LEVEL: Middle School. Teach the BIG IDEAS using the basic foundations of art. Elements and Principles - Focus on mastering art's building blocks: Line and pattern; Light, value, and contrast; Proportion and scale, and more. Art History - Focus on the Western world: Covers the ancient world to the present; Connects to each chapter's themes; Timeline and historical context in every chapter. Multicultural - Focus on world cultural contributions to art: Native North America; China and Korea and more; Maps in every chapter.
Eldon Katter and Marilyn Stewart