Visual Art 1202

Understanding and Connecting Contexts of Time, Place and Community

Overall Expectations:

GCO 3: Students will be expected to demonstrate critical awareness of and the value for the role of the arts in creating and reflecting culture

Specific Expectations:

  • 7.0 Identify and discuss the role of visual art in their personal life, community and society
  • 8.0 Explore art as a means to evoke emotions, and to communicate and/or challenge beliefs and opinions

MediaSmarts Resources

Art Exchange
Camera Shots
Images of Learning
Political Cartoons
Privacy Rights of Children and Teens
Secure Comics

Overall Expectations:

GCO 4: Students will be expected to respect the contributions of individuals and cultural groups in local and global contexts, and value the arts as a record of human experiences and expression

Specific Expectations:

  • 11.0 Identify, analyze, and create art works inspired by a variety of cultural, socio-economic, and national origins
  • 12.0 Demonstrate an understanding of how individual and societal values affect our response to visual art

MediaSmarts Resources

Art Exchange
Defining Popular Culture
Digital Outreach for Civic Engagement
Miscast and Seldom Seen
Political Cartoons
Secure Comics
Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media
Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

Overall Expectations:

GCO 5: Students will be expected to examine the relationship among the arts, societies and environments.

Specific Expectations:

  • 13.0 Explore and integrate other art disciplines in the creation of visual art
  • 14.0 Recognize the legal, moral and ethical issues of art creation

MediaSmarts Resources

Art Exchange
Bias in News Sources
Camera Shots
Kellogg Special K Ads
Political Cartoons
Popular Music and Music Videos
Remixing Media
Scripting a Crime Drama
Secure Comics
The Citizen Reporter
The Function of Music

Perceiving, Reflecting and Responding

Overall Expectations:

GCO 6. Students will be expected to apply critical thinking and problem-solving strategies to reflect on and respond to their own and others’ expressive work

Specific Expectations:

  • 15.0 Demonstrate informed and independent thinking when responding to art works.
  • 16.0 Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving strategies in resolving visual design challenges.
  • 17.0 Demonstrate an understanding of how meaning can be embedded in works of art

MediaSmarts Resources

Art Exchange
Authentication Beyond the Classroom
Bias
Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!
Images of Learning
Political Cartoons
Reality Check: We Are All Broadcasters
Remixing Media

Overall Expectations:

GCO 7: Students will be expected to understand the role of technologies in creating and responding to expressive works.

Specific Expectations:

  • 19.0 Investigate the role/impact of technology in the visual arts

MediaSmarts Resources

Art Exchange
Camera Shots
Digital Outreach for Civic Engagement
Diversity and Media Ownership
First Person
Images of Learning
Political Cartoons
Popular Music and Music Videos
Remixing Media
Scripting a Crime Drama
Secure Comics
  

Overall Expectations:

GCO 8: Students will be expected to analyse the relationship between artistic intent and the expressive work.

Specific Expectations:

  • 21.0 Explore the relationship between an art work and its audience.
  • 22.0 Explore the relationship between intention and outcomes in their own and others’ work

MediaSmarts Resources

Art Exchange
Bias
Camera Shots
Fact Versus Opinion
Hype!
Individuality vs. Conformity
Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate
Remixing Media
The Citizen Reporter
The Front Page