Grade 4 Art Unit Plan
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Summary Overview (Brief description and anticipated number of days for unit)MediaEssential Question and I CansElements/PrinciplesVocabulary / Terms CoveredHistorical ReferenceSkills & TechniquesCommon AssessmentsDifferentiation for ELL/ Struggling LearnersDifferentiation for ExtensionResources Art Specific and TechnologyArt Standards
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Unit 1 - Self Portrait.Making observational drawing of the face. 3-4 days + preassessmentDrawing using one of the following: Chalk Pastel, Marker, Oil Pastel, Colored PencilEssential Question: "What factors prevent or encourage people to take creative risks?"

I can draw the face in proportion.

I can add details to a portrait.

I can add value to my drawing.

I can color my face using a monochromatic color scheme.

I can design a background using various types of pattern.
line, color, texture, shape, sizeMonochromatic color, symmetry, proportion, placement, texture, facial features, foreground, background, tints and shadesFrida KahloObservational drawing, measuring, symmetry, drawing in proportion, outliningRubricDifferentiation will be individually based upon students' needs and strengths. This will be assesed as needed.Differentiation will be individually based upon students' needs and strengths. This will be assesed as needed.#ERROR!-Anchor Standard 1: Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem, -Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.
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Frida by Jonah Winter
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Infinite Jest: Caricature Exhibit at Met Museum
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Unit 2- Recycled sculpture.Robot themed draft and sculpture. 4 daysPaper, pencil, sharpie, Recycled materialsEssential Question: "Why are robots important?"
line, color, shape size, form, space, patternPrototype, draft, design, primary color, themeGoogle's Boston Dynamics Humanoid Robot, Star Wars C3P0 and R2D2, Leo Sewell's Recycled SculptureDesigning, imaginative drafting, sculptingTAG Peer Review, reflection, rubricBoston Dynamics' AtlasAnchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
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Future: monster pinch potsMe-Bot ProjectThe Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
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I can draw a draft of a robot

I can design a robot with a theme (ie: Help-bot, Art-bot, Friend-bot)

I can build a robot prototype with recycled materials

I can design my robot prototype to depict my draft's theme
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Unit 3- Painting Under BlacklightBioluminescent Fish observational drawing and layered composition. 3 daysFluorescent tempera paintEssential Question: "How do artists and designers determine goals for designing or redesigning objects, places, or systems?"

I can make an observational drawing of a bioluminescent fish

I can outline my fish

I can apply various types of line and pattern to my fish

I can paint my fish using primary and secondary colors
Harmony, Rhythm, Emphasis, Contrast, PatternObservation, bioluminescence, background, foreground, warm and cool colors, shading, gradientPaul Klee's Fish, BBC's Blue Planet: The Deep, Deep Sea Creatures Illustrations (unknown artist)Observational drawing, painting, stampingBioluminescent Fish ProjectBBC Blue Planet's The DeepAnchor Standard 1: Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem.
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Unit 4- Perspective drawingSea of Monsters 2 daysPencil on paper and watercolor paintEssential Question: "How does making art attune people to their surroundings?" I can make an imagined landscape drawing | I can draw 3 "Wild Things" in perspective by depicting the closest thing as the largest and the farthest thing as the smallest I can identify and use warm and cool colors to make a landscape Space, proportion/scale, color, shape, patternOne point perspective, two point perspective, near, middle, far, three dimensionalWhere the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakPerspective drawingSea of Monsters ProjectThe Beatles' Yellow Submarine: Sea of MonstersAnchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work
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Unit 5- Pop-Up BooksPop-Up Page Construction: 3 daysPencil and oil pastel on paperEssential Question: "How does learning about art impact how we perceive the world?"

I can make an observational drawing of an artist's painting

I can replicate the artist's color choices

I can collaborate with my class to contribute a page to our class book about an artist (ie, a book about Picasso, Da Vinci, Van Gogh, etc)

I can use research to write a sentence about the artist on my book page
Pattern, emphasis, balanceAccordian book, Loch Ness MonsterBook of Kells, The Beautiful OopsBook making, story writing, imaginative drawingPop-Up Book ProjectPop-up BookAnchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work
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Unit 6- Toy sculptureDrafting and sculpting futuristic toys 2 daysDrawing, sculptureEssential Question: "How is toy design considered an art form?"

I can design a toy draft

I can sculpt a toy prototype with model magic

I can scratch and attach my molded forms
Form, space, texture, size,Design, prototype, model, Hasbro, futuristic, past, presentGreco-Roman toysImaginative designing, drafting, sculptingToy Design ProjectHasbro Toy Model WorkshopAnchor standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work
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Future: stamped animal clay print with stamped frame
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Unit 7- Figure drawingDrawing skeleton "x-Ray" under black light 3 daysDrawingEssential Question: "How do artists grow and become accomplished in art forms?"

I can make an observational drawing of the human figure

I can express an understanding of proportion in my drawing

I can express an understanding of basic anatomy in my drawing
Line, shape, size, directionObservation, figure, proportion, size, shapeMatisse "Dance"Observational drawingRubricHenri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors by Jane O'ConnorAnchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic Work
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Unit 8- PrintmakingMythical Creatures. 2 daysPrintmakingEssential Question: "How do artists and designers create works of art or design that effectively communicate?"

I can create a coral inspired background using stamp

I can design a mythical creature

I can add a variety of pattern to my mythical creature

I can create an etching using foam

I can identify and use primary colors to create a print
Contrast, line, shape, primary color, texture,Hatching, cross hatching, stipplingEgyptian Sphynx, astrological Capricorn, Jackelope illustration, studio Ghibli's Spirited Away, Exquisite Corpse projectObservational drawing, printingPrintmaking ProjectThree Primary ColorsAnchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work
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Larf by Ashley Spires
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Unit 9- IllustrationComic book character, 3 box comic. 3 daysDrawingEssential Question: "How do artists and designers determine whether a particular direction in their work is effective?"

I can create a 3 box comic that illustrates a story about a character

I can depict an event happening to a character

I can create a character with a changing expression

I can use expressive line in my comic scene
Emphasis, line, shape, color, contrastIllustration, expression, emphasis, exaggerate, character, comicsScott McCloud: Storytelling Secrets of ComicsCartooning, comic book designComics ProjectScott McCloud's ComicsAnchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work
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Unit 10: Dreamscape CollageCollage 3 daysWhat about dreams are inspiring to artists?line, shape, value, spaceforeground, background, collage, Romare BeardenRomare BeardenUnderstanding perspective in terms of near, middle, and far. Using collage to apply color RubricDreamscape ProjectAnchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
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Unit 11- DesignRadial Pattern Drawing 3 daysScratch BoardsEssential Question: "How does art help us understand the lives of people of different times, places, and cultures?"

I can make a radial drawing that is symmetrical

I can use a compass to draw circles in 3 sizes as a foundation for my radial drawing

I can use meaningful symbols as pattern in my radial drawing

I can discuss and identify symbolic imagery in a Tibetan Thanka
Rhythm, harmony, balance, patternPattern, radial, Thanka, Tibetan Monks, symbols, personalTibetan ThangkasRadial design, symbolism, compositionRadial ProjectTibetan Sand MandalaAnchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art
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If time, end of year lessons:
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Weaving
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Unit 12- Logo DesignLogo DesignPencil and sharpie markerEssential Question: "Why is logo design important? How can your logo be unique?"

I can create a logo to represent my classroom as a team ie "Ms. Safran's Superstars or Ms. Wilson's Wizards

I can use size, proportion, overlapping, and contrast to design my logo

I can use measurement to align the lettering in my logo
Line, Shape, contrast, balance, unityLogo, designMilton GlaserLogo designRubricLogo DesignsAnchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work
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Unit 13: Shadow Puppet TheatreJim Henson'sShadow Puppet Theatre
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Unit 14: Board Game Design
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