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UbD Unit Plan

Title Unit Curriculum Area The Language of Art: Elements of Art and Principles of Design Visual Art Grade Level Time Frame

8th Grade 1-2 ee!s

Visual Art Performance Standards


Georgia Performance Standards: http:""###$georgiastandards$org %%%$ P&'D()T%'* and &E+P'*+E The student creates art#or!s ,- appl-ing media. techni/ues. elements. principles. and processes to formulate and to e0press his or her o#n ideas and conceptual understandings$ VA128P&$1 (nderstands and applies media. techni/ues. and processes$ VA128P&$2 )reates art#or! through a range of concepts. ideas. and su,3ect matter$ VA1284)$5 %nterprets ho# artists communicate meaning in their #or! through spo!en. #ritten. or 6isual form #hile using the language of art: 7elements of art and principles of design8$ VA128P&$9 (ses the elements of art and the principles of design to produce 2-D and 5-D #or!s of art$ 7Elements: line. shape. form. space. color. 6alue. te0ture8 7Principles: rh-thm. mo6ement. ,alance. proportion. 6ariet-. emphasis. harmon-. and unit-8$ VA128A&$1 Anal-:es. reflects. and criti/ues the language of art in art#or!s using constructi6e criticism$ VA128)$8 Applies information from other disciplines 7English. 4ath. +cience. and ;istor-8 to enhance the understanding and production of art#or!s$ VA128)$1< &elates !no#ledge of art to#ards the real-#orld through a profession and"or ho,,-$

Technolog Performance Standards


!ST" formall #"TS: htt$s:%%&&&'iste'org%standards%standards(for(students )' Creativit and !nnovation

Kecia McGouirk |2 +tudents demonstrate creati6e thin!ing. construct !no#ledge. and de6elop inno6ati6e products and processes using technolog-$ ,$ create original #or!s as a means of personal or group e0pression$ *' Communication and Collaboration +tudents use digital media and en6ironments to communicate and #or! colla,orati6el-. including at a distance. to support indi6idual learning and contri,ute to the learning of others$ a$ interact. colla,orate. and pu,lish #ith peers. e0perts. or others emplo-ing a 6arietof digital en6ironments and media$ +' Digital Citi,enshi$ +tudents understand human. cultural. and societal issues related to technolog- and practice legal and ethical ,eha6ior$ d$ E0hi,it leadership for digital citi:enship -' Critical Thin.ing +tudents use critical thin!ing s!ills to plan and conduct research. manage products. sol6e pro,lems. and ma!e informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources$ c$ )ollect and anal-:e data to identif- solutions and"or ma!e informed decisions$

Understandings
Students &ill understand that: The language of art is the interpretation of the elements of art and principles of design of an6isual art form$ Visual images. themes and ideas are communicated in #or!s of art through the use of elements of art and principles of design$ The elements of art and principles of design are demonstrated through different techni/ues and use of media$ The elements of art and principles of design can ,e discussed through criticism and aesthetic 3udgment$ =rainstorming. conducting research. and ma!ing preliminar- s!etches are essential #hen using the elements of art and principles of design$ E0perimenting #ith the elements of art and principles of design is helpful for sol6ing a 6isual pro,lem$ Visual art is integrated #ith other content areas$ Visual art is connected to careers. the communit- and e6er-da- li6es$

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/elated 0isconce$tions: Art is a 6isual concept onl-$ Art depends on the talent and imagination of the artist$ Art rules are strict and need to ,e follo#ed$ *ot e6er-,od- can understand art$ The more e0pensi6e art#or! is. the ,etter its /ualit-$ Art su,3ect matter is limited$ De6eloping an indi6idual artist>s st-le is difficult to accomplish$ The purpose of art is mainl- decorati6e$

"ssential 1uestions:
2verarching 1uestions: hat is the purpose of art and #hshould #e stud- it? hat are some misconceptions or m-ths a,out art? ;o# is 6isual art anal-:ed and understood? ;o# can 6isual art and its concepts ,e rele6ant in life? h- is criticism and aesthetic 3udgment used in art and in e6er-dalife? ;o# can % appl- 6isual art and the creati6e process in other content areas? ;o# does art impact the #orld and the #orld impact art? hat careers can ,e connected to art? To$ical 1uestions: hat is the language of art? hat are the elements of art and #h- are the- used? hat are the principles of design and #h- are the- used? hat are some similarities ,et#een the elements of art and principles of design? hat are some differences ,et#een the elements of art and principles of design? ;o# can % effecti6el- use the elements of art and principles of design in m- o#n art#or!? h- and ho# do artists use the language of art in communication? hat are the roles of these concepts in communicating ideas in #or!s of art? h- is the e0ploration and application of materials. tools. techni/ues. processes and technolog- in a safe and responsi,le manner important in 6isual art?

3no&ledge and S.ills 3no&ledge


Students &ill .no&: @e- 6oca,ular- A language of art.

S.ills
Students &ill be able to: &ecogni:e elements of art in an- 6isual

Kecia McGouirk |4 elements of art: line. shape. form. space. color. 6alue. te0ture. principles of design: rh-thm. mo6ement. ,alance. proportion. 6ariet-. emphasis. harmon-. and unit The similarities and differences ,et#een the elements of art and the principles of design$ The importance of art criticism and aesthetic 3udgment$ The importance of communication in #or!s of art$ ;o# to create art#or! ,- using elements of art and principles of design$ The correlation art concepts ha6e #ith other content areas$ The impact art has on the #orld and in our li6es$ art form$ &ecogni:e principles of design in an6isual art form$ )ritici:e and pass aesthetic 3udgment on #or!s of art in an effecti6e manner$ Plan and create their o#n #or!s of art using the elements of art and principles of design$ Discuss the communication ,eing con6e-ed in the art#or! through the use of elements of art and principles of design$ (tili:e technolog- e, 2$< tools to create pro3ect-,ased assignments$

Performance Tas.4s5
Goal: /ole: Audience: Situation: Bour goal is to esta,lish a language of art ,oo! for middle school 6isual art students e0plaining the elements of art and principles of design$ Bou are a ,oo! designer #or!ing for an educational ,oo! compan-$ Bou need to con6ince teachers that the ,oo! is congruent #ith the language of art understanding and accepta,le for student learning$ Bou ha6e ,een as!ed to create a language of art ,oo! for middle school 6isual art students$ The purpose of the ,oo! is to descri,e and sho# concrete 6isuals of each element of art and principle of design$ ;o#e6er. there are man- ,oo!s on the mar!et for teachers to e0plore$ Therefore. it is -our 3o, to learn the !no#ledge of the language of art in 6isual art and to create the ,est representational te0t for teachers to use$

Product Performance and Pur$ose: Bou #ill create a 7language of art8 digital ,oo! for middle school 6isual art students$ +tudents should use a e, 2$< platform for creating their digital ,oo! such as: Pre:i. +lideroc!et. Po#Toon. =rainshar!. Animoto. +lideshare. etc$ +tudents should design a separate page #ith a descriptor and 6isual7s8 of each art element and each design principle$ Bou should also include the significance of each and element and principle ,- e0plaining ho# it is used as a communication tool in art#or!s referring to famous #or!7s8 of art as an e0ample$ Bour goal is to insure an understanding of

Kecia McGouirk |5 ho# to use criticism and 3udgment as art is e0plored through the #orld around us$ Bou #ill research and !eep a 3ournal of notes and digital 6isuals. etc$ of !no#ledge o,tained$ Standards and Criteria for Success: Bour ,oo! should include the follo#ing: A title page 7language of art8 #ith each other page representing !e- 6oca,ular- A elements of art: line. shape. form. space. color. 6alue. te0ture. principles of design: rh-thm. mo6ement. ,alance. proportion. 6ariet-. emphasis. harmon-. and unit-$ A clear understanding of ho# artists use the elements and principles to create art#or!$ A clear understand of #h- artists use the elements and principles as a form of communication$ A clear understanding of the importance of art criticism and aesthetic 3udgment$ A correlation art concepts ha6e #ith other content areas and careers signif-ing the impact art has in our e6er-da- life$

2ther "vidence
7e$g$ tests. /ui::es. #or! samples. o,ser6ations8
Prompt A hat is the purpose of art and #h- do #e stud- it? )lass Discussion A hat are some misconceptions of art? Prompt A hat is the language of art? )lass Discussion A ;o# is 6isual art anal-:ed and understood? Prompt A hat are the elements of art and principles of design? )lass Discussion - h- is criticism and aesthetic 3udgment used in art and in e6er-dalife? )lass Discussion A h- is the e0ploration and application of materials. tools. techni/ues. processes and technolog- in a safe and responsi,le manner important in 6isual art? +!ill )hec! A 4Pers$ective5 hat are the similarities and differences ,et#een the elements of art and principles of design? VA-67A/'- Anal ,es8 reflects8 and criti9ues the language of art in art&or.s using constructive criticism' +!ill )hec! A 4!nter$retation5 ;o# do artists effecti6el- use the elements of art and principles of design? VA-670C': !nter$rets ho& artists communicate meaning in their &or. through s$o.en8 &ritten8 or visual form &hile using the language of art: 4elements of art and $rinci$les of design5' +!ill )hec! A 4"m$ath 5 communication? h- and ho# do artists use the language of art in

Kecia McGouirk |6 VA-670C': !nter$rets ho& artists communicate meaning in their &or. through s$o.en8 &ritten8 or visual form &hile using the language of art: 4elements of art and $rinci$les of design5' +!ill )hec! A 4";$lanation5 ;o# can % appl- 6isual art and the creati6e process in other content areas? hat careers can ,e connected to art? ;o# does art impact the #orld and the #orld impact art? VA-67C'7 A$$lies information from other disci$lines 4"nglish8 0ath8 Science8 and <istor 5 to enhance the understanding and $roduction of art&or.s' VA-67C')= /elates .no&ledge of art to&ards the real(&orld through a $rofession and%or hobb ' %nformal )hec!s and o,ser6ations of creating a C,oo!D$ 7 Performance tas!8 Test o6er the language of art including the elements of art and principles of design including a #ritten criti/ue or self-reflection 4Self(3no&ledge5 a,out -our o#n C,oo!D$ 7Eormal assessment A unit test8 VA-67P/'> Uses the elements of art and the $rinci$les of design to $roduce *( D and :(D &or.s of art' 4"lements: line8 sha$e8 form8 s$ace8 color8 value8 te;ture5 4Princi$les: rh thm8 movement8 balance8 $ro$ortion8 variet 8 em$hasis8 harmon 8 and unit 5' Test o6er the language of art including the elements of art and principles of design$ 7%nformal assessments A short /ui::es8 Performance tas!s o6er the language of art #here students #ill plan and create their o#n digital ,oo! of art elements and design principles using a e, 2$< tool 4A$$lication5$ 7Art pro3ect8 VA-67P/') Understands and a$$lies media8 techni9ues8 and $rocesses$ VA-67P/'* Creates art&or. through a range of conce$ts8 ideas8 and sub?ect matter' #"TS )' Creativit and !nnovation Students demonstrate creative thin.ing8 construct .no&ledge8 and develo$ innovative $roducts and $rocesses using technolog ' b' create original &or.s as a means of $ersonal or grou$ e;$ression'

Student Self(Assessment and /eflection


+elf-assess -our Cdigital ,oo!D pro3ect$ +elf-assess -our in6ol6ement in classroom discussion for this unit$ &eflect on #hat #ere some concepts or areas -ou struggled #ith? Grasped? &eflect on the effecti6eness of the Cdigital ,oo!D pro3ect in learning a,out the language of

Kecia McGouirk |7 art in 6isual art$ &eflect: To #hat e0tent has -our opinion changed a,out ho# #e percei6e art? &eflect on ho# -ou #ould impro6e -our Cdigital ,oo!D pro3ect$ &eflect on ho# the teacher can impro6e the Cdigital ,oo!D pro3ect$ change or add to the Cdigital ,oo!D pro3ect? &eflect ho# -ou #ould e6aluate the Cdigital ,oo!D pro3ect$ or add in the ru,ric? Through teacher o,ser6ation: impro6ement? Through teacher o,ser6ation: hat concepts or areas did students struggle #ith? hich areas did the- grasp and not need an- assistance? hat aspects of the pro3ect #or!ed reall- #ell? *eeded hat item #ould -ou change hat #ould -ou

Learning ";$eriences @ee. )


0onda : 1$ +tudents #ill ta!e a pretest on Edline 4A$$endi; A5 in order to chec! for prere/uisite s!ills and !no#ledge of 6isual art. the language of art. elements and principles of art and design. criticism. and aesthetic 3udgment$ 2$ )lass Discussion: hat is the purpose of art and #h- do #e stud- it? hat are some misconceptions of art? 5$ +tudents #ill re6ie# the elements of art and principles of design at ###$pro3ectarticulte$com$ 4See Alendshare5 9$ +tudents #ill re6ie# the elements of art and principles of design ,- re6ie#ing the teacher>s podcast$ 4See Alendshare5 Tuesda : F$ (sing a re6ie# #or!sheet 4See Alendshare5. students #ill #or! in cooperati6e groups and create a mini-poster defining the elements of art and principles of design$ +tudents #ill cut images from maga:ines to use as e0amples for each element and principle$ Each student #ill carr- out a role in their group for D% purposes$ Group #or! #ill ,e graded using 4A$$endi; A /ubric5$ @ednesda : 1$ hat are the similarities and differences ,et#een the elements of art and principles of design? 2$ ;o# do artists effecti6el- use the elements of art and principles of design? 8$ h- and ho# do artists use the language of art in communication? G$ (sing the pro3ector present a Po#erPoint e0hi,iting 6arious famous #or!s of art #hile discussing ho# artists communicate their #or!s$ +tudents #ill also reflect ,- participating #ith the class discussion on their anal-:ing of art#or!s using criticism and aesthetic 3udgment$

Kecia McGouirk |8 Thursda : 1<$ hat is the language of art? 11$ ;o# is art anal-:ed and understood? 12$ h- is the e0ploration and application of technolog- tools. techni/ues. and processes in a safe and responsi,le manner important to 6isual art? 15$ 4Tas.5 or!ing in pairs students #ill create a Language of Art digital ,oo! 7pro3ect8$ Eor instructions and ru,ric see 4A$$endi; C and D8$ Also sho# e0amples of pre6ious student #or!s$ +tudents #ill prepare a 7language of art8 digital ,oo! for middle school 6isual art students$ +tudents should use a e, 2$< platform for creating their digital ,oo! such as: Pre:i. +lideroc!et. Po#Toon. =rainshar!. Animoto. +lideshare. etc$ Bou should include the language of art #ith a page representing a descriptor and 6isual7s8 of each element of art and each principle of design$ Bou should also include the significance of each element and principle ,- e0plaining ho# it is used as a communication tool in art#or!s referring to famous #or!7s8 of art as an e0ample$ Bour goal is to insure an understanding of ho# to use criticism and 3udgment as art is e0plored through the #orld around us$ Bou #ill research and !eep a 3ournal of notes and digital 6isuals. etc$ of !no#ledge o,tained$ +tudents #ill also ,e graded on presenting their digital ,oo! to the class$ Frida : 19$ +tudents #ill continue creating digital ,oo!s #hile teacher o,ser6es and assists #hen needed$

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0onda : 1F$ +tudents #ill continue creating digital ,oo!s #hile teacher o,ser6es and assists #hen needed$ Tuesda : 11$ +tudents #ill self-assess themsel6es as #ell as others through a class discussion as each student presents their Language of Art =oo! to the class$ )onstructi6e criticism #ill ,e used among the students$ @ednesda : 12$ +tudents #ill self-assess themsel6es as #ell as others through a class discussion as each student presents their Language of Art =oo! to the class$ )onstructi6e criticism #ill ,e used among the students$ Thursda : 18$ ;o# can % appl- 6isual art and the creati6e process in other content areas? 1G$ hat careers can ,e connected to art? 2<$ ;o# does art impact the #orld and the #orld impact art? 21$ &e6ie# elements of art and principles of design using use handout from last #ee! 4See Alendshare5$ 22$ +tudents #ill parta!e in an online /ui: 7re6ie#8 at http:""###$/uia$com"/ui:"11G8221$html?APHrandI191119< +tudents #ill su,mit grade to teacher$ 25$ )onclude the unit #ith a post-test on Edline 4A$$endi; A5 on 6isual art. the language of art. elements and principles of art and design. criticism. and aesthetic 3udgment$ 29$ ;a6e students self-e6aluate ho# their opinions and perspecti6es of their Language of art ha6e changed$

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#otes to the !nstructor


+tudents #ith a7n8 %EP. F<9. or E+'L #ill recei6e the accommodations and modifications that is specified for them$ Eor e0ample. guided notes. e0tended time. small group. notes and email reminders to parents. tests read aloud. preferential seating. and peer assistance$ Different t-pes of instructions include lecture. digital deli6er-. cooperati6e learning. modeling. peer assistance. one-on-one instruction. and class discussions$ )omputer la, is a6aila,le ,ut i-Ei can ,ecome slo# due to congestion$

K e c i a M c G o u i r k | 10 Appendi0 A 7Pretest " Post-test 8

K e c i a M c G o u i r k | 11

Appendi0 A 7Pretest " Post-test )ontinued8

K e c i a M c G o u i r k | 12 Appendi0 A 7Pretest " Post-test )ontinued8

K e c i a M c G o u i r k | 13 Appendi0 A 7Pretest " Post-test )ontinued8

K e c i a M c G o u i r k | 14 7Appendi0 D A Eront +ide8

K e c i a M c G o u i r k | 15 7Appendi0 D A =ac! +ide8

K e c i a M c G o u i r k | 16 7Appendi0 ) A Language of Art =oo! %nstructions A Eront +ide8

K e c i a M c G o u i r k | 17 7Appendi0 D A Language of Art =oo! &u,ric A =ac! +ide8