The Saskatchewan Curriculum mandates that students spend 150 minutes per week to study Arts Education in Grade 3. Within Arts Education, there are four strands: Visual Art, Music, Dance and Drama. My course will focus on one strand, visual art, for Grade 3 students participating in asynchronous online learning.
Course Overview: The Elements of Art
Target Audience: Grade 3 students (ages 7-9)
Course Timeline: 12 lessons and activities over the course of about 6 weeks.
- Online asynchronous learning.
- Students will use Seesaw to access activities that will include instructional videos, assignments and assessment opportunities.
- All activities will be scheduled and released in sequential order.
- Instructional videos will also be accessible via a YouTube playlist.
- Course outline with links to Seesaw activities will be hosted on a “landing page”, pinned to the top of the student journal.
Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes:
This course will focus on one strand of Arts Education: Visual Art. The course will provide lessons and activities exploring the seven elements of art: colour, shape, line, form, space, value and texture. The course will also connect the Saskatchewan curriculum Grade 3 Arts Education theme: Environment.
CP3.7 – Create visual art works that express ideas about the natural, constructed, and imagined environments.
CP3.8 – Create art works using a variety of visual art concepts (e.g., contour lines), forms (e.g., drawing, sculpture), and media (e.g., pencils, pastels, found objects).
- Computer/tablet and Internet access
- Basic art supplies:
- colouring supplies (ex. markers, pencil crayons, crayons and/or paint if they have it)
- All Seesaw activity instructions will include both text and audio to support all Grade 3 learners.
- Students may need support or guidance from a learning mentor or parent/guardian, but the course is designed to be completed without assistance.
Activity Completion and Assessment:
- All activities will be released in sequential order, starting with 2 activities per week.
- Students will be expected to complete each activity before being assigned subsequent activities.
- Some activities can be completed directly within Seesaw, but assessment activities will be completed outside of the app on paper. Students will take a photo of their work to show the completed assignment.
- Students will be provided with a clear rubric for all assessment activities. Learning mentors or parents/guardians are encouraged to review the rubric with their student before submitting for feedback.
Since students are participating at home without access to school art supplies, I based the activities on supplies students would normally be expected to acquire for in-person learning. I have also made the assumption that all students will have reliable access to technology and Internet (since they would be enrolled in an online school). I would love to hear any suggestions that would make this course more accessible to all students as well as any other feedback to support the course creation. Thank you in advance!
Until next time,