Month
Topic/Content
Skills
Assessments

January - May
Visual Art
Pass Skill
Standard 1
: Language of Visual Art (grades 1 - 12th)
The student will identify visual art terms, i.e. collage, design,
original, portrait, paint, subject.
1:1 Use appropriate art vocabulary
1:2 Name elements of art: line, color, form, shape, texture,
value, and space.
Standard 2: Visual Art History and Culture (grades 1 - 12th)
The student will recognize the development of visual art
from an historical and cultural perspective.
2:1 Understand art reflects a culture.
Standard 3: Visual Art Expression (grades 5 - 8th)
The student will observe, select, and utilize a variety of
ideas and subject matter in creatiang original works of
visual art.
3:4 Depict three-dimensional qualities by overlapping planes, vertical
position, size, and color intensity in original art work.
3:5 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of media, techniques, and processes
in: painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and fiberarts.
  • Identify similarities and naturally occurring patterns in art, nature, and math
  • Recognize the Fibonacci number sequence
  • Infer meaning of the Fibonacci sequence by predicting the order or numbers *Recognize the Divine Proportion
  • Listen to lecture focused on the life of Leonardo da Vinci
  • Locate historical information about Leonardo da Vinci using an app on an Ipod Touch
  • Compare the time period of Leonardo da Vinci to other significant individuals of history past and present i.e. Christopher Columbus
  • Observe drawings, sculptures, portraits of Leonardo da Vinci: The Lord's Supper, The Mona Lisa, The Statue of David, The Vatican Staircase, and The Vitruvian Man
  • Examine and differentiate 2 techniques: chiaroscuro and sfumato
  • Define terms: irrational number, Phi, Pi, center line principle, common polygons pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nanotagon, decagon, Verrocchio, negative slope, positive slope, Codex Leicester,
  • Recall patterns in chrysanthemum, sunflower, pinecone, and tree specifically the Fibonacci numbers.
  • Construct a venn diagram of similarities between themselves individually and Leonardo da Vinci
  • Complete worksheet identifying Fibonacci number sequence, and the Divine Proportion by relating it to measurements in nature (the body), irrational numbers (birthdays).
  • Create a Glogster using Classroom 2.0 tools that compares and illustrates the intelligences of Leonardo da Vinci and the intelligences of themselves individually
  • Sketch a pencil drawing of a glass of water, and an egg.
  • Shade a sheet of paper to show and compare negative/positive slope.