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Key Scriptural Objective: To recognize that the words we say reflect the condition of our hearts, which are influenced by the things to which we are exposed

Scripture: " . . . out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." Matthew 12:34

Academic Objectives:

To develop visual memory and to heighten observation skills

To use the "quick drawing" method to represent the body doing specific movements

To draw an activity as a sequence of gestures

To express an experience as a sequence of events on paper

To examine a tree using as many senses as possible: the basic structure, how branches and leaves are attached, how the bark feels, how the tree smells, etc

To reinforce the skill of figure-ground perception

To define "texture" and make leaf rubbings

Production Objectives:

To construct a tree with colored paper using the collage method (construction paper)

To model a tree (plasticene or similar modeling compound)

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Key Scriptural Objective: To understand that God gives people special gifts and to recognize the importance of everyone doing his or her part to help the church to function properly

Scripture: "For the body is not one member, but many." 1 Corinthians 12:14

Academic Objectives:

To identify changes that take place in the fall, and to identify some of the activities that children do in the fall season

To define "trunk" and the forms "sphere" and "cylinder."

To form a human body from modeling clay and manipulate its parts to depict certain actions

To define "mural."

To present overlapping as a method of creating distance in space

To present relative sizes of objects on a page as a method of creating distance

To define "background" and "horizon line."

Production Objectives:

To paint a boy or girl involved in a fall activity (tempera paint, black felt marker).

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Key Scriptural Objective: To practice practical ways of showing esteem

Scripture: " . . . let each esteem other better than themselves." Philippians 2:3

Academic Objectives:

To define "view" as "a picture of something."

To observe how sizes and relative positions of classmates are affected by their distance from the viewer

To apply principles of near and far in the assembling of a mural from the individual paintings done in Unit Two

To use the "contour" drawing method to increase observation skills

To understand the term "mosaic."

To reinforce line as a element of art

Production Objectives:

To develop visual images from hearing the story, The Picnic, and to develop the images into a painting (tempera paint and black felt marker)

To design a mosaic of lines (construction paper and pre-cut colored paper shapes)

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Key Scriptural Objective: To recognize that keeping our minds on God helps us to avoid temptation and results in perfect peace

Scripture: "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee" Isaiah 26:3

Academic Objectives:

To practice art appreciation skills

To be familiar with the terms "foreground," "background," "midground," "focal point," "contrast," "shape," and "texture."

To use the sense of smell to stimulate memory

To determine the focal point in a number of pictures

To observe how line creates a pathway for the eye to follow

To use line to emphasize a focal point

To understand the meaning of "color contrast."

To examine the paintings from The Picnic, identifying "foreground," "background," "midground," "focal point," "contrast," "shape," and "texture."

To understand the term "pastel" as it relates to color and to a feeling of peace

Production Objectives:

To create a focal point by drawing an object using the contour drawing method, and emphasize the object by the use of line (oil pastel, black felt marker)

To create a picture showing color contrast (chalk in soft pastel colors and black felt marker)

To create a picture from a story: Berry-Picking With Grandma (colored pencil or felt marker)

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Key Scriptural Objective: To recognize that giving can create a merry heart, and to identify circumstances in social relationships that can threaten a merry heart. Ways of maintaining a merry heart in relationships with peers are discussed

Scripture: "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" Proverbs 17:22

Academic Objectives:

To study how the eyes, eyebrows and mouth express different feelings, and to manipulate the features to change the expression

To define "countenance" and to review "sphere" and "cylinder."

To explain the meaning of the term "papier mâché."

To understand the term "profile."

To analyze and draw different expressions in both front view and profile

To choose contrasting colors to emphasize a focal point

To learn to mix lighter and darker shades of the same color

Production Objectives:

To create a puppet (light bulb, papier mâché, and decorating materials)

To draw and paint a face, either front view or profile, showing an emotional expression, and emphasize the face by painting the background a contrasting color (tempera paint, black felt marker)

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Key Scriptural Objective: To apply the concept of prudence to everyday life: to act prudently by drawing a plan for a comic strip before beginning the final drawing

Scripture: " . . . the prudent man looketh well to his going." Proverbs 14:15

Academic Objectives:

To experience through role play how different emotions affect body position

To define "cartoon" as "a picture that is meant to make us laugh."

To define "comic strip" as "a group of pictures that tell a funny story."

To examine changes in body position through a sequence of standing, walking and running poses

To learn to depict speech, thoughts, speed and dust in a cartoon

Production Objectives:

To create a single-frame cartoon

To create a colored comic strip (colored pencils, or paint and felt marker)

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Key Scriptural Objective: To discuss the benefits of completing the tasks we are given, and to identify "waiting without complaining," "calm diligence," and "submissiveness" as characteristics of patience

Scripture: " . . . let us run with patience the race that is set before us" Hebrews 12:1

Academic Objectives:

To understand the difference between "warp" and "weft."

To identify the tabby weave and the basket weave

To use a paper loom and paper strips to practice different weaving patterns

To practice the running stitch and create line designs

To identify a variety of textures

Production Objectives:

To make a weaving on a branch (tree branch, wool, and decorating materials)

To construct a homemade loom (cardboard or styrofoam), warp the loom, and make a weaving (wool and decorating materials)

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