Camden-Rockport Middle School

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Cultural Arts
Grade 8
 
Description:

COURSE/SUBJECT TITLE: Art

GRADE LEVEL: 8th

LENGTH OF TIME: One Quarter (60/65 minutes every other day)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The 8th grade art class will focus on major art styles in the 19th and 20th century and their most influential artists. After researching their self-selected artist students will carry on the venerable tradition of copying a great work of art.  The units covered are:

UNIT #1: Art History

UNIT #2: Wire Art

UNIT #3:  Digital Art

ESSENTIAL OUTCOMES:

REPORTING STANDARD: Historical and cultural context

  1. Students will explore major art styles/movements in the 19th and 20th century and the artists that best represent them.

  2. Students will select an artist and create a biography on his/her life and will compare and contrast the selected artist to the work of two other artists.

  3. Students will explore the life work of Alexander Calder

  4. Students will recognize the characteristics of Kinetic Art.

REPORTING STANDARD: Techniques and processes

  1. Students will assess and implement accurate placement of subject, color hues and brushstrokes in a work of art.

  2. Students will explore the differences between Photomontage and Photocollage.

  3. Students will create a digital montage using personal photos and web              images.

  4. Students will demonstrate an extensive level of understanding of how tools can be used to manipulate images in Photoshop Elements.

REPORTING STANDARD: Creative expression

  1. Students will communicate creative ideas using wire to create a 3D sculpture.

  2. Students will communicate creative ideas using technology to create an original work of art on the computer.

REPORTING STANDARD: Reflection and critique process

  1. Students will critique and summarize how artists used design elements and principles in his/her artwork.

  2. Students will present their artist to their classmates using digital media.

  3. Students will develop problem solving strategies and creative thinking skills used to improve or vary their own personal artwork including strategies to successfully replicate a work of art.

KEY VOCABULARY:

  • Medium

  • Technique

  • Emphasis

  • Brushwork

  • Masterpiece

EVIDENCE/ASSESSMENT:

Research paper on artist

Student/teacher evaluation using rubric

Teacher observation of technique and process

TEXTS AND OTHER RESOURCES:

Various works of art

Art books

Online resources

Teacher generated handouts

Revised 8/12

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COURSE/SUBJECT TITLE: Family and Consumer Sciences

GRADE LEVEL: 8th

LENGTH OF TIME: One Quarter (100 minutes every day)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The eighth grade family and consumer sciences class is focused on career education. Students explore their interests, abilities, and personality, and then link that knowledge to potential careers or career paths. Students also plan and run a student business that provides occupational experience. All FCS classes provide opportunities for students to learn practical life skills that improve the well being of individuals and families.  The units covered are:

UNIT #1: Career Exploration and Choice

UNIT #2: Work-based Experience

UNIT #3: Living on Your Own

ESSENTIAL OUTCOMES:

REPORTING STANDARD: Career concepts

  1. Students will identify abilities, interests, and personality traits, and understand how self-knowledge leads to possible career choices.

  2. Students will explain the codes associated with career paths: realistic, artistic, investigative, enterprising, conventional, and, social.

  3. Students will collect, compare, and analyze career information.

  4. Students will understand and complete job applications.

  5. Students will identify effective workplace behaviors and self-management skills.

  6. Students will name and use constructive teamwork and problem solving skills in business decisions.

  7. Students will create and use computer-generated spreadsheet to track personal finances.

KEY VOCABULARY:

  • Career

  • Calling

  • Management

  • Interpersonal

  • Reference

  • Wholesale

EVIDENCE/ASSESSMENT:

Career Portfolio

Personality Composite/Poster

Company evaluations

TEXTS AND OTHER RESOURCES:

SDS Career Explorer, Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.

www.access.bridges.com (web software)

PREP: Planning to Realize Educational Potential, Maine Occupational Information Coordinating Committee

Teacher generated handouts

Educational films housed in family and consumer sciences classroom

Revised 8/12

 

 
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