Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR AP ART HISTORY TEACHERS JACIE MOORE LAUREN LAROCCA All documents shown in.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR AP ART HISTORY TEACHERS JACIE MOORE LAUREN LAROCCA All documents shown in."— Presentation transcript:

1 EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR AP ART HISTORY TEACHERS JACIE MOORE LAUREN LAROCCA All documents shown in the presentation, along with this PowerPoint, can be found at

2 TOOLS

3 APPS Stick Pick iBookshelfArt & Music What apps do you use in your AP Art History class?

4 WEBSITES CB AP Art History Course Home Page Best You Tube video clips for teachers by subject Tate glossary Heilbrunn Timeline What websites do you use in your AP Art History class? Find even more websites on our wiki!!

5 BOOKS & ARTICLES  E.H. Gombrich, The Story of Art  Dana Arnold, Art History: A Very Short Introduction  Robert Hughes, The Shock of the New  Hugh Honour & John Fleming, The Visual Arts: A History  John Nici, Barron’s AP Art History  Linda Nochlin, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” ARTnews 69 (January 1971)  Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”, 1936  Laurie Schneider Adams, “World Views: Topics in Non-Western Art”  Michael Kampen O’Riley, “Art Beyond the West,” 2nd ed.  Lynn Mackenzie, “Non-Western Art: A Brief Guide,” 2nd ed. CB Publications  Bob Nauman, “The Challenge of Architectural Meaning”  Dr. Nada Shabout, “Understanding Islamic Aesthetics”  “Special Focus: Art of the Twentieth Century”  “Special Focus: Art in Context” What supplemental texts do you use in your AP Art History class?

6 CLASSROOM STRATEGIES

7 QUESTIONING STRATEGIES  Socratic Questioning “The role of the skilled teacher/facilitator is to keep the inquiry "train on track," but, also, to allow the students to "travel to a viable destination" of their own design.”  Resource: “The Art of Asking Questions” from Lectures and Discussions, AP Art History Teacher’s Guide, pg AP Art History Teacher’s Guide, pg  Assessment Questions Exercise: A, B, or C?  Improve teacher and student skills

8 A, B, OR C? A. This is an image of a manuscript page. Identify the style in which the manuscript page was made. How is the manuscript page characteristic of its culture? B. This is an image of a manuscript page. Identify the culture in which the manuscript page was made. How is the manuscript page characteristic of its style? C. This is an image of a manuscript page. Identify the culture in which the manuscript page was made. How is the manuscript page characteristic of its culture?

9 A, B, OR C? A. Shown here are two views of the same building. Identify the building. Analyze how innovative elements were used in both the design and construction of the building. B. Shown here are two views of the same building. Identify the building. Discuss the design and construction of the building. C. Shown here are two views of the same building. Identify the building. Describe how innovative elements were seen in both the design and construction of the building.

10 A. Attribute the painting to an art-historical style. Justify your stylistic attribution by discussing specific characteristics in the painting that are commonly associated with that art-historical style. B. Attribute the painting to an art-historical style. Justify your stylistic attribution by identifying at least three specific characteristics in the painting that are commonly associated with that art-historical style and discussing them. C. Attribute the painting to an art-historical style. Justify your stylistic attribution by describing specific characteristics in the painting that are commonly associated with that art-historical style. Name at least three. A, B, OR C?

11 FLIPPING THE CLASSROOM What classroom strategies, beyond the lecture format, do you use in your AP Art History class? Salman Khan, Khan Academy, “Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education”

12 THE SMALL GROUP SEMINAR During an APAH seminar classes will discuss various topics and themes in art history from a number of sources including articles, textbooks, and videos. Students will have done appropriate readings prior to the seminar. Discussion Leader The instructor or discussion leader will begin the discussion, pose the first question and pass an object (ball, pencil, etc) to the first respondent. After this, the instructor is only available to guide the discussion or for clarification. Participant Rules The first person will respond and they will choose the next person to exchange ideas, and so on…  You may add onto his/her discussion or choose to address another question.  Only one answer per participant.  Everyone must participate at some point in the seminar.  If you have nothing to say or add to the discussion, you may “pass”.  You may refer to your notes from the text or other materials available.  Be respectful of the ideas and discussion of others.

13 BYZANTINE SEMINAR: EXAMPLE QUESTIONS  What and where is “Byzantium”? How did this land become known as “Rome of the East”?  Identify the Byzantine church on this sheet. What about that structure makes it unique to its time and place? In what specific ways does it differ from the Basilica of Old St. Peter’s in Rome?

14 BELL-RINGER ACTIVITIES  Essay Practice  ‘Time Warp’ ‘Time Warp’  ‘Unknowns’  Themes What bell-ringer activities do you use in your AP Art History class?

15 WHITE PANEL BOARDS  Thesis/topic statement development  Chapter/Semester/AP Exam Reviews  Example group activity “Identify What You Know” :  Identify the stylistic period.  Identify the artist.  Identify the work’s context: major historical trends and events that create the context for the work.  *Record 4 elements of the work that support your ID.  What theme(s) does your work fit under?  Death/War/Violence, Power & Authority, Gender, Challenging Tradition, Images of Identity, Innovation and Experimentation Before 1900, Humanism and Classical Tradition, Man and Nature

16 CLASSROOM VISUAL AIDS Visual Timelines “Themes” wall posters What visual aids do you use in your AP Art History class?

17 NOTE-TAKING STRATEGIES Reading notes:  KWL  Sketch the artwork How Do You Get Students To Read?  Read the book with them in the beginning  Guide the readings through daily handouts, that include:  Important Vocabulary, Concepts  Critical-thinking questions  Incorporate readings in class discussions, including group seminars  Make sure the readings appear on their test Classroom notes:  Utilize reading notes as classroom notes  Sketch the artwork What note-taking strategies, both for outside reading and inside class discussions, are successful with your AP Art History students?

18 TIMED WRITING  10 minutes at the beginning of class once a week will give them practice writing about each time period AND will have them feeling completely comfortable with this section of the AP exam.  Using past exam questions vs. writing your own What timed writing activities are successful with your AP Art History students?

19 SAMPLE OF A PAST AP EXAM QUESTION Name and date this sculpture. How does it differ from earlier sculpture in this culture? Support your explanation by comparing it to one specific earlier sculpture. (10 minutes)

20 SAMPLE OF A NEWLY WRITTEN QUESTION Read the following ancient passage: “You make the Nile in the Other World, and bring it whither you wish, In order to sustain the people, even as you have made them. For you are lord of them all, who weary yourself on their behalf, The lord of every land, who arises for them, O Aten of the day, great of majesty!” Who most likely wrote this passage? What were some of the changes in art during this time and what was this period called? (10 minutes)

21 TESTS  Free Practice AP Art History Exam available on the College Board website Free Practice AP Art History Exam  Writing test questions  2 day tests  Retake policy  Failing students/struggling students/ mandatory tutorials

22 THANK YOU FOR JOINING OUR SESSION ON EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR AP ART HISTORY TEACHERS!! JACIE MOORE LAUREN LAROCCA All documents shown in the presentation, along with this PowerPoint, can be found at


Download ppt "EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR AP ART HISTORY TEACHERS JACIE MOORE LAUREN LAROCCA All documents shown in."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google