Intermediate Art: World A

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

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Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

Intermediate Art: World A is designed to complement the World History: From Prehistory Through the Middle Ages course. Following the timeline of the K12 History program, lessons introduce students to the artists, cultures, and great works of world art and architecture from ancient through medieval times.

  • Investigate how artists from different civilizations used various techniques, from painting to mosaic
  • Examine elements of design and styles of decoration, from the spiral to the solar disk. Compare and contrast works from many civilizations, from paintings to sculpture, architecture, pottery, mosaics, and more
  • Explore some of the best-preserved works from ancient tombs, including the treasures of Egypt's "King Tut" and the terra cotta army of the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huangdi
  • Consider how humans have depicted themselves in art, from paintings and sculptures of the human figure to exquisite manuscripts that document human history and beliefs
  • Examine beautifully decorated objects that people used in their daily lives, from drinking vessels to horse gear
  • Study some of the great works of ancient and medieval architecture, from the Parthenon in Greece to the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris
  • Create artworks inspired by the works of art studied, using many materials and techniques; for example, after studying ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Roman relief sculptures, students make a relief by carving a clay slab and after studying grand gateways leading to architectural sites, students construct a model gateway
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Course Outline

Art Techniques

  • Recognize that many cultures used the same or similar art techniques
  • Identify characteristics of Egyptian, Roman, and Chinese landscape paintings
  • Identify characteristics of Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic mosaics or tile work
  • Identify characteristics of Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Roman relief sculpture

Common Threads Among Ancient Cultures

  • Recognize common themes in decorations on artworks made by various ancient cultures
  • Compare and contrast ancient rock art from France, Southern Africa, and Australia
  • Identify characteristics of Chinese, Minoan, and Native American pottery
  • Identify purposes and designs of cartouches and seals made in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and India
  • Compare and contrast Scandinavian, Greek, Egyptian, and Aztec works depicting a sun disc or symbol

Treasures from the Tomb

  • Recognize that many of the best-preserved works of art from ancient times were those placed in tombs
  • Identify characteristics of the decoration on Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb goods.
  • Identify characteristics of mummy portraits made in ancient Egypt
  • Identify characteristics of figures and models found in Egyptian and Chinese tombs

The Human Presence in Art

  • Recognize that humans have made works of art for and about themselves since ancient times
  • Compare and contrast the depiction of humans in Egyptian, Greek, and Roman sculpture
  • Compare and contrast the depiction of humans in Egyptian and Roman paintings
  • Identify characteristics of Egyptian, Chinese, Viking, Moche, and Roman jewelry
  • Identify characteristics of Teotihuacán, Greek, and Japanese masks
  • Recognize that humans artistically documented their history and beliefs
  • Identify characteristics of Celtic, Japanese, and Islamic illuminated documents

Function and Beauty

  • Recognize that people since ancient times decorated objects they used in their daily lives
  • Identify characteristics of the decoration on Chinese, Luristan, Italian, Viking, and Egyptian horse gear
  • Identify characteristics of Moche, Greek, Chinese, and Persian vessels
  • Identify characteristics of Egyptian, Japanese, and Byzantine containers

Architecture: From the Pyramids to the Gothic Cathedral

  • Recognize that architecture could be classified by its period or style based on similarities
  • Identify characteristics of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Gothic, Islamic, or Japanese architecture
  • Identify features of a Gothic cathedral in Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
  • Identify characteristics of elaborate gateways or walls at building sites in ancient India, Mesopotamia, and Persia
  • Identify characteristics of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Mayan columns
  • Identify characteristics of Egyptian, Mayan, and Chinese guardian statues found at architectural sites
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Number of Lessons and Scheduling

45 minutes

Total Lessons: 72

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling