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Visual Art lessons:

Every lesson has a title and provides basic information about teaching artist, classroom teacher, and the grade level it was originally taught at.

The “HOOK” is the phrase that communicates the essence of what the lesson is all about.

Target learnings reflect what students will know and be able to do as outcomes of the lesson. Assessment criteria are the observable traits and dimensions, behaviors, or evidence in student work indicating that the student has achieved the target learning.

Vocabulary essential to the lesson is listed: A visual art glossary on the site as well as a link to another more in-depth glossary provides definitions for visual art terms.

Resources are any art, artists, events, books, films, or community members that frame or inspire the learning experience for students.

A short narrative describes the Resources introduced and the creative process-- the steps and sequence of the lesson. Some of the lessons include Teaching artist comments that can illuminate the teaching process further.

Learning assessment strategies—often in the form of reflection questions—help students to reflect on their creative process and evaluate it in context of the target learnings for the lesson.

Essential Learnings are the Washington State Arts Essential Learning Requirements that are addressed in the lesson. The curriculum map addresses Essential Learning 1.1 Understands concepts and vocabulary: elements. However, each art lesson addresses many other requirements beyond 1.1—principles of organization, creative process, responding process, communicating through the arts and making connections across disciplines. All lessons integrate with other subject areas in some way.


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curriculum 3-5

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Theater Proces

Click on the buttons above to go to the curriculum maps.  Use the maps to match age-appropriate arts lessons with EALRs (Essential Academic Learning Requirements).

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