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Seventh Grade Fine Arts Resources

A Brief History of 20th Century Music

Subject: Music
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
The history, characteristics, and images, including audio examples, of 20th century musical styles are explored in an up-to-date manner through the remaking of a song in various musical styles.
Skill: Describe distinguishing characteristics of representative music genres and styles from a variety of cultures
Georgia Standard: MSGM7.CN.2a
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Presents the historical significance of the American folk art watercolor painting "The Old Plantation."
Skill: Choose from a range of materials and/or methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan and create works of art.
Georgia Standard: VA7.CR.2
 
 
Subject: Media Arts
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
"Careers For the Twenty First Century" is the most comprehensive series for career exploration on the market today. This segment allows viewers to "job shadow" the possible careers in the category of media and arts. The occupations explored include: Actors & Directors, Radio & TV Broadcasters, Graphic Design Artists, Artists (Fine Arts), Musicians, Designers, Reporters & Correspondents, and Photographers & Photojournalists.
Skill: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
Georgia Standard: MA7.CN.1
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
The Star Wars opening crawl is arguably as iconic as light sabers and Darth Vader himself. When A New Hope hit theaters in 1977 audiences rose to their feet during this intro crawl, cheering in unfiltered excitement. Over the past 42 years each of the following trilogy films led with this same introduction. Yet, the Star Wars crawl actually has its roots in the early days of cinema. Cheddar explains how this legendary introduction was invented and shot and reveals what exactly makes it so iconic.
Skill: Engage in an array of processes, media, techniques, and/or technology through experimentation, practice, and persistence.
Georgia Standard: VA7.CR.3
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
While performing “Before the Summer Ends,” from Dracula, The Musical, the young singer in this video from Broadway or Bust imagines a personal experience that helps him understand and present the emotions of the lyrics. Connecting personal experiences, actual events, or situations you could imagine to the words in a song is one way to build an interpretation. The connection does not need to be completely parallel: as the director notes in the video, a single word in the text may open up a connection to the piece. In this performance, the singer is imagining the emotions that he would experience if his girlfriend asked him to make a difficult promise.
Skill: Convey meaning through the presentation of musical works.
Georgia Standard: MSBC.PR.3
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
In the modern age, the arts spectrum has expanded to include cinema and television along with the classical arts of music, dance, and painting. In this series, students will take a look at the art of yesterday and today, meet artists and learn their influences, and find out how to start their own career in the arts. Artists, designers, and photographers have an eye for beauty and form. Is someone born with these skills or can they be learned? Get a behind-the-scenes look into the visual arts.
Skill: Understand and apply a variety of media arts processes and techniques to produce content using a range of elements and principles.
Georgia Standard: VA7.CN.2
 
 
Subject: Media Arts
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Explores how animations and art are inscribed on an egg using a digital video camera.
Skill: Refine and complete artistic work.
Georgia Standard: MA7.CR.3
 
 
Subject: Theatre
Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting
Resource Type: Video
What makes the fabulous Fox Theatre so fabulous? Great question! And that’s just what we ask the folks who work at the Fox. They answer by giving us an exclusive backstage tour, as well as an on-stage tour, and even an under-the-stage tour.
Skill: Examine the role of theatre in a societal, cultural, and historical context.
Georgia Standard: TA7.CN.2
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video with Suppoprt Materials
This media gallery features the three-part video series Groundswell: Respect is the Strongest Compliment, which documents a group of young women taking on the issue of street harassment through the creation of a mural in Brooklyn, New York. The videos feature the artists discussing the collaborative process and the transformative power of art making. Groundswell is a community arts organization that engages youth through public art. For more information please visit www.groundswell.nyc.
Skill: Reflect on the context of personal works of art in relation to community, culture, and the world.
Georgia Standard: VA7.RE.1
 
 
Subject: Dance
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Susie Thiel, University of Kentucky Director of Dance, talks about the importance of keeping a healthy body as a dancer.
Skill: Recognize connections between dance and wellness.
Georgia Standard: MSD.CN.2
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Discover how cornet player and bandleader P. G. Lowery helped bring the music of black musicians into mainstream popular culture in the early 20th century, in this digital video from The Circus: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. Lowery, who grew up in a musical family, trained at the prestigious Boston Conservatory of Music. At a time when American society limited opportunities for blacks, the traveling circus provided Lowery and other black musicians with better treatment and guaranteed pay.
Skill: Describe the relationship between music and musicians, and society and culture.
Georgia Standard: MSBB.CN.1c
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Witnesses Jilian Voss-Andreae's transparent sculpture that is made of stainless steel.
Skill: Develop personal artistic voice through connecting uses of art within a variety of cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts.
Georgia Standard: VA7.CN.1
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video with Suppoprt Materials
In this Spark video produced by KQED, tour John Held Jr's expansive collection of mail art, one of the most extensive in the world. For more than 25 years, Held has been collecting art sent to him through the mail, and the collection amounts to well over 30,000 pieces. He has since donated part of his collection to various art institutions, including New York's Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Foundation and the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, but Held still keeps much of his collection of correspondences.
Skill: Develop life skills through the study and production of art.
Georgia Standard: VA7.CN.2
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Pianist and composer Kory Caudill is among the most popular keyboard musicians in the country. The Grammy-nominated recording artist describes what influences his unique style, a classical and jazz hybrid with roots in country and bluegrass music. He recalls his musical upbringing, the influence of the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, and his classical music training in college. His fellow musicians talk about his creativity and their collaboration with him.
Skill: Understand relationships between music, other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.
Georgia Standard: MSBB.CN.1
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Controls a system of pulleys and gears to draw hypnotic art.
Skill: Choose from a range of materials and/or methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan and create works of art.
Georgia Standard: VA7.CR.2
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Eric Mayson is a multifaceted musician that utilizes unique methods to inspire his work. Learn about his improvisational style of composition and create your own improvised piece.
Skill: Connect music to the other fine arts and disciplines outside the arts.
Georgia Standard: MSGM7.CN.1
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Demonstrates how an artist is able to draw incredibly realistic pictures.
Skill: Choose from a range of materials and/or methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan and create works of art.
Georgia Standard: VA7.CR.2
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Watches artist Ewan McClure paint his self-portrait with a mirror.
Skill: Choose from a range of materials and/or methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan and create works of art.
Georgia Standard: VA7.CR.2
 
 
Subject: Theatre
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Gina Vernaci started as a temporary assistant at Cleveland's Playhouse Square theatre district in the 1970s, when it was nearly bankrupt.
Skill: Explore how theatre connects to life experience, careers, and other content.
Georgia Standard: TA7.CN.1
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
The songs of Disney musicals do more work than you might think. Under all that fairy dust and sparkle, there are techniques songwriters use to make sure Disney musicals keep the story moving. LA Buckner and Nahre Sol unlock the magic of Disney musicals and with the help of Alexandra Smither, try to write the next Disney hit song.
Skill: Relate musical ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical contexts to deepen understanding.
Georgia Standard: MCBC.CN.2
 
 
Subject: Theatre
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
This workshop is an introduction to how actors build characters and relationships, transforming the written words to actions and presence on stage.
Skill: Examine the role of theatre in a societal, cultural, and historical context.
Georgia Standard: TA7.CN.2
 
 
Subject: Dance
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Susie Thiel, University of Kentucky Director of Dance, talks about the elements of dance: time, force, and space, and how they affect dance creation.
Skill: Identify and demonstrate movement elements, technique, and terminology in dance.
Georgia Standard: MSD.PR.1
 
 
Subject: Dance
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Harlina Churn-Diallo and Mali native Yaya Diallo perform and teach the Mouwa in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.
Skill: Identify and demonstrate movement elements, technique, and terminology in dance.
Georgia Standard: MSD.PR.1