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High School Art History and Criticism I Honors

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Dig into and analyze significant works of art and architecture from prehistory through the 21st century to discover art history and criticism methodologies. This course explores art historical terminology, media, and techniques used by varied artists and cultures and examines how art is a vehicle to communicate cultural, political, and religious shifts and changes. You will develop your analysis skills by analyzing historical documents within the context of cultural heritage, critiquing and comparing works from around the world, and developing proficiency in writing and problem-solving.

Segment One

Module 01 - Really, Really Early Art

  • Introduction to Really, Really Early Art
  • Louvre at First Sight
  • Art Matters
  • That's EPIC
  • Back in Time
  • Walk Like an Egyptian
  • Heavy Metal
  • Really, Really Early Art Activity

Module 02 - Still Pretty Early Art

  • Introduction to Still Pretty Early Art
  • Come Sail Away
  • What's Your Status?
  • Coming to Americas
  • Seas the Day
  • Greeking Out
  • Still Pretty Early Art Activity

Module 03 - Earlyish Art

  • Introduction to Earlyish Art
  • When in Rome
  • Spot the Difference
  • Silk Road
  • Cruising the Meditteranean
  • I Like to Move It
  • Earlyish Art Activity

Module 04 - Not So Earlyish Art

  • Introduction to Not So Earlyish Art
  • It's Medieval
  • Coming Two Americas
  • Is it Romanesque or Gothic?
  • Ciao Italia

Segment Two

Module 05 - Early Middle Art

  • Introduction to Early Middle Art
  • Living in Americas
  • Early Modern East Asia
  • European Renaissance
  • Africa Unite
  • Ocean's Five
  • Early Middle Art Activity

Module 06 - Middleish Art

  • Introduction to Middleish Art
  • That's Enlightening
  • Somewhat Newer Asia
  • Ocean's Six
  • Middleish Art Activity

Module 07 - Getting Newer Art

  • Introduction to Getting Newer Art
  • It's Almost Modern Asia
  • Under African Skies
  • The Isms Part One
  • The Isms Part Two
  • Getting Newer Art Activity

Module 08 - Modernish Art

  • Introduction to Modernish Art
  • Inside the Gallery
  • Outside the Gallery
  • Technology Takeover