Classroom Resources

We are excited to provide you with classroom resources that include hands-on activities and curriculum developed with Bay Area Educators integrating art, science and literacy in support of the California state standards. You can alternatively explore the Highlands using the multimedia resources we offer on this website, including a basic introduction to the Highlands of New Guinea, Podcasts, children’s stories, magazine articles, video clips, and images of daily life, landscapes, and ceremonies. We hope that this program will develop in our visitors, especially our young visitors, a greater understanding of environmental stewardship and conservation. All content contained in this website correlates to California Visual Arts and Science Curriculum standards, as listed below.

Visual Arts Curriculum Standards

3rd Grade

  • 1.0 Artistic Perception
    • Analyze Art Elements and Principles of Design: 1.5
  • 2.0 Creative Expression
    • Skills, Process, Materials, and Tools : 2.1
    • Communication and Expression Through Original Works of Art: 2.4
  • 3.0 Historical and Cultural Context
    • Role and Development of the Visual Arts: 3.1, 3.3
    • Diversity of the Visual Arts: 3.4
  • 4.0 Aesthetic Valuing
    • Derive Meaning: 4.1
  •  5.0 Connections, Relationships, Applications
    • Connection and Application: 5.1-2         

4th Grade

  • 1.0 Artistic Perception
    • Develop Visual Arts Vocabulary: 1.1
    • Analyze Art Elements and Principles of Design: 1.5
  • 3.0 Historical and Cultural Context
    •     Role and Development of the Visual Arts: 3.1
  • 4.0 Aesthetic Valuing
    • Derive Meaning: 4.1-3
    • Make Informed Judgments: 4.4-5
  • 5.0 Connections, Relationships, Applications
    • Visual Literacy: 5.3
    • Career and Career-Related Skills: 5.4

5th Grade

  • 1.0 Artistic Perception
    • Develop Perceptual Skills and Visual Arts Vocabulary: 1.1-2
    • Analyze Art Elements and Principles of Design: 1.3
  • 2.0 Creative Expression
    • Communication and Expression Through Original Works of Art: 2.4
  • 3.0 Historical and Cultural Context
    • Role and Development of the Visual Arts: 3.1-2
  • 4.0 Aesthetic Valuing
    • Derive Meaning: 4.1-2

6th Grade

  • 1.0 Artistic Perception
    • Develop Visual Arts Knowledge and Vocabulary: 1.1-2
  • 2.0 Creative Expression
    • Skills, Processes, Materials, and Tools: 2.1
  • 3.0 Historical and Cultural Context
    • Role and Development of the Visual Arts: 3.1
    • Diversity of the Visual Arts: 3.3
  • 4.0 Aesthetic Valuing
    • Derive Meaning: 4.1
  • 5.0 Connections, Relationships, Applications
    • Connections and Applications: 5.3

Science Curriculum Standards

3rd Grade

  • 3. Environment and adaptations
    • a. structures for growth, survival, reproduction
    • b. examples of life forms in different ecosystems
    • c. living things change environment
    • d. survival in new environments
  • 5. Investigation and Experimentation:
    • a. repeat observations
    • b. differentiate evidence from opinion
    • c. use numerical data

4th Grade

  • 2. Needs of Organisms
    • a. plants are source of matter and energy
  • 3. Organisms depend on each other
    • b. plants and animals have differing survival in diff. ecosystems
  • 6. Investigation and Experimentation:
    • a. differentiate observation from inference

5th Grade

  • 2. Plant/Animal structures
    • a. structures for materials transport
    • f. photosynthesis
  • 5. Investigation and Experimentation:
    • a. classify objects with criteria

6th Grade

  • 5. Organisms and Ecosystems
    • c. populations functions in ecosystems
    • d. similar ecological roles in diff. biomes
    • e. nonliving resources limit organisms

7th Grade

  • 5. Anatomy and Physiology Of Plants and Animals
    • d. reproductive organs
    • f. flowering plant parts