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Art

AFRICAN ART  - Section Code: PEDW9000
Discover the African American "roots" through a variety of art forms. African art is as diversified as the many cultures within Africa. Explore different art techniques and the use of materials such as leather, wood, clay, and metal. Discover how different art techniques influenced contemporary African American art. Visit sites that include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dubanet Art Gallery and African Art-Gondwana website and other museums that are devoted to showing African Art. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. Your course project will be the design and development of a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

ART THROUGH THE AGES  - Section Code: PEDW9001
The Internet is an almost limitless resource on art from all over the world and from before recorded history through the present time. This course looks at Internet websites that provides different forms of art including cave art, Greek and Roman art, Asian cultural art, art from the Europe’s Middle Ages and through contemporary periods. You will be able to see the artworks in painting, sculpture, architecture, and crafts. . You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

GREEK AND ROMAN ART  - Section Code: PEDW9002
This course will guide you to a collection of Internet resources from a variety of websites that specialize in Greek and Roman art related topics and including the artists, their works, the culture of the times and events that may have influenced the great masters. You will access many websites like the Acropolis Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the permanent collection of 15,000 objects of art available from the Michael C. Carlos Museum. You will also conduct independent research on related topics that could be used in the course project. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. Your course project will be the design and development of a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

HISPANIC ARTISTS  - Section Code: PEDW9003
Hispanic artists have influenced the world of art in music, painting, sculpture, and even the comics for hundreds of years. You will explore websites that include classical artists like Goya and El Greco. This course will take you to various nations and explore the art of different Hispanic groups. There are lesson plans that will stimulate your own creative thoughts on how to bring this cultural treasure to your students. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

LEONARDO DA VINCI  - Section Code: PEDW9004
Much of today’s technology, including the computer, can be traced back to Leonardo da Vinci. This genius has influenced more aspects of modern life, from art to toys and technology, than almost any other individual. This course takes you on an exciting tour of his life, his accomplishments, and the impact of his works. You will visit websites that specialize on the person, the works, the life and times, and the brilliance of da Vinci. You will conduct independent Internet research on this topic to support classroom instruction and your course project. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. Your course project will be the design and development of a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

MICHELANGELO  - Section Code: PEDW9005
Michelangelo was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer who had influenced and became one of the foundational stones of Western art. He is considered one of the greatest artists in the recorded history of mankind. Let his work and life come to life on the Internet as you and your students discover Internet sites full of facts, art, writings by, and about, Michelangelo and much more as each site leads to many more sites. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. Your course project will be the design and development of a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

PAUL GAUGUIN  - Section Code: PEDW9006
A pioneer in post-impressionism, this course on Gauguin will take you into his bizarre world of art. He has been known as one of the great artists in the creative world; and one of the most mysterious. He gave up his business to become a full-time painter and focused his work on the people and places of the South Seas. Discover fascinating facts about Gauguin and his work by visiting such interesting websites as the "Art Room." You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. Your course project will be the design and development of a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

TEACHING PERSPECTIVE  - Section Code: PEDW9007
Perspective is something we use in everyday life. The way we judge objects or events and illustrate them in their "true" relations to one another incorporating critical thinking skills. With art, the perspective is how lines appear to the eye relative to distance or depth. Enjoy the “Alphabet of Art,” play the detective art game, and visit the Uffize Gallery in your site visits. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. Your course project will be the design and development of a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

THE GREEK THEATER  - Section Code: PEDW9008
Through this course, you gain a greater appreciation of how the Greek Theater influenced the way life is viewed on television, in the movie theater and on the live stage. You will explore Internet websites dedicated to the Greek Theater and its influence on world art. Your research will encompass learning about the Greek culture through the ancient Greek plays, and explore the mythology and how it personifies, for example, the “tragedy” style of storytelling. You will find the full text of “Agamemnon” at the site “Euripides,” and study the construction and significance of the costumes of this time era. In addition, you will have an opportunity to research and explore other Internet resources that could support your classroom instruction for your course project. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. Your course project will be the design and development of a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

THE ROMAN THEATER  - Section Code: PEDW9009
Roman Theater paved the way for a wide range of entertainment including opera and masques. Scholars state that theater originated in Greece with a didactic and religious aim while Roman theater adopted Greek theater to entertain the crowd with excitement, violence, elaborate sets and class distinctions. Explore websites that bring this historic and influential period to the classroom. View essays about the Roman theatre, visit temples, the Pantheon and baths. Discover the importance of mythology in Roman culture and read the full text of Roman plays like the “Aeneid.” You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. Your course project will be the design and development of a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.