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Grade Six

Learning Outcomes Framework                    GRADE SIX      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 through art-making an awareness of the complexities of the world and their role in it

1.2.1   demonstrate competency and initiative in the use of techniques, technologies, materials, and equipment

1.3.1         use a combination of 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 independently and collaboratively to apply learned skills, solve complex problems, and respond to experiences and 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 respond to a variety of art forms

3.2.1         compare works of art across time and culture

3.3.1         demonstrate an awareness of artists’ styles, intentions and approaches

3.4.1         use technology to locate and explore 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         show appreciation of individual differences in artwork

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 artwork

5.2.1         demonstrate the ability to articulate their responses to works of art

5.3.1   demonstrate an understanding of 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 their effects on their lives and the lives of others

6.3.1         describe and value the role of art and artists in their local communities

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