Antonia Pantoja High School

Course Syllabus – Quarter Plan

Photography & Visual Arts

Quarter 1, 2004


Instructor: Nicholas Krebill

Phone: 773.427.0870

E-mail: nkrebill(at)

Office Hours: M-F 2:40-3:30p.m. and by appointment.


Focus Population:   9-12 grade with strong interest in visual arts, especially photography.


Course Description:   The students in the course will learn the basics of film and digital photography, visual design, and art history.


Materials:   writing utensil, notebook or loose-leaf paper, three-ring binder or folder, creative spirit.


Objectives:   At the end of the course, students will be able to:



25A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles and expressive qualities of the arts.

26A. Understand processes, traditional tools and modern technologies used in the arts.

26B. Apply skills and knowledge neces­sary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.

27A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society and everyday life.



            Summative: Group Projects, Short Tests, Final Exam.

            Formative: Homework, Class Work, Essays, Quizzes.


Grading Scale:

A = 90-100%

B = 80-89%

C = 70-79%

D = 60-69%

F = 0-59%


Strategies:   Students will learn through modeling, discussion, cooperative learning activities, note taking, and the use of graphic organizers.


Skills:   Knowledge of art in a historical context, as well as the different processes involved in creating art.  Course involves critical thinking, decision making, research, analysis, and communication.


Course Evaluation:

In-School Assignments








Short Tests





Final Exam