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Arts Education Standards

Dance

  • Content Standard 2 — Understanding choreographic principles, processes, and structures

    Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Improvise, create, and perform dances based on their own ideas and concepts from other sources
  • Content Standard 7 — Making connections between dance and other disciplines
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Create a dance project that reveals understanding of a concept or idea from another discipline

Music

  • Content Standard 6 — Listening to, analyzing, and describing music

    Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Demonstrate perceptual skills by moving, by answering questions about, and by describing aural examples of music of various styles representing diverse cultures
  • Content Standard 8 — Understanding relationships among music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Identify ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with those of music

Theatre

  • Content Standard 1 — Script writing by planning and recording improvisations based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Improvise dialogue to tell stories, and formalize improvisations by writing or recording the dialogue
  • Content Standard 2 — Acting by assuming roles and interacting in improvisations
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Assume roles that exhibit concentration and contribute to the action of classroom dramatizations based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history
  • Content Standard 3 — Designing by visualizing and arranging environments for classroom dramatizations
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Visualize environments and construct designs to communicate locale and mood using visual elements (such as space, color, line, shape, texture) and aural aspects using a variety of sound sources
  • Content Standard 4 — Directing by planning classroom dramatizations
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Collaboratively plan and rehearse improvisations and demonstrate various ways of staging classroom dramatizations
  • Content Standard 6 — Comparing and connecting art forms by describing theatre, dramatic media (such as film, television, and electronic media), and other art forms
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Compare how ideas and emotions are expressed in theatre, dramatic media, dance, music, and visual arts

Visual Arts

  • Content Standard 2 — Using knowledge of structures and functions
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Describe how different expressive features and organizational principles cause different responses
  • Content Standard 6 — Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum

Source: National Standards for Arts Education, published by Music Educators National Conference (MENC). Copyright © 1994 by MENC. Used by permission. The complete National Arts Standards and additional materials relating to the standards are available from MENC, The National Association for Music Education, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191, telephone: 800-336-3768.

Source, Dance Standards: This article/quote is reprinted from National Standards for Arts Education with permission of the National Dance Association, an association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The original source may be purchased from: National Dance Association, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1599;
or phone 703-476-3421.

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