Proposed Lesson Note For Jss1 Week 1 Ending xxth Month, 2021.
School: EduPodia.com International School (Replace with name of your school)
Term/Academic Session: Third Term, 2020/2021 Session.
Subject: Cultural & Creative Arts
Topic: Introduction To Arts (History& Origin Of Arts)
Number in Class:
Time Table Fit:
|xx/xx/2021||Monday||7th||12:40 -13:20pm||40 minutes||JSS1|
Duration: 40 Minutes
Main Aim: To assist the Students in been able to identify the meaning of art and to trace the history and the origin of art.
SUBSIDIARY AIMS: by the end of the lesson the students should be able to;
- define arts,
- trace the history/ origin of arts,
- identify the uses of arts and
- differentiate between fine arts and applied arts
PERSONAL AIMS: To assist students identify the uses of art and differentiate between fine and applied art.
ASSUMPTION: Students can create some art works like drawing of houses, painting etc.
ANTICITPATED PROBLEM: Students may not be conversant with the origin of arts.
POSSIBLE SOLUTION: the meaning of art, its origin, uses and difference among the two types of art was taught extensively.
INTERACTION PATTERN: Students/ teacher interaction class.
TEACHING AIDS: images of sculptures and drawings.
STEP 1: The teacher defines arts as the self-expression of our innermost mind and sense of creativity. Arts is any man’s creation or things made by man either to express himself, to arouse feelings or to satisfy human needs. It is also a way of life that involves human skill, knowledge etc.
CHARACTERISTICS OF ARTS
- it must be made by man
- it must be able to arouse feeling
- it must be able to satisfy some human needs
- it must be an expression of something
STEP 2: HISTORY AND ORIGIN OF ARTS
The teacher explains to the students that various aspects of arts exist everywhere in the world today each with a different beginning or origin. The origin of arts can be traced to the period of early men. The painting and drawing (engraving) which were done on walls and ceiling of the caves in which they lived then, mark the beginning of any form of arts by men.
Early Men- are also called pre-historic men which means the period before events were recorded.
Though records were not written as we have today, as records of painting and engravings made by early men found in some parts of the world.
Examples of were found in large number in
- Algeria in North Africa
- Atlamira in Spain
- Lauscaux in France
- Birim Kudu in Kano state Nigeria
STEP 3: HOW ARTS STARTED IN NIGERIA SCHOOLS
The teacher explains to the students that introduction of arts teaching in Nigeria schools is credited to the activities of Late Aina Onabolu who was born in 1882 and died in 1963. Being the first Nigeria artist to be trained in the Western
conventional style, i.e. is regarded as the father of modern arts in Nigeria. Between 1920 and 1923, he was trained in England and Paris. On his return to Nigeria in 1923 as the first trained art teacher, he took up teaching appointment in Methodist Boys High School Lagos. He also taught at King’s College Lagos and Baptist Academy. As a result of his connections with the government officials whose portraits he had painted, he made the government realize the importance of the inclusion of the teaching of arts in the school curriculum. This aspiration paid off when he sought the service of a Briton, Mr. Kenneth Crosswhaite. Murray who was a British officer came to Nigeria in 1927 and started teaching arts in 1928. He taught at Queen’s and King’s College Lagos. After about four years in Lagos he had the opportunity to teach the subject in Ibadan and Umuahia Government College respectively. In these colleges, he started noticing and selecting young Nigerians for training from where he discovered Ben Enweonwu, C.C. Ibeto, D.K.L Nnachi etc.
TYPES OF ARTS
Arts is classified into two major divisions namely
- fine arts and
- applied arts
- performing and
- literary art
- FINE ARTS – are those art works that are produced to give joy, pleasure and to entertain. They are mainly for aesthetics, beautification, or decoration.
Example of fine arts are drawing, painting, and sculpture.
- APPLIED ARTS– are art works that are produced for use at home or office. They serve utilitarian purpose. Another characteristic of applied art is that they can be produced with the aid of equipment.
Example include textile design, graphic design, ceramics, crafts, metal works, wood works, architectural designs, printing etc.
- Performing art: this is basically designed to communicate specific motives or ideas to people from which moral teachings and entertainment are given through theatrical actions by skilful performers on stage. E.g music, dance and drama
- Literary art: this art involves the ect of communicating or expressing real and imagined messages, ideas, issues, character and events in writing. E.g novel, poems, folklore and journalism.
Uses of art
The following are uses of art in the society;
- Art is used to decorate our surrounding
- It serves a means of communication whereby feelings are expressed.
- It is used as a teaching aid for teaching. E.g nursery books.
- It serves as a means of livelihood and also creates jobs for those who study art and practice it.
Difference between fine and applied art
The following are difference between the types of art;
- Fine art those art works that are produced to give joy, pleasure and to entertain. While applied art are works that are produced for use in homes or office places.
- Fine art are mainly for aesthetics, beautification or decoration. While applied art is that can be produced with the aid of equipment.
- Examples of fine art are drawing, sculpture and painting. While examples of applied art include design, textile and graphic design
STUDENTS EVALUATION: The teacher evaluates the students with the following questions:
- Define art and list types of arts
- Where did art first originated?
- ____ was the father of arts in Nigeria
- The father of arts in Nigeria was born in the years _____ and died in ____
- Arts is any man’s creation or things made by man either to express himself, to arouse feelings or to satisfy human needs.
- Early Men- are also called pre-historic men which means the period before events were recorded.
- types of arts: Arts is classified into two major divisions namely; fine arts and applied arts.
- The following are difference between the types of art; Fine art those art works that are produced to give joy, pleasure and to entertain. While applied art are works that are produced for use in homes or office places.
TEACHER’S EVALUATION: The teacher emphasizes on the key points of the topic thus;
- Meaning of art and origin of art.
- Characteristics of art.
- Types of art.
- How art started in Nigeria.
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