Comparing Landscapes - Art and Technology
Academic subject areas: Interdisciplinary; Visual and Performing Arts
States' Career Clusters: Arts, Audio-Video Technology, Communications
California Industry sector(s): Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Duration: 2 weeks
Grade Targets: Middle/Junior High, 9, 10, 11, 12
Levels of Expertise for CTE: Introductory, Concentration/Skill building
Standards Addressed: Connected to Common Core, State and/or Industry Standards Professional Development Requirements/Recommendations: None
Source: Web Site Credit: LETSNet - Michigan Sate University College of Education and Ameritech
Usage Restrictions: None
Curriculum Link: http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/letsnet/frames/subjects/art/index.html
In the Comparing Landscapes unit, students use the Internet to visit on-line art museums to view and analyze Asian and European / Impressionist landscape styles, and then use the painting techniques learned to create their own art work.
Expected Student Outcomes/Objectives
- Develop skills in comparing and contrasting works and genres of art.
- Explore and develop skills in applying a range of media, techniques, and processes in their artistic creations.
Lesson One: Exploring Asian Landscapes. Students visit an on-line Asian art museum, analyze several landscapes, and explore the painting techniques.
Lesson Two: Exploring Impressionist Landscapes. Students visit an on-line art museum in Paris, analyze several landscapes, and explore Impressionist painting techniques.
Lesson Three: Comparing Asian and Impressionist Landscapes. Students draw on the knowledge of Asian and Impressionist landscapes they have gained during the previous two lessons.
Each lesson plan includes: objectives, a list of materials and resources, an activity description - including questions for students, and links to Internet resources.
Culminating Activity and/or Assessment
The culminating activity is not explicitly described, but could easily be developed into a performance assesment in which students demonstrate their knowledge of landscape painting techniques in their own works of art.
Instructional Materials Needed
The curriculum writers say: In developing our lessons and activities, we made some assumptions about the hardware and software that would be available in the classroom for teachers who visit the LETSNet Website. We assume that teachers using our Internet-based lessons or activities have a computer (PC or Macintosh) with the necessary hardware components (mouse, keyboard, and monitor) as well as software (operating system, TCP/IP software, networking or dial-up software, e-mail and a World Wide Web client program, preferably Netscape, but perhaps Mosaic or Lynx). In the section below, we specify any "special" hardware or software requirements for a lesson or activity (in addition to those described above) and the level of Internet access required to do the activity.
Special hardware requirements: None.
Special software requirements: None.
Internet access: High-speed (greater than 1 MBPS via network).
Classroom resources: Art materials for students to explore the different genres of painting.
Instructional Materials Provided
Questions for students to use when visiting websites