AP Art History is designed to provide the same benefits to high school students as those provided by an introductory college course in Art history: an understanding and enjoyment of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other forms within historical and cultural contexts. In the course, students examine major forms of artistic expression from the past, the present and from a variety of cultures. They learn to look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to articulate what they see and experience.
Unit Name or Timeframe:
Calendar- First Term
First Quarter – July 29 to September 26
Introduction: Methodology, Elements and Principles of Art
Discussion of the various styles and purposes of artwork from the above named cultures outside of the Western tradition.
A heavy emphasis on comparative analysis with Western Art will be included in all discussion and PowerPoint presentations.
Major Assignments and /or Assessments:
Daily note taking on flashcards
Homework from the student study guide
Short response essays
30 minute essays
A study binder with visuals, maps, vocabulary lists, presentation notes, imagery, cultural elements and analytical essays for a specific society beyond the European tradition will be used to enhance classroom lecture and review. (Finish)
Topic essay due (including art from the 21st century)