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Below is a sample breakdown of the Reading and Understanding Various Media chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Finding Meaning in Visual Media: Strategies and Examples||Determining the messages that can be conveyed by 'reading' sculptures, photographs and paintings|
|Tuesday||Looking at Product and Process||Noting the differences between observing an art form and appreciating the work that went into creating it|
|Wednesday||Experiencing and Interpreting the Arts||Discovering how to interpret meaning from an array of art forms, such as music, books, or performances|
|Thursday||Understanding Performance Art: Finding the Thesis, Narrative and Meaning||Learning how to 'read' a performance to identify the main purpose of the narrative, deeper contextual meaning, and any hidden meanings|
|Friday||How to Write in Response to Other Art Forms||Reviewing how to critique art effectively|
1. Finding Meaning in Visual Media: Strategies & Examples
You know how to read a book. But do you know how to 'read' a painting? In this lesson, you'll get some strategies for interpreting visual media like painting, sculpture, and photography.
2. Experiencing and Interpreting the Arts: Looking at Process & Product
In this lesson, we'll consider how your knowledge of art can help you better understand and enjoy it. We'll look at the way that an interpretation of art depends on knowing its context and the process behind it.
3. Understanding Performance Art: Finding the Thesis, Narrative & Meaning
Learn how to 'read' a performance the same way you would read a book or story. In this lesson, we'll discuss strategies for identifying thesis, narrative, and meaning in the performing arts.
4. How to Write in Response to Other Art Forms
In this lesson, we'll look at the similarities and differences between writing about literature and writing about other art forms. We'll consider some of the qualities of good responses and some approaches to take when writing a response.
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