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Sixth Grade Fine Arts Resources

Careers for the 21st Century: Media and the Arts Occupations

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: MA6.CN.1
 
 
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: MA6.CR.3
 
 
Subject: Music
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Resource Type: Video
This percussion performance group demonstrates how it corporates creativity, rhythm, dance, and self-expression in a team effort that's very active and entertaining.
Skill: Improvise or compose rhythmic patterns (e.g. clapping, singing, playing an instrument).
Georgia Standard: MSBB.CR.1a
 
 
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: VA6.CN.2
 
 
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: VA6.CR.2
 
 
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: VA6.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: VA6.CR.2
 
 
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: VA6.CR.3
 
 
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