Advanced Art History

by John B. Nici

FULL YEAR COURSE MATERIALS
AP® Current Curriculum Aligned*

Advanced (AP) Art History, updated for current AP curriculum requirements (see table of contents posted below), is a finishing course for many high school students, bringing together math, science, social studies, English and foreign language that spans the school curriculum. The course encourages students to observe objects closely, not only for their aesthetic beauty, but also for what the object reveals about the society, time and culture that produced it. To this end, the student brings with him or her all their travel experiences, cultural background, and knowledge of literature and history to bear on each pertinent object. This synthesis is one of the strengths of teaching a course like this: everyone in the class has something personal to contribute, to explain, to interpret. Students are taught that art analysis is the key to understanding the function works of art play in society. Besides the traditional formal analysis usually taught in art history classes, students will be exposed to new interpretations based on such subjects as context, biographical criticism, and cross-cultural influences. Disciplines such as archeology, curatorship and restoration will be explored as they impact on art historical thought. Students in art history need to know a great many facts about works of art, but equally important they learn to interpret, understand and analyze works that have been considered, or will one day be considered, classics.

Teaching art history has its dangers for the teacher: at times it seems like a mass of facts, civilizations, artists and cultures. The class notes, daily lesson plans, pacing guide and worksheets help to organize all the essential avenues of study, as well as provide activities that clarify artistic trends and expand student horizons. Reaching beyond the likes and dislikes of a student’s taste, an art history teacher knows he or she has found success when a student displays the ability to synthesize artistic currents into a valid interpretation.

The common experience of all advanced art history teachers and perhaps the benchmark of success is a student’s post card, delivered years later to the school mailbox that reads something like this: “I am standing here in front of the Colosseum in Rome, and I was reminded of your class. I just want to tell you how much…” Advanced Art History is an experience that lasts a student’s lifetime.

Book Review:
Advanced Art History is the best handbook in print for beginning and experienced AP teachers looking for practical help and high-quality classroom materials. John Nici's publication includes syllabi, a pacing guide, daily lesson plans, class notes, assessments (with keys), a student activities workbook, state standards, and excellent practical advice . . .  this book is the best handbook on which to build an AP Art History course that I have ever read, and I have read most of those published. There is no other such handbook in any medium currently in print that can be described as even remotely competitive with Advanced Art History.
- Joy Sperling, Chief Reader-designate for AP Art History for the College Board.

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Table of Contents:

Unit 1: Prehistoric, Mesopotamian and Egyptian Art
UNIT 2: The Art of Ancient Greece and Rome
Unit 3: Medieval Art
Unit 4: Renaissance Art
Unit 5: High Renaissance Art

Unit 6: Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical Art
Unit 7: Romanticism through Symbolism
UNIT 8: Modern Art through Post-Modern
UNIT 9: Non-Western Art in Asia
UNIT 10: Non-Western Art of Africa, the Americas and Oceana

These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint's (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material. Click here for details.

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Teacher Edition Subscription - eBook Version
screen view files only, typically purchased with student eBooks, timely delivery to qualified purchasers, includes 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher
H-A-ARTH-DL
Qty: $279 US

859
ISBN: 978-1-59657-714-5
Teacher Edition Subscription - CD Only Version
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859
ISBN: 978-1-59657-227-0
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Teacher Manual
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Qty: $349 US

859
ISBN: 978-1-59657-225-6
Class Set with perpetual license - Printed Version
includes printed teacher manual, 25 printed student books and 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher.
H-A-ARTH-CS
Qty: $899 US

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Class Set CD
ISBN: 978-1-59657-715-2
Student eBook
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H-A-ARTH-SA-DL
Qty: $21 US

288
ISBN: 978-1-59657-460-1
Printed Student Book
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Qty: $26 US

288
ISBN: 978-1-59657-226-3
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