects we encounter on a daily basis such as signage,
              art is different      advertisement, film, computer environments, television, and packaging.” (M. Stewart and S. Walker,
              from visual           Rethinking Curriculum in Art. Worcester: MA Davis Publications, Inc. 2005)
              culture in
              general.              Example
 Strand 3:                          Students view African Masks or Mexican pottery and debate whether they feel the pieces should be
 Evaluate                           viewed as art or as an everyday object.

 Concept                            Resources
 1:                                 Tea Leaf Storage Jar: http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/freer/tea-leaf-storage-jar-138
 Art                                Large plate: http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/freer/large-plate-194
 Issues
 and          PO 203                Example(s)
 Values       Discuss reasons       Have students discuss and build on their prior knowledge on the possible reasons why people value
              why people value      ceramic pieces of art. Following the discussion, students select a token that is valuable to them.
              art (e.g.,            Examples of tokens may include a quarter (financial), a heart (sentimental), a mirror (message or theme),
              sentimental,          and a cross or Star of David (religious). Students discuss why they value their specific token. Students
              financial,
                                    then create a ceramic project that they value for sentimental, financial, religious, historical, or political
              religious,
              political, and        reasons.
              historical).

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 In strand 3, concept 1 students justify general conclusions about the nature and value of art.
   Strand         Performance Objectives                                   Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
  Concept
                PO 204                                Example(s)
                Discuss people’s criteria for             Students write a one-page paper defending why or why not ceramics should be cared for
                determining how, or whether,                and protected.
                art should be cared for and/or
                protected.                                    Students visit an art gallery that displays ceramic work and listen to the director/docent
                                                               discuss how the ceramic artwork is cared for.
 Strand 3:
 Evaluate                                                     Teachers invite a guest speaker from the Phoenix Art Museum to discuss the care of
                                                               ceramic works. During the interview, students inquire/discuss how the ceramic works of art
 Concept 1:                                                    are cared for or protected at that specific gallery.
 Art Issues
 and                                                          Students participate in a mini-inquiry on methods of caring for and protecting ceramic art.
 Values
                                                              Students participate in a mini-inquiry project on criteria used to determine how ceramic art
                                                               should be cared for.

                                                      Suggested Resources
                                                      www.phxart.org


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 In strand 3, concept 2 students reflect on, and determine how materials, tools, and techniques affect meanings, purposes, and value in artworks.
   Strand          Performance Objectives                                 Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
  Concept
                 PO 201                               Example(s)
                 Explain how an artist’s use of       Students conduct a mini-inquiry on a ceramic piece of art. Research criteria may include:
                 tools, materials, and
                 techniques affect an artwork’s               The artist’s use of tools to create the ceramic piece.
                 meaning, purpose, and value.                 The artist’s use of materials to create the ceramic piece.
                                                              The artist’s use of techniques to create the ceramic piece.

                                                      Following the mini-inquiry project, students write a summary on how the artist’s use of tools,
 Strand 3:
                                                      materials and techniques affected the meaning, purpose or value of the ceramic piece.
 Evaluate
                                                      Suggested Resources
 Concept 2:
                                                      Internet, library books, history books
 Materials,
 Tools, and
 Techniques
                 PO 202                               Explanation
                 Develop and use criteria to          Craftsmanship is the skill with which an artwork is made.
                 evaluate craftsmanship in an
                 artwork.                             Example
                                                          As a collaborative effort, students develop an assessment/critique tool to evaluate the
                                                            craftsmanship of ceramic works of art.
                                                          Students use self and whole class generated assessments to evaluate the craftsmanship
                                                            of ceramic works of art.


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In strand 3, concept 3 students judge the effectiveness of the artist’s use of elements of art and principles of design in communicating meanings
and/or purposes, in artworks.
  Strand        Performance Objectives                               Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
 Concept
              PO 201                             Explanation
              Describe an artist’s use of        The principle of design is the choice and arrangement of elements of art in an artwork. The
              elements and principles in an      principles are balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity. (These
              artwork support its meaning        principles are guidelines used by some Western artworlds to evaluate the quality of art)
              and/or purpose.
Strand 3:                                        Example
Evaluate                                         Students create functional or decorative pottery that is aesthetically pleasing while incorporating
                                                 the elements and principles of design. In completion of the project, students analyze and discuss
Concept 3:                                       how the meaning and purpose of their project is supported by their use of elements and
Elements                                         principles of design. Elements and principles may include:
and                                                                  Color                       Proportion                    Form
Principles                                                           Unity                       Texture                       Emphasis
                                                                     Line                        Rhythm                        Space
                                                                     Movement                    Shape                         Harmony


                                                 Suggested Resources
                                                 http://quizlet.com/1603123/elements-and-principles-of-design-claypottery-color-schemes-other-
                                                 flash-cards/




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 In strand 3, concept 4 students will judge an artist’s success in communicating meaning or purpose in their artwork.
   Strand          Performance Objectives                                 Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
  Concept
                 PO 201                               Example 1
                 Discuss how an artist uses           Students view a piece ceramic artwork and discuss:
                 subject matter, symbols, and/or          subject matter
                 themes to communicate                    symbols
                 meaning and/or purpose in an             themes
                 artwork.                                 metaphors
                                                          images
                                                      Students then write in their ceramic journal what they believe the artist’s meaning or purpose was
 Strand 3:                                            in creating the piece. In their writing, students include how the artist’s use of subject matter,
 Evaluate                                             symbols, or themes supports the meaning and or purpose in their work. Students then create
                                                      ceramic works of art that use different kinds of subjects, themes, symbols, metaphors, and
 Concept 4:                                           images.
 Meanings
 or                                                   Example 2
 Purposes                                             Students complete a mini-inquiry on a ceramic artist. Inquiry and discussion should include:
                                                          Use of subject matter
                                                          Use of symbols
                                                          Use of themes
                                                          The purpose or meaning of the artist’s work
                                                      Suggested Resources
                                                      African Masks Unit http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/Files/Stacie-masks.htm
                                                      Personal Clay Box http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/Kara-box.htm
                                                      Medieval Art-Gargoyles http://people.goshen.edu/~marvinpb/lessons/gargoyle.html


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 In strand 3, concept 5 students apply criteria for judging the quality of specific artwork.
   Strand          Performance Objectives                                 Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
  Concept
                 PO 201                               Explanation
                 Understand how the difference        Students are able to distinguish the differences between original artworks and reproductions.
                 in quality between an original
                 and a reproduction affects the       Example(s)
                 viewer’s interpretation of an        Students make a visit to an artist’s studio to compare the differences in quality between an
                 artwork (e.g., make a                original and reproduction. As a follow-up activity, students create a t-chart to compare details,
                 museum/artist’s studio visit to      size, luminosity, three dimensionality, and surface texture of the original and the reproduction.
                 compare details, size,               On the back of the t-chart, students reflect on whether or not the original and the reproduction
                 luminosity, three                    affected their interpretation and experience when viewing the artwork.
 Strand 3:       dimensionality, surface
 Evaluate        texture).

 Concept 5:      PO 202                               Explanation
 Quality         Distinguish art preferences “I       Students elaborate on why they are drawn or attracted to certain ceramic works of art. They use
                 like it because…” from art           academic vocabulary to create clear explanations to support favored ceramic pieces.
                 judgments “It is good
                 because…” from cultural              Example(s)
                 judgments “It is important           The teacher displays ceramic pieces throughout the room. Students participate in a silent gallery
                 because…”                            walk where they add comments to posters placed by the ceramic pieces such as:
                                                             I like/do not like this piece of work because…
                                                             This piece of work is good/not good because…
                                                             This piece of work would be important to a culture because…


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                                                                   Intermediate
 In strand 3, concept 5 students apply criteria for judging the quality of specific artwork.
   Strand          Performance Objectives                                 Explanations, Examples, and Suggested Resources
  Concept
                 PO 203                               Explanation
                 Use established criteria to          Students, through research and brainstorming with peers, establish criteria to assess the quality
 Strand 3:       make and support a judgment          of ceramic pieces of art. Students then visit a museum to use their evaluation tool to make a
 Evaluate        about the quality of an artwork.     judgment about the quality of artwork.

 Concept 5:                                           Suggested Resources:
 Quality                                              Phoenix Art Museum, Docent Visits
                                                      Rubric resources: http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/links/toolbox/rubrics.html


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