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Arts Alive Part 2
Course Length: 1 Semester
Has Textbook: Yes
Arts Alive Part 2 will expose students to various art forms, including dance, theatre, media arts such as filmmaking, and the different media and processes of making art. The course's lessons and activities will continue to increase students' awareness and appreciation of art. Examples of some of the writing activities include: planning a thematic dance performance, preparing to capture an important event on video, and explaining the stages of creating pottery.

Course Objectives

Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

  • Describe different types of stretching.
  • Recognize how to evaluate choreography.
  • Explore types of dance around the world.
  • Examine dances from the 1400s through the 1900s.
  • Analyze contemporary dance artists.

Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

  • Analyze the dramatic genres of tragedy and comedy.
  • Compare and contrast Greek and Roman theater.
  • Explore Elizabethan theater and the works of Shakespeare.
  • Identify characteristics of Baroque theater.
  • Examine theater from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.
  • Discover famous composers, producers, and lyricists.
  • Identify the disciplines that comprise technical theater.

Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

  • Discover the history and technology of animation.
  • Describe the filmmaking production cycle and the different aspects of broadcasting.
  • Examine the history of photography and different types of photography.
  • Recognize different areas of Web development and audio production.
  • Describe the components of video production.
  • Explore the history of electronic music.
  • Discover interactive art and analyze performance art.

Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

  • Recognize major contributions and developments in the history of visual art.
  • Analyze the art forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, and calligraphy.
  • Describe the use of ceramics and other materials to produce works of art.
  • Discover how jewelry is created.
  • Analyze the tools and the process of etching.
  • Assess the history and composition of tapestry.
  • Explore some of the world’s famous art museums.

Course Materials

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