All resources in Oregon Arts

Language of Place: Hopi Place Names, Poetry, Traditional Dance and Song

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A curriculum unit of three lessons in which students explore Hopi place names, poetry, song, and traditional dance to better understand the ways Hopi people connect with the land and environment through language. The unit is centered on the practice of growing corn. Students make inferences about language, place, and culture and also look closely at their own home environment and landscape to understand the places, language, and songs that give meaning to cultures and communities

Material Type: Lesson

The Art and Accessibility of Music (Advanced Level)

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Students will learn about the jazz singer Billie Holiday and the sociohistorical context in which she performed. They will learn how discriminatory statutes (called Jim Crow laws) affected daily life. They will also analyze how movement is created in photographs and the effect of a photographer's point of view on composition. Finally, students will photograph a musician, paying attention to what can be communicated through point of view.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Lesson Plan

SEL-Music Lesson: Who Am I - My Feelings Make a Song

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This unit by Northshore School District, Washington, contains four progressive lesson activities created for primary grades which connect Washington Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Standards 1, 4 and 5 with Washington Music Standards 1, 2 and 8 using the creating/responding processes to generate original songs and express personal feelings.

Material Type: Lesson, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy, Unit of Study

Authors: Barbara Soots, Tammy Bolen, Cara Patrick, Washington OSPI OER Project, Kelly Foster Griffin

SEL-Music Unit: Who Are We? Appreciating Diverse Backgrounds and Cultures Through Music

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Through a sequence of activities using songs, creative movement, and picture books,  students will learn about each others’ similarities and differences, gain an appreciation for cultural diversity, and identify ways that various social and cultural groups bring new ideas to society.

Material Type: Lesson, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy, Unit of Study

Authors: Barbara Soots, Tammy Bolen, Cara Patrick, Washington OSPI OER Project

The Art and Science of Impressionist Color

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Students will learn about the Impressionist painters' use of color and how it connected to early-19th-century scientific theories about color. They will explore combinations of primary and secondary colors, experiment creating secondary colors, and create a landscape using complementary colors.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Lesson Plan

Arts Lessons in the Classroom: Visual Art Curriculum - Grade 2

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A broad range of art is created using concepts of contour and line type, abstraction, color palette, 3-D form, and positive and negative space. Students make both realistic and abstract drawings, relief prints, paintings, and paper sculptures. Literacy-infused lessons include making sketch/journal entries, inventing clay characters and illustrating stories and poems in collage. The K-6 lesson handbooks were originally produced for the Lake Washington School District with grants from 4culture and ArtsWA. Encourage your colleagues, other schools, and organizations to use these materials for non-commercial, educational purposes at no cost by downloading their own copy at: http://artsedwashington.org/portfolio-items/alic-2

Material Type: Lesson, Lesson Plan, Module, Unit of Study

Author: Washington ArtsEd

Arts Lessons in the Classroom: Visual Art Curriculum - Grade 3

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Fundamental concepts and skills are applied in new ways. Line is used to invent characters in monotype prints and show figures in action within drawings and wire sculptures. Elements of scale, horizon, overlapping, shape and texture in painting and printmaking reference specific time and place for settings. Students also visualize and write in response to art. The K-6 lesson handbooks were originally produced for the Lake Washington School District with grants from 4culture and ArtsWA. Encourage your colleagues, other schools, and organizations to use these materials for non-commercial, educational purposes at no cost by downloading their own copy at: http://artsedwashington.org/portfolio-items/alic-2

Material Type: Lesson, Lesson Plan, Module, Unit of Study

Author: Washington ArtsEd

Arts Lessons in the Classroom: Visual Art Curriculum - Grade 4

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Building traditional skills in drawing and painting is emphasized through study of proportion, value, color mixing, and space. Principles of balance and unity in 2-D and 3-D are explored through constructing tactile collages and paper sculptures. In literacy infused lessons, students connect word choice, detail, narrative and figurative language with images. The K-6 lesson handbooks were originally produced for the Lake Washington School District with grants from 4culture and ArtsWA. Encourage your colleagues, other schools, and organizations to use these materials for non-commercial, educational purposes at no cost by downloading their own copy at: http://artsedwashington.org/portfolio-items/alic-2

Material Type: Lesson, Lesson Plan, Module, Unit of Study

Author: Washington ArtsEd