Matrix for Planning a Unit

of

Arts Content

 

 

Performing/Creating:         

    Perceiving/Responding :

 

Elements and

(e.g. visual art-shape/color, 

music-rhythm/melody,

 

Principles

drama-focus/technical elements,

dance-movement, rhythm, levels)

 

 

Materials and

(e.g. art-oil paint/painting, clay/sculpture, music- instrumentation, rehearsal, sound

 

Processes

drama-voice, body, stage, lights, action

dance-body, sets, costume)

 

Context: Social,

 

Cultural, Historical

 

 

 

 

All the above are required for a great BURGER

But...

Wheres the BEEF???

 

The Beef is the subject area content. Most often classroom teachers forget the “Elements and Principles”

 

The arts are more than a means to intergrating other subjects with fun activities. When using the arts in the classroom, try to include the “Elements and Principles.” Here are examples of the Elements and Principles for each of the 4 arts:

 

Elements and Principles:

Music: Beat, Rhythm, Pitch, Timbre, Dynamics, Texture, etc.

Dance: Body, Movement, Shape, Energy, Rhythm, Levels, etc.

Drama: Focus, Voice, Action, Technical Elements, etc.

Visual Arts: Shape, Form, Color, Texture, Scal, etc.