Accordion Book for Comparing Cultures – Grade Four
Indicator 1: Identify and describe artwork from various cultural/ethnic groups that settled in Ohio over time.
Benchmark B: Identify art forms, visual ideas and artistic styles and describe how they are influenced by time and culture.
Indicator 2: Compare and contrast art forms from different cultures and their own cultures.
Analyzing and Responding
Benchmark B: Apply comprehension strategies (e.g., personal experience, art knowledge, emotion and perceptual and reasoning skills) to respond to a range of visual artworks.
Indicator 2: Explain the function and purpose of selected art objects (e.g., utilitarian, decorative, societal and personal).
Indicator 3: Describe how artists use symbols and imagery to convey meaning in culturally representative works.
Valuing the Arts/Aesthetic Reflection
Benchmark A: Apply basic reasoning skills to understand why works of art are made and valued.
Indicator 1: Explain how works of art can reflect the beliefs, attitudes and traditions of the artist.
Connections, Relationships and Applications
Benchmark B: Use the visual arts as a means to understand concepts and topics studied in disciplines outside the arts.
Indicator 3: Describe the artwork of one cultural /ethnic group that settled in Ohio over time (e.g., Paleo Indians, European immigrants, Appalachian, Amish, African or Asian groups). C
Have the students identify items in their homes that are actual products of the group being studied or have connections to the products being studied.
Have the students spend an evening substituting another culture’s practices for their own and documenting their experiences in journal entries (i.e., spend a few hours at home not using electricity or a telephone).
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