Grade: 8th

01 Mar 2021

Storytelling at Greenacres

August-June

There are endless stories to be told through art and music. Join us as we explore our own!

Standards:

  • 7.VA.3PR Represent depth and volume in their two-dimensional works of art.
  • 7.MU.3CE Recognize and identify historical and cultural contexts (e.g., time and place of a music event) that have influenced music.
  • 8.VA.4RE Recognize how public discussion can affect beliefs about the nature and value of art.
  • SS.7.2The civilizations that developed in Greece and Rome had an enduring impact on later civilizations. This legacy includes governance and law, engineering and technology, art and architecture, as well as literature and history. The Roman Empire also played an instrumental role in the spread of Christianity.

Vocabulary:

Architecture, draft, arch, Roman, Grecian, Norman,

01 Mar 2021

Environmental Inspiration

April-November

Come and experience the many ways that we can explore the natural world for inspiration as we create artworks!

Standards:

  • 7.VA.1PR Select, organize and manipulate skills, elements and techniques appropriate to the art form when making art.
  • 8.VA.1RE Speculate about an artist’s intentions and message in a work using relevant references to the work.
  • VA.1PE Explore how personal experiences, interest, cultural heritage and gender influence an artist’s style and choice of subject matter.
  • SWK Grade 6-8: Science is a way of knowing about the world around us based on evidence from experimentation and observations.

Vocabulary:

Environment, ephemeral, Andy Goldsworthy, sustainability, manipulate

01 Mar 2021

Natural Material Expression

August-June

Nature can be great inspiration for expression. Be prepared to get your hands dirty as we experiment with natural materials!

Standards:

  • 7.VA.4PR Apply art and design principles in the construction of three-dimensional artworks
  • 7. VA.2PR Manipulate materials, tools and technology in conventional and unconventional ways to create a work of art.
  • 8.VA.2PR Demonstrate increased technical skill and craftsmanship by using more complex processes and materials to design and create two and three-dimensional artworks.
  • SWK Grade 6-8: Science is a continual process and the body of scientific knowledge continues to grow and change.

Vocabulary:

Process, slake, slip, silt, sand, clay

28 Feb 2021

Stream Geology

August-June

This program focuses on the power and force of running water as it shapes our dynamic Earth. Students will investigate the physical features of a stream, collect and analyze stream flow data, and discover how human activities have impacted stream ecosystems.

Standards:

  • ESS Grade 8: A combination of constructive and destructive geologic processes formed Earth’s surface.
  • ESS Grade 8: Evidence of the dynamic changes of Earth’s surface through time is found in the geologic record.
  • SS Grade 8: Geography – Modern and historical maps and other geographic tools are used to analyze how historic events are shaped by geography.

Vocabulary:

erosion, deposition, rate of flow, water cycle, ordovician fossils