Art - The visual art program at our school emphasizes the study, development and creation of art work. Students come to an understanding of art through three modes of knowledge, creative, historical and analytical. The Core Knowledge curriculum is the basis of the art program. The visual art curriculum is sequenced and corresponds closely to the history and geography sequence. Art is not studied in isolation but as part of the history and culture of an era. The Art curriculum is aligned with national standards (National Arts Education Association), Minnesota State standards, and the Core Knowledge Sequence.
Music- As with Visual Arts, the Core Knowledge curriculum is the basis of the Music program. Students are exposed to music from various genres and time periods. They also learn about the orchestra and individual instruments. Students sing, play musical instruments, and learn about basic notation. Students in upper grades also experiment with the Garageband app.
5th grade Mayan Hieroglyphics http://research.famsi.org/montgomery_dictionary/mt_search.php
5th grade Italian Renaissance https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-history-basics/Art-1010/v/renaissance-art-introduction
Khan Academy also has excellent videos and information on individual Renaissance artists
4th grade Turn the pages of an Illuminated manusripts and other sacred texts http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/sacredtexts/ttpbooks.html