I'm a member of the committee that wrote the art curriculum for the Diocese of Orlando. It is based on the national standards and the Florida state standards, with Catholic components added throughout. As long as you understand how to "read" the standards (they usually have introductions that are longer than the standards themselves) you should be able to use them.
It took us three years to write them. I can't imagine throwing anything together in my spare time over the summer.
I have them in a .pdf file. Anyone who wants them just ask. It's probably easier for me to send them than for you to find them... they are posted on the office of schools' web site... in an odd spot. If you look up the Diocese of Orlando Office of Schools the curriculums for all areas are listed under "News"
Let me know if anyone wants them They are 15 pages in a pdf. file, easy to print out and you could adjust them to fit your needs. I'm sure plenty of you are not able to use the Catholic components, but those aspects are really added in as extra considerations within areas that the national and state standards include. We always have to consider spiritual/Catholic/moral qualities aka in the public schools (variation on the theme) character education.
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Sent: 7/12/2004 6:24:43 PM
Subject: BIG request for curriculum
Hey everyone --
I was wondering if I could get some guidance. Our school has NO written curriculum for High School -- I've been using national standards to go by, but now my department head wants an entire curriculum written this summer and I don't have a lot of time -- I'm working part time on the consulting stuff I do.
Does anyone have a written curriculum (if you're like me, you invent your curriculum as you go, depending on the needs and interests of the students) that could serve as a guide and would satisfy the needs of the department head?
Our "visual and performing arts department" is strange -- we have only one visual art teacher (me!) and two music teachers. I have 170 students/day (which will change with block scheduling, thank God!) and I'm required to do lots of exhibitions/year and then get the cold shoulder from colleagues when I take students with me to help hang the shows. I am often asked to be at NEASC meetings and department meetings at the same time, and therefore, can't seem to get anything administrative done in the way that I'd like. I'm sure a lot of you have similar or worse situations, so please forgive me for complaining.
I'm happy to pay for postage for any copies any of you might want to send -- it would probably be too large for an email attachment?! Or is there a place online where I can download this sort of stuff?