Curriculum Map - Grade 6

Sonoran Science Academy

Curriculum Map



GRADE: Sixth




TEACHER: Paula Hanson






AZ Standards


Syllabus review, rules and expectations

Seating assignments


Proper behavior

Storage of supplies

Clean up and care of tools and equipment











































Art Across the World










Sketch of a bunny

Sketch of American Gothic

Sketch of a kitten

Sketch of a whale


Art Elements










Line paintings of Zebras

Historical and cultural reasons people create art

African mask and symbolism

Meet the artist: Dorthea Lange

Fine Art Vs. Applied Art








Identify and define the elements of art

Analyze nonobjective art







Using the zebra as a resource, draw one from a photo to be cropped using simple line. Students will paint the strips with black tempera paint. Students will create a balanced composition with positive and negative space.

Art: Defined
















Reflective thinking: critiquing artworks and forming conclusions

Know types of lines, color schemes and shapes

Worksheet on art elements ppt.


Know organic and geometric line.

Students will be able to translate what they see to what they draw and paint.

Understand positive and negative.

S2 C4 PO101

S2 C3 PO101















S1 C3 PO001










S1 C2 PO101

S1 C4 PO201
























Principles of Design




Sketch of a parakeet


Environmental education Unit on ethics: Arizona Clean and Beautiful Calendar contest






Sketch of a fish

Sketch of a Papillion dog

Sketch of a hamster


Prehistoric Art





Drawing of a tarantula

Using the principles of art to achieve unity




Discuss 100 ways we can save the environment.

Personal responsibilities

Saving the earth begins with “me”









Culture defined

Old Stone Age, New Stone Age




Principles of art defined.

Worksheet on ppt lecture



Strategies understood to create a well balanced, simple design to reach the audience regarding environmental ethics.

Problem solving,

Great composition and craftsmanship stressed.






Culture defined

Analyzing Egyptian pyramids, sculptures and paintings

S1 C3 PO101






S1 C4 PO 101

S1 C5 PO 101

S2 C1 PO105













S2 C1 PO 201

S2 C3 PO 201




























Math and Art Connection through Mandela Art












Sonoran Toad sketch


Art of Ancient Egypt






Dinosaur sketch


Fiber Coil Basketry

Study of the Southwest Native American Basketmakers




Pug puppy sketch


Chinese history, Ancient Indian culture, Mesopotamian culture



Betta Fish sketch


Cat sketch


Art of China




Measure angles using a protractor and compass to create a hexagon.

One section will be drawn with pattern through the repetition of line, shape and color. The one section will repeated in a mirror sequence to created a finished Mandela




Ancient Egyptian culture and the Pyramids


Write your name in hieroglyphics



Ppt on fiber coil basket history in the southwest.

Contemporary techniques review

Learn process and variations




Sumerian writing system

Three cultures advancing at the same pace miles apart






Chinese culture and art

Influence of Buddhism in art of China and Japan


Connect math and art through the understanding of angle making. Understand how to measure degrees.

Create a pattern










Shapes in hieroglyphics

Egyptian style, no depth of space





Appreciation of one of the oldest applied arts.

Understand the process of manipulating the material to create interesting forms.



Understand the differences and similarities between Chinese, Indian, and Mesopotamian cultures






Recognizing cultural influences on artworks

Symbolism in Chinese art

Analyzing intents and formal properties


S3 C2 PO202

S3 C3 PO201

S2 C1 PO205














SS2 C1 PO202

S2 C2 PO203







S2 C2 PO202

S2 C3 PO201

S1 C5 PO201








S2 C4 PO202

S2 C5 PO201










S3 C2 PO201

S3 C4 PO201


Continue fiber coil basketry.


Box turtle sketch


Anime sketch


The Art of Japan






Semester Exam Review










Japanese Culture and art

Yamato-e style screen painting



Students to receive study guides








Recognizing cultural influences on artworks




Assessment of students understand of art history units








S2 C4 PO 201

S2 C2 PO 202






S2 C4 PO203





Painting and Color






Anime Girl sketch


The Ancient Art of Greece







Drawing an Ancient Amphora Vase











Fish Sculpture









Dolphin Sketch

Pony sketch

Frog sketch


Art of Ancient Rome

Students will paint a color wheel using only the primary colors. They will use primary, secondary and tertiary colors.



Observe Greek Architecture in your community.

Contributions of Greek artists

Greek culture and influence


Make several sketches of two athletes in action

Attempt to make the figures look life-like. Turn them into silhouettes.

Create a pattern on the upper and lower edges of the Amphora


Using a balloon as an armature in sculpture

Using paper mache to create a 3-D form

Adding texture

Creating a sculpture in the round

A look at the work of Constantine Brancusi





Roman culture and contributions of Roman artists

Romans use of concrete

Rounded arches, aqueducts, arches

Know how to create tints and shades

Know analogous, monochromatic and warm and cool color schemes



Shapes in Greek vases

Aesthetics of Greek amphora

Lifelike sculpture




Which art elements did you use?

How does the design compliment the shape of the vase?

Do you consider your art work a success?






Understand art sculpture vocabulary

Manipulating materials to create a 3-D form









Forming conclusions about historical and cultural context

Elements of art in architecture

S1 C3 PO 201








S2 C1 PO205

S2 C2 PO201







S3C2 PO202

S2 C1 PO201











S3 C5 PO202

S3 C2 PO201












S3 C1 PO201

S3 C1 PO204


Continue fish sculpture group A


Sketch of a cow


Introduce Huichol Yarn Painting: Leaping Lizards project








Art of Ancient India







Sketch of a monkey

Sketch of a gorilla

Sketch of a deer






Study the Huichol culture and art through a power point

Pattern created with yarn using repeated lines, shapes and colors




Recognizing influences of Hinduism, Buddhism in Indian art

Hindu sculpture design






Understand the important contributions of New World Art

How do artists use the materials they have to create art?

Develop an appreciation for this culture


Interpret Indian sculpture

Form conclusions about formal properties, intents and meanings






S3 C1 PO 203

S3 C2 PO201

S3 C2 PO202









S3 C3 PO201


Study of Georgia O’Keeffe and her flowers









Sketch of an airplane

Sketch of a truck

baby chick sketch

George Washington sketch


The Art of Islam


Power point on Georgia O’Keeffe’s biography, life and emphasis on her floral paintings.

Abstraction from larger than life painting

Use of color and technique of painting








Islamic cultural influences on art

Reasons for Islamic design


Understand how Georgia would create an abstract image from a real flower.

Use of color with the oil pastel medium

Learn how to mix pastels and blend color









Understand how religion influences art

S1 C2 PO201

S1 C1 PO201
















S2 C1 PO206


The Figure Sculptures of Africa







Sketch of car

Sketch of koala bear

Sketch of boxer dog

Sketch of lizard


Linoleum Block Printing of Ocean life






The Masks of Africa

African cultures

Figure sculptures of Africa

Historical discovery of Africa

Kota-style abstract figure







Understand the process of printing

Johannes Gutenberg

Printing techniques

Positive and Negative space



African face mask, headpieces and shoulder masks

Ceremonial importance

Materials used

Defining abstract

Understand African influence on Cubism artists










Printing vocabulary:

Linoleum, brayer, baren, printing ink

Reverse imagery

Understand techniques



Analyze artworks for historical and cultural context, intents and meanings

Understand techniques and craftsmanship


S2 C1 PO202

S2 C1 PO205












S2 C2 PO201

S2 C4 PO202







S3 C4 PO201


Finish Linoleum block printing project


Sketch of race car

Sketch of snake


Art of Oceania








Final exam review







Intent and Meaning of Oceania art

Oceania art examples

Color and texture to emphasize mood




Study guides to review the art history we have covered







Geography related to the art area

Purpose of the art

Understand how early cultures created art for their own purposes


Take a practice test to make sure the material is familiar







S3 C2 PO201








S2 C4 PO203