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Explorations in Art, 2nd Edition, Grades 1–6

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Explorations in Art, 2nd Edition, Grade 1

Engage your students as they explore Big Ideas that are relevant to their lives. Your students will create, view, and discuss artworks that explore these Essential Questions:

Where do we find beauty in our world?
What do we care about?
How do we tell stories?
What do we see in nature?
How do we remember special times?
Where do we see change in our world?

A focus on inquiry, artist as researcher, and choice ensures that students are fully engaged in their learning.

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Explorations in Art, 2nd Edition, Grade 2

Engage your students as they explore Big Ideas that are relevant to their lives. Your students will create, view, and discuss artworks that explore these Essential Questions:

Where do we find beauty in nature?
How do we share our lives?
How do we tell stories?
How do we work and play?
How do we plan our places and spaces?

A focus on inquiry, artist as researcher, and choice ensures that students are fully engaged in their learning.

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Explorations in Art, 2nd Edition, Grade 3

Engage your students as they explore Big Ideas that are relevant to their lives. Your students will create, view, and discuss artworks that explore these Essential Questions:

How do people share their lives with one another?
Where can our imagination take us?
Where do we find stories in our lives?
How do we connect with places and spaces in our lives?
How are we connected with the natural world?
How do people participate in traditions?

A focus on inquiry, artist as researcher, and choice ensures that students are fully engaged in their learning.


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Explorations in Art, 2nd Edition, Grade 4

Engage your students as they explore Big Ideas that are relevant to their lives. Your students will create, view, and discuss artworks that explore these Essential Questions:

How do we see our world?
How can we share ideas?
What makes a place special?
What does nature give us?
How do we honor and change traditions in our lives?
What can we imagine?

A focus on inquiry, artist as researcher, and choice ensures that students are fully engaged in their learning.

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Explorations in Art, 2nd Edition, Grade 5

Engage your students as they explore Big Ideas that are relevant to their lives. Your students will create, view, and discuss artworks that explore these Essential Questions:

Who are we?
How do we live our lives?
What can the past teach us?
How can we explore the unexpected?
How can we learn by observing the natural world?
How can we communicate our ideas and feelings?
What can we imagine?

A focus on inquiry, artist as researcher, and choice ensures that students are fully engaged in their learning.

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Explorations in Art, 2nd Edition, Grade 6

Engage your students as they explore Big Ideas that are relevant to their lives. Your students will create, view, and discuss artworks that explore these Essential Questions:

What does observation of people in daily life tell us about being human?
What does it mean to live in harmony with nature?
Why are stories important in our lives?
How do we create order and beauty in our world?
What counts as communication?
How do we celebrate important people, places, and events?

A focus on inquiry, artist as researcher, and choice ensures that students are fully engaged in their learning.

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