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Grade Four

Learning Outcomes Framework           GRADE FOUR               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:

1.1.1    acknowledge and express through art-making their personal relationship to the world

1.2.1         experiment with a range of materials and processes

1.3.1         use a combination 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:

2.1.1         work individually and with others to solve problems and express ideas

GCO 3:

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

Students will be expected to:

3.1.1         recognize and describe a variety of art forms

3.2.1         compare art across cultures

3.3.1         recognize that people use a variety of approaches when making art

3.4.1         use technology to locate works of art

GCO 4:

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

Students will be expected to:

4.1.1         show respect for and value their own work and that of others

4.2.1         share thoughts and ideas about artworks

4.3.1         recognize that there are many ways of perceiving and knowing

GCO 5:

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

Students will be expected to:

5.1.1         explore art as a way of expressing ideas and points of view

5.2.1         demonstrate the ability to ask questions about and respond to art in various ways

5.3.1         investigate art and the lives of artists within cultural/historical/social contexts

GCO 6:

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

Students will be expected to:

6.1.1         demonstrate a sensitivity towards the natural and built environment through their artwork

6.2.1         examine the effects of the media on their lives

6.3.1   demonstrate an awareness of the role of art and artists in their local and global communities

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