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Copyright 1995

K-4 STANDARDS

DANCE

Standard 1. Identifying and demonstrating movement elements and skills in performing dance

Standard 2. Understanding choreographic principles, processes, and structures

Standard 3. Understanding dance as a way to create and communicate meaning

Standard 4. Applying and demonstrating critical and creative thinking skills in dance

Standard 5. Demonstrating and understanding dance in various cultures and historical periods

Standard 6. Making connections between dance and healthful living

Standard 7. Making connections between dance and other disciplines

MUSIC

Standard 1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music

Standard 2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music

Standard 3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments

Standard 4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines

Standard 5. Reading and notating music

Standard 6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music

Standard 7. Evaluating music and music performances

Standard 8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts

Standard 9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture

THEATER

Standard 1. Script writing by planning and recording improvisations based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history

Standard 2. Acting by assuming roles and interacting in improvisations

Standard 3. Designing by visualizing and arranging environments for classroom dramatizations

Standard 4. Directing by planning classroom dramatizations

Standard 5. Researching by finding information to support classroom dramatizations

Standard 6. Comparing and connecting art forms by describing theater, dramatic media (such as film, television, and electronic media), and other art forms

Standard 7. Analyzing and explaining personal preferences and constructing meanings from classroom dramatizations and from theater, film, television, and electronic media productions

Standard 8. Understanding context by recognizing the role of theater, film, television, and electronic media in daily life

VISUAL ARTS

Standard 1. Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

Standard 2. Using knowledge of structures and functions

Standard 3. Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

Standard 4. Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

Standard 5. Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

Standard 6. Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

5-8 STANDARDS

DANCE

Standard 1. Identifying and demonstrating movement elements and skills in performing dance

Standard 2. Understanding choreographic principles, processes, and structures

Standard 3. Understanding dance as a way to create and communicate meaning

Standard 4. Applying and demonstrating critical and creative thinking skills in dance

Standard 5. Demonstrating and understanding dance in various cultures and historical periods

Standard 6. Making connections between dance and healthful living

Standard 7. Making connections between dance and other disciplines

MUSIC

Standard 1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music

Standard 2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music

Standard 3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments

Standard 4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines

Standard 5. Reading and notating music

Standard 6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music

Standard 7. Evaluating music and music performances

Standard 8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts

Standard 9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture

THEATER

Standard 1. Script writing by the creation of improvisations and scripted scenes based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history

Standard 2. Acting by developing basic acting skills to portray characters who interact in improvised and scripted scenes

Standard 3. Designing by developing environments for improvised and scripted scenes

Standard 4. Directing by organizing rehearsals for improvised and scripted scenes

Standard 5. Researching by using cultural and historical information to support improvised and scripted scenes

Standard 6. Comparing and incorporating art forms by analyzing methods of presentation and audience response for theater, dramatic media (such as film, television, and electronic media), and other art forms

Standard 7. Analyzing, evaluating, and constructing meanings from improvised and scripted scenes and from theater, film, television, and electronic media productions

Standard 8. Understanding context by analyzing the role of theater, film, television, and electronic media in the community and in other cultures

VISUAL ARTS

Standard 1. Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

Standard 2. Using knowledge of structures and functions

Standard 3. Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

Standard 4. Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

Standard 5. Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

Standard 6. Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

9-12 STANDARDS

DANCE

Standard 1. Identifying and demonstrating movement elements and in performing dance

Standard 2. Understanding choreographic principles, processes, and structures

Standard 3. Understanding dance as a way to create and communicate meaning

Standard 4. Applying and demonstrating critical and creative thinking skills in dance

Standard 5. Demonstrating and understanding dance in various cultures and historical periods

Standard 6. Making connections between dance and healthful living

Standard 7. Making connections between dance and other disciplines

MUSIC

Standard 1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music

Standard 2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music

Standard 3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments

Standard 4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines

Standard 5. Reading and notating music

Standard 6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music

Standard 7. Evaluating music and music performances

Standard 8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts

Standard 9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture

THEATER

Standard 1. Script writing through improvising, writing, and refining scripts based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history

Standard 2. Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining characters in improvisations and informal or formal productions

Standard 3. Designing and producing by conceptualizing and realizing artistic interpretations for informal or formal productions

Standard 4. Directing by interpreting dramatic texts and organizing and conducting rehearsals for informal or formal productions

Standard 5. Researching by evaluating and synthesizing cultural and historical information to support artistic choices

Standard 6. Comparing and integrating art forms by analyzing traditional theater, dance, music, visual arts, and new art forms

Standard 7. Analyzing, critiquing, and constructing meanings from informal and formal theater, film, television, and electronic media productions

Standard 8. Understanding context by analyzing the role of theater, film, television, and electronic media in the past and the present

VISUAL ARTS

Standard 1. Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

Standard 2. Using knowledge of structures and functions

Standard 3. Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

Standard 4. Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

Standard 5. Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

Standard 6. Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

Reprinted with permission from "What Every Young American Should Know and Be Able To Do in the Arts: National Standards for Arts Education," developed by the Consortium of National Arts Education Associations. National Conference.

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