The Art of Education · Jul 30, 2015

Effortlessly Communicate Your High School Curriculum With These Student Handouts

The structure of high school level art courses can vary from place to place. In some districts, they are organized by media type, like Drawing I or Advanced Ceramics. In others, they are organized by levels such as Art I & Art II. Either way, common threads of curriculum are evident from class to class. Clearly communicating your curriculum to students helps them understand the learning expectations you have.

You may have already seen our elementary and middle school student curriculum handouts, but today, we are excited to be sharing media-specific high school examples!

Teach Intro to Art? Use bits and pieces from each of these examples to form your own version. Have an Advanced Painting course this fall? Build off of the Painting example to create a document that highlights the concepts, tools and vocabulary you’ll teach in class.

Note: If you would like to create your own versions of these curriculum documents, we suggest using Microsoft Word or Pages. If you’d like to create something more graphic, try the drag-and-drop design platform Canva.

If you’re looking for even more ways to organize your curriculum, check out the three resources below.


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How do you communicate your curriculum to your students?

Do you use documents similar to these in your classroom?

This article was written by AOE Content Director Tracy Hare. Tracy teaches middle school art for a small district in central Minnesota. Tracy received her M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota and strives to deepen her students’ 21st century skills by encouraging them to practice critical thinking, solve open-ended problems creatively and work together to produce, connect and share their artwork.

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