Art in Action – Program Breakdown

Course modules:

  1. #EverydayArtifacts: Teens explore art movements around the world and share stories about an artistic artifact in their lives
  2. #EverydayLocalArts: Teens explore local artistic expressions and share stories rooted in their local culture(s) and community
  3. #EverydayGlobalArts: Teens explore global works of art with a social message and share stories about these pieces
  4. #EverydayAction: Teens design an artistic intervention to address a compelling social issue

Learning objectives:

  1. View different types of art and reflect on how everyday artistic artifacts in their lives carry personal and cultural meaning, and stories worth sharing
  2. Learn the different elements of culture and how they manifest in artistic expressions in their local communities
  3. Explore how art expresses a person’s lived experience and culture
  4. Create art (in the format of their choice) to tell a story about their local culture
  5. Learn how art in all its forms can influence social movements and affect change in societies
  6. Explore the power of art and storytelling in bringing people together from different cultural backgrounds and perspectives.
  7. Explore the social impact of art by creating artistic representations of and/or interventions to an issue or topic of global concern.

Course components:

  1. Mini-lessons
  2. Video content
  3. Learning checks
  4. Audio narration
  5. Youth narration
  6. Story Share assignments
  7. Global repository of stories

This course aligns to:

  • National Arts Standards
  • Asia Society Global Competencies
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Casel Social & Emotional Learning
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals

Standards Alignment

Anchor Standard #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3. Refine and complete artistic work.
Anchor Standard #4. Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Anchor Standard #5. Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
Anchor Standard #6. Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Anchor Standard #7. Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Anchor Standard #8. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and
historical context to deepen understanding.
Investigate the world
Recognize perspectives
Communicate ideas
Take Action
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Creativity and Innovation
Information Literacy
Media Literacy
Technology Literacy
Flexibility and Adaptability
Initiative and Self-Direction
Productivity and Accountability
Leadership and Responsibility
Self Awareness
Self Management
Responsible Decision Making
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 10
: Reduced Inequalities
Goal 16
: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions