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    BREATHITT HIGH SCHOOL

    Arts and Humanities: Discovering Art History Units:

    I. Part One: The World and Work of the Artist

    Lesson 1: Learning About Art

    Learning Targets for Students:

    I can explain how there is no single definitive definition of art

    I can understand that art uses visual images to communicate

    I can appreciate how learning about art is an enriching experience

    Lesson 2: The Visual Communication Process

    Learning Targets for Students:

    I can understand how subject matter, media, design and

    craftsmanship interrelate

    I can understand that art communicates ideas visually

    I can discuss how each era and culture uses the components of art

    and design in individual ways

    I can discern certain evolutionary developments that have

    occurred over time

    II. Part Two: Trends and Influences in the World of Art

    Lesson 3: Looking for a Common Denominator

    Learning Targets for Students:

    I can understand that art from various cultures throughout

    history share certain characteristics and interests

    I can explain how art demonstrates peoples relationships with one

    another and society at large

    Lesson 4: Non-Western Art and Cultural Influences

    Learning Targets for Students:

    I can appreciate the diversity of artistic expressions from

    cultures around the globe

    I can identify similarities and differences in terms of function,

    materials and design of the artworks from various non-Western

    societies

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    III. Part Three: Art in the Western World Lesson 5: Beginnings of Western Art

    Learning Targets for Students:

    I can describe the style, techniques and skills of prehistoric

    artists

    I can explain how the art and culture of ancient Middle Eastern

    and Egyptian communities reflect their advanced societies

    Lesson 6: Greek and Roman Art

    Learning Targets for Students:

    I can understand that civilizations along the Aegean existed

    simultaneously with Mesopotamian and Egyptian cultures

    I can understand that Aegean cultures were the forebears of

    Greek society

    I can identify how the Greeks used harmony and unity to portray

    the human form in an idealized manner

    I can explain how Roman art and architecture adopted aspects of

    the cultures the empire conquered, particularly the Greeks

    Lesson 7: Religious Conviction

    Learning Targets for Students:

    I can explain why during the Christian era, art shifts from earlier

    Greek and Roman traditions of realism toward a strong use of

    symbols.

    I can understand that under Justinian, the Byzantine Empire

    moved to the East in 527 A.D. and that the emperor was

    extremely influential in fostering the art of his reign.

    I can understand that during the seventh century, the rival faith

    of Islam, which began in Arabia, spread rapidly to the Near East

    and the southern Mediterranean.

    I can describe Islamic art and explain why it relied heavily on

    geometric and abstract forms.

    I can understand that early medieval art was made largely by

    nomadic tribes until Charlemagne fostered a revival of Classical

    culture in the late eighth and early ninth centuries.

    Lesson 8: Romanesque and Gothic Art

    Learning Targets for Students:

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    I can understand that the Church gained tremendous power in

    medieval Europe and initiated artistic endeavors to demonstrate

    its powerful role as political, religious and cultural leader of the

    West.

    I can understand how Romanesque art was designed to evoke

    powerful responses through its spirited and emotional style

    I can explain how Gothic art, particularly sacred architecture,

    communicated the united between exterior and inner spaces and

    the connection between God and humankind.

    Lesson 9: The Italian Renaissance

    Learning Targets for Students:

    I can identify Florence as the birthplace of the Italian

    Renaissance

    I can understand that powerful merchant families now

    commissioned art along with aristocratic, royal and church patrons

    I can articulate the significant visual developments of Italian

    Renaissance painting and their long-range impact on Western art.

    I can comprehend that the Renaissance gave rise to the idea of

    artists as divinely inspired geniuses.

    I can explain that Mannerist artists shared an interest in

    expressive, highly personal compositions rather than in a unified

    style

    Lesson 10: Renaissance in the North

    Learning Targets for Students:

    I can discern the difference between the convincing realism of

    Northern Renaissance painting and the Classical allusions

    permeating Italian Renaissance art.

    I can understand that Northern Renaissance artists used ordinary

    objects as symbols to communicate religious meaning

    I can explain how the artistic medium of oil paint assisted

    Northern Renaissance artists in describing scenes in great detail

    I can comprehend that Renaissance architecture flourished in

    France while painting remained tied to the earlier International

    style

    I can articulate how Phillip II used the wealth of the Hapsburg

    Empire to build impressive monuments illustrating Spains growth

    as a significant world power.

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    Lesson 11: Baroque and Rococo

    Learning Targets for Students:

    I can understand how Rome briefly reemerged as the center of

    the Western art world during the Baroque period

    I can identify the church as the major art patron in Italy

    I can recognize the exuberant and emotional characteristics of

    the Baroque style

    I can comprehend the differences and similarities of Baroque art

    in Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Flanders and Holland

    I can articulate the contrast between the charming and ethereal

    Rococo art of the 18th century and its Baroque antecedents

    Lesson 12: Three Opposing Views

    Learning Targets for Students:

    I can define the 18th and early 19th centuries as a time of rapid

    change in Western Society

    I can understand that Neo-classicism, Romanticism and Realism

    rejected the frivolity of the Baroque and Rococo eras

    I can locate the birth of the severe Neo-classicism style in France

    I can describe how the emotionally charged Romantic style was a

    reaction against the cool Neo-classical manner

    I can comprehend how Realist artists strove to paint exactly what

    they perceived in the world around them

    I can articulate that the development of photography as an art

    form began in the 19th century

    Lesson 13: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

    Learning Targets for Students:

    I can locate the heart of the avant-garde art world in France

    during the last quarter of the 19th century to the early 20th

    century

    I can understand how the Impressionists used light and color to

    describe pleasant, transitory scenes of middle-class life

    I can explain how the Impressionists introduced composition and

    design to Impressionist color and light

    I can comprehend how artists used personal styles to convey often

    desolate emotions and content, laying the foundation for the

    Expressionist movement

    Lesson 14: A Half-Century of Isms

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    Learning Targets for Students:

    I can understand how many unique and exciting art styles existed

    simultaneously in the first of half of the 20th century

    I can comprehend that the proliferation of Western avant-garde

    art movements reflects the mobility and self-searching attitude

    of its artists

    I can explore the evidence of abstraction and Expressionism in

    the multiple styles that flourished after 1900

    Lesson 15: American Art 1900-1950

    Learning Targets for Students:

    I can describe how art from the first part of the 20th century

    embodied the enormous energy and life that permeated America

    I can articulate the divergent but simultaneous explorations of

    Abstraction and Realism in the United States, despite the lack of

    strong public support.

    Lesson 16: Twentieth-Century Architecture

    Learning Targets for Students:

    I can explain how Modernist architects abandoned brick and wood,

    preferring to use steel, reinforced concrete and huge expanses of

    glass in their towering, boxlike edifices.

    I can understand that Post-Modern buildings merged multiple

    styles at once to produce fascinating and often amusing visual

    experiences.

    Lesson 17: Art from the Fifties to the Present

    Learning Targets for Students:

    I can identify new york City as the center of Western art after

    World War II

    I can comprehend the individual styles of the various abstract and

    representational movements that span the second half of the 20th

    century

    National Standards for the Arts:

    Understanding visual arts in relation to history and cultures

    Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and

    the work others

    Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and

    the work of others

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    Understanding and applying media, techniques and processes

    Using knowledge of structures and functions

    Choosing and eval

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