Arriving at Abstraction - Grade 5 Visual Arts - Instructional Unit 1

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Enhanced and Updated - March 31, 2014 - This updated instructional unit includes learning experiences, teacher and student resources, assessment ideas, and differentiation options. The storyboard document provides a roadmap of teaching activities and a possible performance assessment for the unit.

Inquiry Questions (Engaging- Debatable):

  • What is abstract art? (VA09-GR.5-S.1-GLE.1,2,3) and (VA09-GR.5-S.2-GLE.1-EO.a,b,d)
  • Does abstract art require any special skills? Explain.
  • What kinds of relationships do viewers find in artworks?
  • What kinds of relationships do viewers find in an artist’s oeuvre?

Concepts: Abstraction, Composition, Proportion, Distortion, Emotion, Rhythm, Line, Shape, Color, Space, Expressive Features