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Grade One

Learning Outcomes Framework                          GRADE ONE          Visual Arts - P-6

(N.S. Department of Education, April 2004)


GCO 1:

Students will explore and manipulate a range of materials, demonstrating an ability to express themselves.

Students will be expected to:

1.1             demonstrate that personal feelings, ideas, and understandings can be expressed through art-making


1.2             use a range of materials and processes

1.3             use one or more of the visual elements and principles of art and design in art-making


GCO 2:

Students will use a range of independent and collaborative art-making strategies.

Students will be expected to:

2.1 work individually and with others in art-making


GCO 3:

Students will examine a broad range of artworks through time and cultures.

Students will be expected to:

3.1 recognize that there are a variety of art forms

3.2 recognize art as an expression of culture

3.3 recognize that people create art for a variety of reasons

3.4 identify various forms of technology used to make art


GCO 4:

Students will interact with sensitivity to and respect for their own artwork and that of others.

Students will be expected to:

4.1 show respect for their own work and that of others

4.2 share and talk about their art

4.3 use their senses to discover similarities and differences in art


GCO 5:

Students will bring personal meaning to artwork and communicate their discoveries.

Students will be expected to:

5.1 discover art as a way of expressing ideas

5.2 explore language that is used to talk about art

5.3 explore artwork from a variety of cultural/historical contexts


GCO 6:

Students will demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of art as a lifelong process.

Students will be expected to:

6.1 explore the natural and built environment

6.2 identify different types of media

6.3 explore art and artists within their community

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