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COURSE NO. FA -263

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Taking the Mystery Out of Studying Art History, with Usborne Story of Painting, Start Exploring Masterpieces coloring book, and perhaps I, Juan de Pareja read aloud.

COURSE NOTES

 

Scheduling Suggestions: 2x/wk for 45min



BOOKS AND MATERIALS

 

Taking the Mystery Out of Studying Art History

  • Author: Jennifer Steward
  • ISBN: unassigned        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Steward Ship, Garden Valley, CA; 1995; no isbn; plastic spine w/62 pages; 16 units

 

Lesson plan/resource manual for a fun and informal art appreciation timeline-in-a-binder.  Worksheets, notebook sheets, vocabulary, teacher planning sheets, quizzes, activities.  
 
We recommend taking 12 weeks off from the history text Old World & America and instead doing Activities #1 – 12, “Start by reading…”  to  “Read Rococo/Neoclassical section…” from the “Suggested Lesson Plan #1”.  The author recommends as companion resource texts Usborne’s Story of Painting for simple background information (but any art  history text will do) and Start Exploring Masterpieces, a fact-filled coloring book of the masterpieces (but any resource for copies of the masterpieces will do), and I, Juan de Pareja as a read aloud.
 
Work in one 90-minute or two or three 45-minute sessions per week.  First, read the teacher notes and information sprinkled throughout the first few pages, to orient yourself to the program ("About This Study," "Starting the Study," and "Making an 'Art History Notebook' ").  Together, go on a scavenger hunt to find any art history and art appreciation references and resources you have around the house and have them conveniently available for this study.  Next, put together the "Art History Notebook".  Then, work through the lesson plan assignments, following any little rabbit trails through art appreciation that you find along the way!  Pick through the activities and activity sheets in the book's appendix with each assignment, only doing what looks helpful and interesting to you.  Use your references and resources, and internet research  to enhance your assignments.  Add trips to art museums and exhibits when you can.  
 
One super-mom writes: Our family enlarged this art notebook into a history-timeline-in-a-binder, adding dividers for the major historical eras, filing them in chronological order within the binder's already-established dividers.  We recaptured the art appreciation activities from the Faith & Life Art-with-an-Active-Eye Notebook and history assignments and activities--maps, map studies, timelines, reports, book reports, essays, outlines of conversations we had had, copies of the covers of films and books worked through, sketches, photos, snippets of memorabilia collected or produced, collages of information--that we had worked through over the years since we had started homeschooling and filed them behind the correct dividers.  Sorting through all of the accumulated material we had was an education in itself.  And, in the following years, each time we flipped through that history binder to add new items, it acted as an informal review, keeping all of the experiences and information vital for the students over the years.  Where but in homeschooling could something like that happen?  And now that the children are grown, these binders are wonderful keepsakes!  [NOTE: Don't be afraid to just jump in to your history-timeline-in-a-binder cold, without doing the re-cap work.  It's better to get a little bit done than nothing done at all because of an excellent job planned.]


Usborne Story of Painting : Cave Painting to Modern Art [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Anthea Peppin
  • ISBN: 0860204413        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

32 pages; E.D.C. Publishing (August 1980)

 



I, Juan De Pareja

  • Author: Elizabeth Borton De Trevino
  • ISBN: 0374435251        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

180 pages; Farrar Straus Giroux; Reprint edition (November 1984)

 



Start Exploring Masterpieces - A Fact-Filled Coloring Book

  • Author: Steven Zorn
  • ISBN: 0762440759        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

128 pages; Running Press Book Publishers; Bk and Poster edition (March 1, 2001)

 



 

 




LESSON PLANNER

WEEK A

Preparatory Week A: Use this school week to gather the materials for this course and thoroughly read the book notes, course notes, and, if applicable, the weekly lesson plan in your St. Thomas Aquinas Academy curriculum guide.


WEEK B

Preparatory Week B: Use this school week to complete Preparatory Week A and explore the materials for this course. Flip through all of this course’s materials. Make mental notes about the design and organization the resources for the course (editor’s notes, table of contents, maps, charts, forms, appendices, glossaries, bibliographies, end notes, internet supports, etc.).


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[ ] Select a work sample from this quarter to submit in your semester reporting packet. See the sixteenth week of this semester for more details.


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[ ] Select a work sample from this quarter to submit with your semester reporting packet. Your Semester 1 reporting packet should include work samples from Quarters 1 and 2 and is due before February 28. The Semester 2 packet should include work samples from Quarters 3 and 4 and is due before June 30.




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