V.T415

Create Art in Response to American Art

Create Art in Response to American Art

Students will examine and respond to American Historical event culminating in an artwork that stylistically reflects an American artist. Students may choose to complete their artwork using realism or abstraction. The style of the student artwork should be determined by the style of the American artist selected.

This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.


These are analytic rubrics. The column on the left shows the dimension that is being measured in the student’s performance. The levels across the top row indicate the performance level in the dimensions. Occasionally all dimensions and performance levels are exemplified by multiple students in a single recording.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC FOR RESEARCH

  • Dimension
  • Research

    Student researches an American historical event and an American artist from a 10 year time span in American history.

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  • Student did not complete the research. Little evidence is found in student worksheet. Student submitted an incomplete worksheet.

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  • Student researched one or more American historical events. Student researched an American artist connected with the time period of their selected historical event. Research is mostly accurate, contains few specifics, with few details provided. References may or may not be cited. Some evidence is found in student-completed worksheet.

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  • Student researched two or three American historical events within a ten-year time span. Student researched an American artist connected with the time period of their selected historical event. Research is mostly accurate, contains some specifics, with some details provided. References are cited. Evidence is found in student-completed worksheet.

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  • Student researched three American historical events within a ten-year time span. Student researched an American artist connected with the time period of their selected historical event. Research is accurate, specific, and detailed. References are cited. Evidence is found in student-completed worksheet.

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TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC

  • Dimension
  • Visual Literacy

    Artist composition represents selected American historical event.

  • Artwork Reflects Style of American Artist

    All images and/or art style choices clearly relate to the selected American Artist.

  • Reflection

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  • Minimal evidence of understanding of an American historical event results in lack of clear voice.

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  • Shows some evidence of knowledge of a specific American historical event. Little to no narrative voice or action.

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  • Clear evidence of knowledge of a specific American historical event. Some attempt at narrative voice is evident.

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  • Clear evidence of knowledge of a specific American historical event. A strong narrative voice is evident.

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  • Visual content and/or style choices do not reflect the artistic style of the American artist researched. Elements and images are not consistent with the historic artistic style.

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  • Visual content and/or style choices somewhat reflect the artistic style of the American artist researched. Some elements and images support a consistent historic artistic style.

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  • Visual content and/or style choices reflect the artistic style of the American artist researched. Many elements and images support a consistent historic artistic style.

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  • Visual content and/or style choices clearly reflect the artistic style of the American artist researched. All elements and images support a consistent historic artistic style.

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  • Student reflections are be incomplete.

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  • Student reflections are limited and may be incomplete. Reflection includes few details and is not descriptive.

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  • Student is able to reflect upon their artwork. Reflection includes some details and some descriptive language.

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  • Student is able to reflect upon their artwork. Reflection is detailed, insightful, and descriptive.

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