Module 3

Introduction

Welcome to Module Three

Within this module, you will find the outlines to four lessons and one artifact for a complete lesson.

All of these lessons correspond to the outcome found in the Arts Ed Grade Three Saskatchewan Curriculum, specifically CP. 3.7, which encourages students to “Create visual art works that express ideas about the natural, constructed, and imagined environments.”

The lessons within this particular module all link to the indicator “Use guided Internet searches to investigate how artists use different art forms and media to express their ideas.”

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Lesson 1

This is the first lesson in this module. The lesson will introduce students to this portion of the module which is talking more in depth about different mediums artists can work in.

The lesson will start out by having a variety of different pieces of art around the room: some paintings, a few photographs, a couple of sculptures.

Students will be asked to look at the different pieces of art and turn and talk about one piece that really interests them.  Depending on time and what has been covered in class before, students could sketch in their sketchbooks one of their favourite pieces.

After this brief introduction, the instruction part of the lesson will begin. The teacher will ask what the students noticed about the different art pieces which will lead to talking about different mediums.  It is important to stress that there are many, many different types of mediums that artists can create in/with and that we might not be able to talk about each one in depth, but they are all valid, important and interesting.

It would be a good idea to record the instruction part of this lesson so it can be posted online for parents to watch as well since some of this module will be done at home.

Evaluation for this lesson will be as an exit sheet while students are transitioning into their next subject. On a four point scale, they will rate their participation in the discussion or sketch time.

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Lesson 2

Lesson two in this module will be a flipped lesson. The teacher will record the lesson before and post it to the website. Students who are able to will watch at home or at the library with their parents. Students who are unable to will spend part of their lunch time or after school using the school resources to watch the video, either with their teacher or with their parents.

The lesson will be a continuation of the topic of different mediums artists can work in. The teacher will model a guided internet search through a website, going over the questions to ask when searching for knowledge.  Since students have done a guided internet search before within this module, the teacher might not have to go as in depth. Of course, recapping how and why they are using a guided internet search might be a good idea, especially for this age level.

The teacher would instruct about a few different mediums, perhaps between 5 and 7 different types.  As their assignment, the students, with their parents help, would search or research two new types of mediums to bring to class the next day to discuss.

Evaluation will be done as a check in, whether or not students brought their research into class or not.


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Lesson 3

Lesson three in this module would be an in-class lesson.

Students will be bringing in different examples of types of artist mediums. If they are comfortable, they can explain what their medium is and perhaps use the school computer to search examples to show their classmates. If they are not comfortable presenting, the teacher can help so that each student has a larger working knowledge of the mediums available.

If possible, students (perhaps as a group with their teacher) can add their researched medium to a mind map to visually organize where the medium would fit in relation to other mediums discussed in the class so far.

A website that could be used with this lesson is bubbl.us. This would easily create a mind map to organize their information.

Here is a small example of a bubble.us mind map. A larger, more easily readable version can be found here.

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Lesson 4

Here is my artifact, with the complete lesson for lesson four.

In this lesson, I walk students through an internet search looking for different mediums that showcase the same environment. I then have them try the assignment, which they will upload to SeeSaw.  Finally, there is a formative assessment, which is presented as a rubric but is really more of a checklist to make sure students have followed the assignment.

Here is the lesson:

And here is the rubric:

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Lesson 5

This is the last lesson in this module. This is where students will begin to work on a larger project, either at school, at home or a combination of both.  This lesson will scaffold off of lesson four and ask students to create an artwork, in whatever medium they would like, to represent an environment.

The students may need to consider the feasibility of their chosen medium. For example, if they have chosen to do a ceramic project, the teacher would either have to have access or know how to get access to a kiln. Therefore, the teacher may wish to have a small project consulting time with each student to determine feasibility and scale of their medium.

The lesson would conclude with work time on the students projects and that work time could continue in future time spaces in the classroom or at home, depending on the project the student has chosen.

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