Hello, I don't have an art teaching job yet, but I've been wondering about this.. When one gets hired at a school to be an art teacher does the school give you a list of things for your art curriculum, like say, 5th grades should learn symmetry, or 2nd grade should learn cutting skills, etc. Does that make sense? Or is there some source that has this kind of basic guideline of what skills or topics are good for each grade? While subbing, I saw that the teachers, especially El. school, have a big book of lessons for say, social studies, and every day they have a lesson, day one- lesson 1-1 etc. It's all there for them to follow from the book. I've never really seen any kind of art text book or guide that says what is a basic rule of thumb for each grade level to learn. I'm not really thinking specific lesson plans, we can come up with our own for each topic, but does such a thing exist, or do schools say, here is a guideline for your curriculum? I can't imagine a school would look into art topics that closely, but how about a textbook (besides the basic art text book for students with things like form, line, elements of art things.) I'm looking for an art teacher's guide.