Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills & College Board Big Ideas w/ Learning Objectives
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TEKS- Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills-Fine Arts Level IV - AP
AP Art History: Level 4 Art Course
CollegeBoard AP Art History Course Focus
3 BIG IDEAS and 12 LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Abbreviated from the AP® Art History Course and Exam Description
Big Idea 1: Artists manipulate materials and ideas to create an aesthetic object, act, or event.
Essential Question: What is art and how is it made?
Learning Objective 1.1: Students differentiate the components of form, function, content, and/or context of a work of art.
Learning Objective 1.2: Students explain how artistic decisions about art making shape a work of art.
Learning Objective 1.3: Students describe how context influences artistic decisions about creating a work of art.
Learning Objective 1.4: Students analyze form, function, content, and/or context to infer the possible intentions for creating a specific work of art.
Big Idea 2: Art making is shaped by tradition and change.
Essential Question: Why and how does art change?
Learning Objective 2.1: Students describe features of tradition and/or change in a single work of art or in a group of related works.
Learning Objective 2.2: Students explain how and why specific traditions and/or changes are demonstrated in a single work or group of related works.
Learning Objective 2.3: Students analyze the influence of a single work of art or group of related works on other artistic production.
Big Idea 3: Interpretations of art are variable.
Essential Question: How do we describe our thinking about art?
Learning Objective 3.1: Students identify a work of art.
Learning Objective 3.2: Students analyze how formal qualities and/or content of a work of art elicit(s) a response.
Learning Objective 3.3: Students analyze how contextual variables lead to different interpretations of a work of art.
Learning Objective 3.4: Students justify attribution of an unknown work of art.
Learning Objective 3.5: Students analyze relationships between works of art based on their similarities and differences.