Curriculum Guide

Westosha Art CBL - GANAG Curriculum Template

Beginning of Lesson

The Big Idea:

___ Engaging and relevant (ex: Identity, Sustainability, Creativity, Positivity...)

Essential Question:

___ Reflects personal interests and the needs of our community.

Introduction Overview:

___ Frame the relevance & urgency of the Idea & Essential Question to identify a challenge

The Challenge:

___ A call to action derived out of the Essential Question.

Team Formation & Collaboration

___ Utilize member skills, define roles & collaborative space for effective productivity

Guiding Questions

___ Directs & focuses research & represents the knowledge needed to meet the challenge.

As a Student, I want to know...


Entry Event

___ Cue and prompt: (predict, hypothesize, brainstorm, summarize, score, survey...)

As a Student I will...


___ Identify grade-level curriculum standards: (Content Standard)

___ Identify knowledge & skills: (Achievement Standard)

Content Standards:

As a student I will know...

As a student I will be able to...


___ Determine ways to evaluate the processes (formative)

(Quiz, Journal, Outline Drafts, Prototypes, Checklists, Status Updates, Discussions)

___ Determine ways to evaluate the solutions (summative)

(Rubrics, Test, Peer/Self Evaluation, Surveys, Discussions, Reflections)

Declarative Knowledge (Information)

___ Gather: (read, listen, view, touch, experience)

As a student I will...

___ Organize: (take notes, fill out form, use graphic organizer)

As a student I will...

Procedural Knowledge (Skills)

___ Gather: (read steps, listen to steps, view demonstration, experience)

As a student I will...

___ Practice: (shape, modify, repeat to automaticity)

As a student I will...


Guiding Activities & Solution Development and Implementation:

___ Apply high-order thinking: (make decisions, compare, analyze, solve problems)

As a student I will...

___ Apply procedures strategically: (instruct, present, create, perform, test)

As a student I will...

End of Lesson


Assess, document, reflect & publish

___ Assess Goals: (review, summarize, evaluate, critique, display, share, publish)

Did I meet the challenge? As a student I will...

___ Assess Character: (reflect, journal, life-skills rubric)

Did I contribute? As a student I will...

Assessments and Grading:

Grading Buckets

Course activities are classified into categories focused on the targeted learning of the course.

Each category is weighted and contributes to the overall achievement grade.

The course’s weighted grading categories are:

Content Remembering & Understanding (20%)

  • Define & Translate Terminology
  • Recall & Discuss Significant Information
  • Illustrate & Demonstrate Definitions
  • Explain & Apply Technical Methods

Image Evaluation & Analysis (30%)

  • Art Criticism (Describe, Analyze, Interpret, Evaluate)
  • Art Critique (Appraise, Compare, Contrast, Improve)
  • Reflective Assessment
  • Artist’s Statement & Album Description

Image Creation (50%)

  • Development of Concepts & Solutions
  • Application of Materials & Techniques
  • Aesthetics of Design & Composition
  • Construction, Assembly & Production of Works of Art

Course Grades

You will earn an Achievement Grade and a Life Skill grade for this course.

Achievement Grade

Achievement grades, based on summative assessments, require you to demonstrate your understanding of the learning goals. A summative assessment occurs after you have had the opportunity to practice, receive explicit feedback, and correct errors in learning or thinking.

Formative assessments are practice opportunities that allow you to refine your understanding of new knowledge and skills without penalty. They occur during the learning process, provide you with specific feedback to inform your learning and provide teachers with feedback to improve instruction. Formative assessments will not count toward the achievement grade.

Life Skill Grade

The Life Skills grade will be assessed using the universal rubric below.

Life skills will be recorded weekly.

Opportunities for Reassessment

All assessments may be resubmitted until one week prior to the end of the grading period.

Extra Credit is Not Allowed

You have the opportunity to improve your academic achievement through reassessment options.

Non-Negotiable Assessments

All Image Creation Projects are considered non-negotiable assessments in this course and must be completed to pass the class despite your grade average..

Missing Work

Missing work for any reason will be recorded as “Missing”, which calculates to a 0%.


If you are absent from school, you shall be permitted to make up course work and examinations when you return to school. It is your responsibility to contact your instructor to determine what course work and examinations must be made up. Instructors shall have the discretion to assign substitute course work and examinations, as well as to specify where and when examinations and course work shall be completed. The time for completing the work shall be equal to the length of the absence, unless extended by an administrator based upon extenuating circumstances.


You are encouraged to review your grades regularly in Infinite Campus and check your email daily. If there is a discrepancy in a recorded grade, please communicate with the teacher.

Copyright Issues

All your artwork must be original. If you use an other's work or a published image as a basis for your own works, there must be significant alteration to the work for it to be considered original.

Required Course Materials


Creating Devices: Pencil, Pen, Camera, Video Recorder

Editing Devices: Eraser, Editing Apps/Software

Sharing Devices: Internet access

Classroom Procedures

Entering the room

Enter exhibiting proper public etiquette and prepared to learn.

Leaving the room

Inform the instructor of your intentions.

Use the proper pass.

Thoroughly clean up your areas, materials and tools.

Westosha's Equal Interval Grading Scale

Westosha Art Universal Assessment Rubrics

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