100 Artists Who Shaped World History

In this book you will find the answers to questions about 100 different artists who played a significant role in the development of painting, sculpture and photography. Read the capsule biographies to learn how each artist discovered his or her own innovative style and the struggles they faced in their personal and professional lives. 100 Artists Who Shaped World History is organized chronologically and provides the reader with the essential facts and information in a concise and entertaining fashion.

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ARTistic Pursuits Middle School 6-8 Book One, The Elements of Art and Composition (ARTistic Pursuits)

This book provides students with an in-depth look at the elements of art and composition in a simply written text designed to engage students in the creative process as they produce original artworks. The organized content and conversational tone is perfectly suited to the age level and is equally engaging for both the novice and the more experienced art student. The middle school student can begin this book without prior knowledge of art and work independently without the need for parental instruction. The unique feature of the book is the way students learn from its pages, then choose a subject from their own environment, and easily apply the new information to their own art. Students think creatively as they are introduced to topics such as line, shape, value, symmetry, perspective, and proportion. Each unit is crafted for focus on one element of art while exploring the topic in four unique ways. Students explore their world in an engaging study designed to strengthen observation skills. Students learn how each element is used in a Master artwork. They gain insight about the artist, how the goals of a culture affect the look of the artwork, and discover contrasts between Eastern and Western art. Instruction in graded pencil drawing and ink utilizes the knowledge gained through the study of art from countries around the world including Japan, China, Europe, India, Australia and more. Technique pages allow skills to develop naturally as students work independently. Four special assignments show how artists combine elements of art and broaden the student's experiences with art materials. The book provides lessons for the completion of sixty-eight finished drawings in pencil and ink that are both original and entirely the student's own. "(My daughter) has been tackling the book solo. She raves about the presentation, and has already begun to improve...In addition; I see her enjoying art more." Homeschool Parent - H. Schwarzen / Washington

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ARTistic Pursuits Middle School 6-8 Book Two, Color and Composition (ARTistic Pursuits)

This book provides students with an in-depth look at the color wheel, as it applies to the medium of pastels, through a simply written text designed to engage students in the creative process. Students produce original artworks and are delighted when asked to choose the subject matter for each color pastel work. Middle school students can begin this book without prior knowledge of art and work independently without the need for parental instruction. The organized content and conversational tone is perfectly suited to the age level of the sixth, seventh, or eighth grade student. The book offers challenging assignments that are equally engaging for both the novice and the more experienced art student. The unique feature of the book is the way students learn from its pages, then choose a subject from their own environment, and easily apply the new information to their own art. Within each unit, students focus on one topic in four unique ways. Students think creatively as they learn to use the color wheel and explore their world in an engaging study designed to strengthen observation skills. Art appreciation lessons show how color is used through the study of master artworks by Caillebotte, Gauguin, Degas, and others. Students gain insight by looking at art from countries around the world including many pastel works by European Impressionists, plus works from Mexico, Celtic tribes, and more. Techniques such as blending, hatching, frottage, and working on colored paper are covered in units that examine topics like primary and secondary color use, neutral colors, analogous colors, as well as compositional topics of rhythm, points of view, and emphasis. The book provides lessons for the completion of sixty-eight colored pastel drawings that are original and entirely the student's own. "Having the freedom to choose what he wants to draw rather than being told keeps him motivated and interested. He is really loving it!" Homeschool Parent - K. Haschke / Texas

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Exercises and Activities for Short Lessons in Art History

Help students explore art history with this companion to Short Lessons In Art History.

Included in this revised edition are: 

  • Interesting and engaging activities 
  • New and revised discussion questions geared to students' interests and abilities 
  • Research projects that promote a deeper understanding of the lives and works of the artists

Grades 6-adult

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With Art in Mind, Grade 3-8

These sixty are lessons represent the most enjoyable and successful lessons that the author, Patricia Parker Grobner, used during her thiry-three years of teaching art to children. Each lesson is based on important art elements and principles, and each helps the students develop basic skills that are useful in all areas of life and learning.

Since art training and resources are frequently limited, all of these lessons are based on simple, step-by-step procedures that can be followed easily by persons with little or no formal art background. The lessons use materials that can be obtained inexpensively and stored easily. They are appropriate for students ages eight through thirteen, with a color key indicating whether the lesson is best for younger (blue), intermediate (red), or older (yellow) students within that range. Many of the lessons can be used with even younger or older students. Their flexibility allows them to be used in any sequence or with a group of students of mixed ages. Older students will generally produce a more complex and skillfully accomplished result, but all can benefit from the thinking, learning, and doing processes involved. 

These lessons and their accompanying examples will aid you as you help your students enjoy art and learn from it. Pages viii-xiv provide helpful information and tips from Ms. Groebner and coordinating author Mary Ann Lumm on the teaching of art and the structure and goals of these lessons. You will profit from taking a few minutes to read those pages before beginning work on the lessons.

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Introduction To Music, QuickStudy® Chart

This four-paged comprehensive guide is packed with information on how music is constructed, composed and performed. Laminated and three-hole punched for easy use.

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A LITERATURE APPROACH TO THE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL MUSIC

This study guide is a musical journey from the Baroque Period of composition to the Modern period. Beginning with Corelli, the father of modern violin playing, and tracing the development of orchestral music up to the time of Igor Stravinsky, students will learn of the lives of great composers, many of whom were devoted Christians. The formation of the orchestra, as well as a study of each type of musical instrument is included. Grades 4-7. Buy at Christianbook:

History of Classical Music: A Literature Approach for Intermediate Grades

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Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers

Composers Card Game

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The Symphonies Vol. 1: Complete Classical Music Library (High Definition Classics)

Dance Me a Story: Twelve Tales from the Classic Ballets

Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!

Musical Genius: A Story about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Creative Minds Biography)

Haydn's Farewell Symphony (Once Upon a Masterpiece)

Great Composers (Dover History Coloring Book)


THE MUSIC BOOK

Elementary age students will quickly grasp the basic elements of music through the step-by-step approach taught in this 40-page workbook. For grades 4-8, with 18 chapters, answer key and illustrations.

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The Music Book

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The Music Book, Grades 4-8 (World Teachers Press reproducibles)


ESSENTIAL DICTIONARY OF MUSIC

Bach to Zappa, Banjo to Xylophone, this handy dictionary features definitions and pronunciations of musical terms; composer biographies; sections on music theory, notation, and transposition; instrument listings; and more. 336 pages, softcover from Alfred.

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Essential Dictionary of Music


Theory Time: Workbook Series - Intermediate Grade Seven

The Grade Seven workbook presents writing and identifying intervals, melodic & harmonic intervals, chromatic and diatonic half steps, double sharps & double flats, simple & compound meter, conducting patterns, review of major scales, key signatures & triads, relative minor keys, minor Circle of 5ths, natural minor scales, major & minor triads, primary chords, rhythm drill, vocabulary, ear training and a review test. Free ear training videos for each ear training exercise are hosted on the Theory Time YouTube channel. This workbook includes 63 pages, 13 Lessons and 5 Fun Sheets.

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MEET THE GREAT COMPOSERS BOOK 1 & CD

June Montgomery and Maurice Hinson, both respected authors, clinicians and teachers, have combined forces to explore the stories of 17 composers who have enriched our lives with their beautiful music. These 17 units have been designed to give students an appreciation and understanding of the composers whose music they play. Each unit includes several features including important facts about the composer, the story of the composer's life, an interesting essay about the composer's music or about the time in which the composer lived, a fun activity sheet that reinforces what the student has learned, and a suggested listening section.

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Meet the Great Composers, Book 1 & CD

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Meet the Great Composers, Bk 1: Book & CD (Learning Link)