MYP unit planner: Collaborative Planner Unit title Teacher(s) Subject and grade level Time frame and duration How to think like an Artist. Ruth Wilson Art: Drawing & Painting I, 9th. Grade I 3 – 4+ weeks; 12 – 16+classes Stage 1: Integrate significant concept, area of interaction and unit question Area of interaction focus Which area of interaction will be our focus? Why have we chosen this? Human Ingenuity Students will analyze and evaluate how artists create by their relation to media, culture, society, religion and historical events. Significant concept(s) What are the big ideas? What do we want our students to retain for years into the future? Artists over time have created work that provide a lens into their society, culture, history, and personal style with the media that was available. These creations, or "footprints" archive the past and provide methods of inquiry for contemporary artists. MYP unit question What is your Artistic footprint? Assessment What task(s) will allow students the opportunity to respond to the unit question? What will constitute acceptable evidence of understanding? How will students show what they have understood? Formative Tasks: • Students will journal and/or research their discoveries about two different artistic styles and learn from researching one master artist in their sketchbooks or Design Plans noting the Scientific, Literary, and Historical connections. • Students will complete studio lessons using the processes and media of their three selected studies. • “One on one” conversations to monitor their progress and how their inquiry will lead them to plan their individual artwork that will reflect their learning and show the footprint piece that they create for others to learn from. • Students will post questions and receive teacher and student feedback on their work on a Blog, on a classroom poster or by presenting to the class.