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Lesson Plans

DBAE Ceramics: history

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Thu, 14 Jan 1999 16:26:16 EST

Sharon and Mona:
Here's a copy of my old unit plan for History of Ceramics:
Unit#2:History of Ceramics

Art history is vital to any study of ceramics/clay. There is no
other media which can survive the tests of time as well as clay. In virtually
every culture, there has been evidence that clayware was used. Ceramics are
truly a link with civilizations past, present and future.

Introduction to unit/requirements.
Timeline overview.
Lecture: Neolithic-1700's/film #1
Primitive Firing Demonstration.
Lecture: 1700-1900's/film #2.
Lecture: New York ceramics/Henry Gernhardt video.
Lecture: American ceramics/film #4.
Field trip to Everson Museum in Syracuse, N.Y. to see "China
Institute for the Study of Ceramics."
Research paper.

clay, glazes, newspaper, lighter, metal garbage can, gloves, goggles,
tongs, kiln, films 1,2 and 4, video, quiz, timeline, museum assignment,

1. research paper (counts as test...25% of mp grade).
2. primitive pottery vessel-participation in firing process.
3. abstract project.
4. tests.
5. notetaking.
6. field trip/assignment.
7. library research.
8. timeline activities.

The student will be able to...
1. pick one period/style/movement in ceramic history to focus upon.
2. write one 2-3 page research paper, complete with bibliography and
three illustrated artworks (photocopies or sketches).
3. create one small piece suitable for primitive firing.
4. participate in the primitive firing process.
5. name and define specific movements in ceramic history in both
western and eastern art.
6. create one piece which demonstrates modern abstract ceramics.
7. participate in field trip to "see" ceramic history first-hand.
8. create on-going timeline using information from lectures and

claywork,notebook,filmstrip worksheets,quizes,field trip
assignment,research paper,test,review game,timelines.

Hope this helps. I have more information if anyone wants it. If I were
teaching it today I'm sure I'd have rubrics and standards included too! -