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Special features of this edition include: information on the characteristics, skills, and understandings to be expected of students by grade level as aligned with the National Visual Arts Standards; suggestions on appropriate art activities by grade level, especially for enriching content learning and including adaptations for children with special needs; an expanded section on art lesson planning, with ideas for integrating arts activities into lessons across the curricula; detailed art history timelines with links to language arts, math, science, and other content areas; a multicultural art section featuring Chinese calligraphy, Mexican Day of the Dead altars, and similar projects from diverse cultures; new projects in watercolor, printmaking, nature illustration, and digital media; and updated resource handouts. Each project focuses on appropriate design elements and principles and includes illustrations along with detailed directions for both teacher and student. A lay-flat binding makes the projects easily reproducible.The book's twelve chapters cover a broad range of topics, including:
Let's Teach Art
What We Teach
Fun with Art History and Appreciation
Drawing with Pencil, Pastels, Crayons, and Markers
Architecture, the Built Environment
Digital Media, Photography, and Video
The book is richly illustrated throughout with handsome black and white reproductions of fine art, folk art, and drawings.
Does not leave enough creativity and it's mostly for elementary aged children.Published 12 months ago by JH
I got "roped into" teaching art for grades 5-8 at our little grade school. (1 class). My husband saw this book at a local college library, and I loved it! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Connie
I liked this book. I'm am elementary art teacher and found it useful in giving me ideas for lessons. Read morePublished 22 months ago by HomemadeGormet