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How does the culture and history of the Middle Ages relate to modern times? What does the art of the Middle Ages tell us about this time period?

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 5
Middle - Fine Arts - Grade 7 - Unit 5
Medieval Art & Culture
The Medieval period has been the backdrop for many faery tales because of the rich history that comes from our reality. Students will discover the art and culture of each of the three periods in this era, dividing truth from fiction. From Gothic and Romanesque architecture to the feudalistic way of life, we will learn about the importance of religion, art and social status in a land that has been described as far, far away.
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Academic Standards

1.13        Students make sense of ideas and communicate ideas with the visual arts.

2.22        Students create works of art and make presentations to convey a point of view.

2.23        Students analyze their own and others' artistic products and performances using accepted standards.
2.26        Through the arts and humanities, students recognize that although people are different, they share some common experiences and attitudes

Program of Studies – Visual Arts

Grade 7 Skills and Concepts

AH-7-SA-S-VA1

Students will use appropriate terminology to describe and analyze the use of elements of art (line, shape, form, texture, color) and principles of design (emphasis, pattern, balance, contrast) in a variety of visual artworks

AH-7-SA-S-VA2

Students will use the elements of art, principles of design and a variety of processes in creating artworks

AH-7-SA-S-VA3

Students will apply organizational structures and describe what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas

AH-7-SA-S-VA4

Students will identify and analyze the use of elements of art (e.g., line, shape, form, texture, primary and secondary colors, color schemes/groups) and principles of design (e.g., focal point, pattern, balance, contrast) in a variety of two and three dimensional artworks

AH-7-SA-S-VA5

Students will identify a variety of subject matter in visual artworks (representational – e.g., landscape, portrait, still life, nonrepresentational – e.g., abstract, non-objective)

AH-7-HA-S-VA1

Students will describe and analyze distinguishing characteristics of visual art representing a variety of world cultures (Egypt, Rome/Greece, Medieval) and time periods

AH-7-HA-S-VA2

Students will observe, classify, and create visual art according to styles and processes used in a variety of world cultures and historical periods

AH-7-HA-S-VA3

Students will examine visual artworks from various world cultures and explain how artworks reflect the culture, cultural beliefs, or blending of cultures; use examples to illustrate how artworks have directly influenced society or culture

AH-7-HA-S-VA4

Students will examine visual artworks from various time periods and explain the influence of time and place are reflected in them

AH-7-HA-S-VA5

Students will use print and non-print sources to explore, describe, and compare themes, characters, and situations in artworks from different cultures or time periods

Grade 7 Enduring Knowledge – Understandings

AH-7-HA-U-1

Students will understand that the arts are powerful tools for understanding human experiences both past and present.

AH-7-HA-U-2

Students will understand that the arts help us understand others’ (often very different) ways of thinking, working, and expressing ourselves.

AH-7-HA-U-3

Students will understand that the arts play a major role in the creation and defining of cultures and building civilizations.

AH-7-PCA-U-1

Students will understand that the arts fulfill a variety of purposes in society (e.g., to present issues and ideas, to entertain, to teach or persuade, to design, plan and beautify).

AH-7-PCA-U-2

Students will understand that the arts have value and significance for daily life. They provide personal fulfillment, whether in vocational settings, avocational pursuits, or leisure.

AH-7-PCA-U-3

Students will understand that the arts provide forms of nonverbal communication that can strengthen the presentation of ideas and emotions.

AH-7-PCA-S-VA1

Students will compare and explain purposes for which visual art is created (ceremonial, artistic expression, narrative, functional, persuasive)

AH-7-PCA-S-VA2

Students will create new, choose and experience artworks created to fulfill a variety of specific purposes

Related Core Content        

AH-07-1.4.1 Students will analyze works of art using elements of art and principles of design.

AH-07-1.4.2 Students will describe a variety of art media and art processes.

AH-07-2.4.1 Students will analyze or explain how diverse cultures and time periods are reflected in visual arts.

Medieval ---
Appeals to emotions and stresses the importance of religion. (Gothic and Romanesque architecture, basic characteristics and influence of Roman techniques)

AH-07-3.4.1 Students will identify or explain how art fulfills a variety of purposes.

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I can describe how Medieval art appeals to the emotions and stresses the importance of religion.
I can explain the difference between Gothic and Romanesque architectue and their floor plans.
I can create a stained glass window.
I can emhasize the importance of philosophy, technology and intellectualism in the Middle Ages.

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Early Middle Ages
Religion in Art and Music
Byzantine Empire
Monastary
Islam
Carolingian Dynasty
Charlemange
Holy Roman Empire
Christianity
Book of Kells
Illuminated Manuscript
Bascilica

High Middle Ages
Feudalism
Castles
Papal Monarchy
Crusades War
Pagan
Philosophy
Intellectualism
Technology and Science
---Clocks
---Windmill
---Gunpowder from China
---Glasses
Romanesque Art and Architecture
---Churches
---Fresco paintings
---High Relief sculpture
---Metalworking
Gothic Art and Architecture
---Rib Vaults
---Stained Glass Windows
---Flying Buttresses
---Pointed Arches

Late Middle Ages
Famine
War - End of Crusades
Black Death (The Plague)
---35 million people dead, wiping out 1/3 of population
Hundred Years War
Protestant Reformation
---Split from Catholic Church and Papal Rule
---Witch Hunting
Scholars, Poets and Exploration
---Dante (The Inferno)
---Chaucer (Canterbury Tales)
---Books
Art
---Alterpieces
---Jan van Eyck
------Importance of Symbolism
---Tapestry

Purposes of Art: (different roles of art)

Ceremonial - ritual, celebration, artworks created to support worship ceremonies
Artistic expression - artwork to express or communicate emotions, ideas, feelings (e.g., for self-expression, to decorate or beautify objects)
Narrative - artworks that tell stories, describe and illustrate experiences, or communicate ideas or information, art to document important or historical events
Functional - artistic objects used in everyday life
Persuasive - artworks that promote ideas, philosophies, or products (e.g., advertising, marketing, propaganda, ideology, etc.)

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