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Hands-on learning is one the most engaging learning environments. Without an 8th grade art curriculum, it is crucial that students are engaged and focus on a variety of art mediums. Currently, I implement exploration of a variety of mediums but in order to implement best practices to students a hands-on component would be beneficial. By adding a variety of projects using different mediums, students can learn about different methods of self expression. Students who are engaged with their hands and their minds, they actually are more focused and motivated to learn. Implementing medium lessons will allow students to explore their strengths and weaknesses and open up potential career avenues. Art also allows students to express their emotions in a positive and creative manner which can serve as a therapeutic outlet during a pandemic. My target population will be the 7th and 8th grade students in my art class. However, the material can be utilized in my 6th-grade courses as well to allow them to explore applicable math lessons. In addition, our small campus allows us to share materials easily with the special education team in order to reinforce content for older learners. In addition, my students come from a small rural community that doesn’t afford the opportunity to explore art up close. Many students are financially challenged and do not travel. Of the population that travels, many have not been exposed to a variety of art mediums and don’t choose up-close art expeditions. I want to offer my students the opportunity to seek art as an outlet. As a result of a mediums unit, students can increase their understanding of the variety of art while increasing their ability at self-expression. Students will also engage in critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills.

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Hands-on learning is one the most engaging learning environments. Without an 8th grade art curriculum, it is crucial that students are engaged and focus on a variety of art mediums. Currently, I implement exploration of a variety of mediums but in order to implement best practices to students a hands-on component would be beneficial. By adding a variety of projects using different mediums, students can learn about different methods of self expression. Students who are engaged with their hands and their minds, they actually are more focused and motivated to learn. Implementing medium lessons will allow students to explore their strengths and weaknesses and open up potential career avenues. Art also allows students to express their emotions in a positive and creative manner which can serve as a therapeutic outlet during a pandemic. My target population will be the 7th and 8th grade students in my art class. However, the material can be utilized in my 6th-grade courses as well to allow them to explore applicable math lessons. In addition, our small campus allows us to share materials easily with the special education team in order to reinforce content for older learners. In addition, my students come from a small rural community that doesn’t afford the opportunity to explore art up close. Many students are financially challenged and do not travel. Of the population that travels, many have not been exposed to a variety of art mediums and don’t choose up-close art expeditions. I want to offer my students the opportunity to seek art as an outlet. As a result of a mediums unit, students can increase their understanding of the variety of art while increasing their ability at self-expression. Students will also engage in critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills.

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