High School Art History I Curriculum
An art history curriculum is typically offered as a high school elective. As the name implies, high school art history provides students with an overview of art throughout history. Students explore art and how it evolved throughout different time periods and in various parts of the world.
This page provides information on the Time4Learning art history homeschool curriculum, why the study of art history is important, what you can expect your child to learn, and more.
Why Study Art History in High School?
The study of art history is important for many reasons. Studying art history allows students to gain a deeper understanding of art and see more than just the aesthetic of a particular piece. Even if a student doesn’t have much of an interest in art, learning art history provides exposure to other humanities such as literature, music and philosophy, just to name a few.
Students are also able to learn about different cultures from various parts of the world, and make important connections as they evaluate works of art. In addition, students will learn about different historical events and how they affected the art created during those times.
What Do You Learn in High School Art History?
With an art history curriculum, high school students will learn about various aspects of art, from influential artists like Da Vinci and Michelangelo to styles such as Gothic, Baroque, and Rococo.
Students will explore art throughout different time periods beginning with the Middle Ages all the way through modern times. Along the way, they’ll learn to recognize artistic styles, discuss techniques, analyze sculptures and paintings, appraise differences, and more.
Homeschool art history will also transport students to various countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas so they can learn about each region’s contributions and unique, artistic characteristics.
High School Art History I Curriculum Scope & Sequence
- Early Medieval Art I
- Early Medieval Art II
- Romanesque Art I
- Romanesque Art II
- Gothic Art I
- Gothic Art II
- 14th Century I
- 14th Century II
- 15th Century: Northern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula I
- 15th Century: Northern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula II
- 15th Century: Italy I
- 15th Century: Italy II
- 15th Century: Italy III
- Introduction to the Masters
- The Masters I: Leonardo da Vinci
- The Masters II: Raphael
- The Masters III: Michelangelo
- The Movement I: Renaissance Architecture
- The Movement II: People
- The Movement III: Painting
- 16th Century Northern Europe I: Germany and France
- 16th Century Northern Europe II: Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands
- 16th Century Northern Europe III: England
- Baroque Art I: Characteristics of Art and Architecture
- Baroque Art II: Italy and Spain
- Baroque Art III: The Dutch Republic
- Baroque Art IV: France and England
- Cumulative Exam
- Asian Art: India, Nepal, and Tibet
- Asian Art: China and Korea
- Asian Art: Japan
- African Art
- Aztec and Inca Empires
- Native American Art in North America
- Polynesia, The Pacific, and Australia
- Rococo Style
- 18th Century Art in Europe
- Modern Art in Context
- Fauvism and Primitivism
- Characteristics of Modern Art in America
- Modern Art in Latin America
- Harlem Renaissance
- Early American Modern Architecture
- Pop Art
- New Media in Art
- Cumulative Exam
Why Choose Time4Learning’s High School Art History I Curriculum?
Time4Learning’s art history curriculum teaches through interactive lessons and engaging activities. The material is presented in chronological and historical order, and helps students gain an understanding and appreciation for art through historical, social, geographical, political, and religious contexts.
In addition to providing a comprehensive art history curriculum, below are additional reasons to choose Time4Learning’s high school art history course.
- Yearlong course with 7 chapters and over 300 lesson activities offers an in-depth overview of art throughout history.
- Rich graphics, charts, diagrams, animations, and interactive tools help students visualize content.
- Electronically-graded writing assignments allow students to strengthen their writing skills while saving parents time.
- 24/7 access allows students to log in anytime, from any device with an internet connection.
- Student-paced approach means high schoolers can progress at their own pace and take their time with challenging concepts.
- Engaging videos, printed materials, note-taking guides and other tools to engage various types of learners.
- Ability to redo lessons and retake tests and quizzes helps students gain further understanding and improve their grades.
- Activity planner and curriculum calculator allow students to plan their year and work independently.
- Closed-captioning is included in video lessons to support students with different learning needs.
- Detailed lesson plans provide information on each activity and give parents the ability to preview lessons.
- Comprehensive curriculum can be used as your main homeschool curriculum, for afterschool skill building, or for summer learning.
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