Students in Art History and AP® Art History examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from diverse cultures spanning 27,000 years. By investigating an image set of 250 works, students develop a contextual understanding of art history from a global perspective. Influences such as patronage, politics, class, belief systems, gender, ethnicity and cross-cultural interactions inform students’ analysis of the style and content of art. Emphasis is placed on analytical and critical thinking skills, the language of art history, and the methods used by art historians to interpret art objects. Students experience, research, discuss, and write about art, artists and art making. Upon completion of this course, students will have the tools to recognize important works of art and historical styles as well as understand historical and cultural context. Students choosing the AP® class are expected to delve deeper into the topics, take AP®-style assessments, and prepare for the AP® exam in the spring.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
“Now wherever I go, I see some type of architecture that I have learned about. Being able to see the real world application of this course has inspired me and has helped me to grow. I get excited when I recognize architectural elements that I have learned, and I have also been able to see how art has transformed and evolved but has maintained a connection to the past at the same time."
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
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Examples of signature activities and projects for this course are:
This course is approved by the College Board and the NCAA.
One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through December 1, 2025; we are an approved online publisher for the University of California.
Art History Teacher
BA Middlebury College
MA Rhode Island School of Design