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Grade Five

Learning Outcomes Framework            GRADE FIVE          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    express themselves in relation to the world through art-making

1.2.1   develop ability and initiative in the use of techniques, technologies, materials, and equipment

1.3.1         use a combination of the visual elements and principles of 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 collaboratively to apply learned skills, 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         compare various art forms

3.2.1         compare art across time

3.3.1         contrast personal styles of a variety of artists

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         discuss ideas and approaches with sensitivity and respect

4.2.1         identify similarities and differences in their own work and that of others

4.3.1         demonstrate 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         express ideas and points of view through their art

5.2.1         use appropriate language in expressing their own responses to artworks

5.3.1         describe 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 role of the media and discuss its effects 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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