Art Impacts Life
From OpenContent Curriculum
Share specific examples of how art impacts personal, and daily life.
The student will know that beauty is a combination of qualities like shape, color or form that pleases us when we experience it.
The student will know that meaning is what is intended to be communicated, and there can be many different meanings in one piece of art.
The student will know that they make choices on a daily basis about the things they consider to be beautiful.
The student will know that each person has their own personal views on what is considered beautiful.
The student will know that what we consider to be beautiful is influenced by our personality, our experiences, our culture.
Students will know that people tend to devalue things they do not understand. (An old ivory ulu of your grandmothers may be an item of beauty because you know who made it, who used it, and how they used it. To another person who does not understand, it may simply be any old ulu. They do not understand the meaning.)
ABLE TO DO
Students are able to select examples of things they consider to be beautiful.
Student select examples from a variety of arts; dance, drama, music, creative writing, visual arts (carving, sewing, drawing, sculpture, architecture, design)
Student are able to explain what is beautiful about their examples by telling what they like about the artwork, what they think are the meanings within the artwork, and how they react emotionally to the artwork.
Students listen to another individual's belief about a work of art and consider the individual's reasons for holding those beliefs.(For example; They think this is just an old knife. They do not understand why this ulu is beautiful to me, because they don't know about my grandma, and how an ulu is an important tool to our survival.)
Students give examples of how they make artistic choices in everyday living.
Masks, drums or other works of art to show students how those forms relate to daily life. "Eskimo Drawings" edited by Suzi Jones