Arts Alive Part 1 will expose students to various art forms, such as visual arts, music, and literary arts. The course's lessons and activities will increase students' awareness and appreciation of art. A majority of the activities involve reading and writing responses to summarize or present students' thoughts about particular artists or forms of art. Examples of some of the projects or activities include: compare and contrast essays about artists and their artwork, designing an illuminated letter, creating a poem, and playing interactive games on art websites.
Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills
fundamental elements of art and principles of design.
understanding of the concept of realism in visual art.
the lives and works of the Impressionist painters.
the art of Pablo Picasso and Georgia O'Keefe.
the Expressionist and Surrealist art movements.
and interpret works from the Hard-Edge, Pop Art, and Neo-Expressionist art
how modern art has changed since the beginning of the twentieth century.
Unit 2: Essential Content and skills
the musical concepts of tone, pitch, melody, and rhythm.
the basic symbols of music theory, including Middle C, notes on a scale,
accidentals, and rests.
the functions of the tempo and dynamic symbols used in sheet music.
and identify classical, Romantic, and patriotic forms of music.
music played by a variety of orchestral instruments.
the characteristics of jazz and blues music.
the musical genres of gospel, pop, Big Band, swing, and Motown, and recognize
the British Invasion.
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills
the guide on deciphering poetry to interpret a poem.
a contemporary haiku based on a subject from life or nature.
the Romantic and Victorian literary periods.
the use of dramatic monologue as a poetic device.
similes and metaphors and identify examples.
authors from a variety of cultures.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills
basic concepts in visual arts.
a variety of artistic styles, and describe the lives of the artists introduced
throughout the course.
a song based on historical music.
the basic elements of the literary arts.
original acrostic, diamante, and letter poems.
illustrations in books.
an iText course only