New Colorado P-12 Academic Standards

Current Display Filter: Visual Arts - Fifth Grade

Content Area: Visual Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Fifth Grade
Standard: 1. Observe and Learn to Comprehend

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations)

Concepts and skills students master:

1. Visual arts connect multiple characteristics of art

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Justify statements made about a work of art (DOK 1-3)
  2. Objectively use the characteristics and expressive features of art and design to analyze a work of art (DOK 1-4)
  3. Investigate generalizations about works of art (DOK 1-2)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How does illusion impact the visual reality of a two-dimensional space?
  2. What is the difference between three-dimensional space and the illusion of depth and space in a two-dimensional framework?
  3. What boundaries, if any, exist in art and art-making?
  4. Is intended meaning an issue in the art-making process? Why or why not?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Analysis and inference develop skills in the viewer of art and can be transferred into problem-solving situations in everyday life.
  2. New forms of artistic expression often come from breaking with traditions.
  3. The critical process of observing, interpreting, and evaluating leads to informed judgments regarding the merits in works of art and reinforces cognitive skills such as concentration, perception, memory, and logical thinking - essential in all occupations.
  4. Processing divergent visual information and drawing conclusions is an important visual literacy skill.

Nature Of:

  1. Epiphany is the life blood of expression.

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations)

Concepts and skills students master:

2. Visual arts communicate the human experience

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Describe the relationships between works of art from different cultures being respectful and mindful of culturally sensitive themes (DOK 2-3)
  2. Use contextual cues to discuss notions of beauty and aesthetic valuing (DOK 2-3)
  3. Use visual information to construct personal visual narratives (DOK 1-3)
  4. Identify and interpret how art exists in your world (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Why do artists make visual art to tell stories?
  2. How do the characteristics of a work of art reflect the culture, time period, or artist who produced it?
  3. Why do innovations in technology and social and political trends influence the creation of visual art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. The environment that art is being created in is transforming rapidly due to new technological innovations.
  2. Some cultural traditions are not appropriate for rendering.
  3. Art is a vehicle for interdisciplinary communication related to the human experience.

Nature Of:

  1. The creation, appreciation of, and consumption of visual art, design, and material culture helps to define who we are as human beings.
  2. Art reflects the qualities of the culture in which it was produced, including the cultural respect for sensitive themes.

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations)

Concepts and skills students master:

3. Visual arts learning involves analyzing the formal and sensory qualities of art

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Hypothesize and discuss reasons for artistic decisions (DOK 1-3)
  2. Investigate and articulate alternative choices for artistic decisions (DOK 1-3)
  3. Objectively draw conclusions about intended meaning of a work of art (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What drives an artist to choose one thing over another?
  2. How can talking or thinking about the visual characteristics of art improve the intended meaning in a work of art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Artists continue to develop new art vocabulary to understand 21st century ideas and works of art. For example, artist Todd Siler describes his work as "metaphorms" - the "engines" of creativity, invention, learning, and discovery that power communication.
  2. Media choices, including technology, can imply meaning.

Nature Of:

  1. The critical process of observing, interpreting, and evaluating leads to informed judgments about the merits in works of art.

Content Area: Visual Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Fifth Grade
Standard: 2. Envision and Critique to Reflect

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations)

Concepts and skills students master:

1. Evaluative criteria is used when responding to works of art

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Use the characteristics and expressive features of art and design to determine how they contribute to the aesthetic valuing of a work of art (DOK 1-3)
  2. Address intended meaning and the effectiveness of this idea in multiple works of art (DOK 1-3)
  3. Develop and apply rubrics to evaluate works of art (DOK 1-4)
  4. Examine and debate the purposes of art (DOK 1-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What kind of knowledge is needed to assess works of art?
  2. Why should works of art be examined?
  3. Why value works of art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Art is valued differently across time and culture. Objective criteria can be employed to evaluate works of art.
  2. Objective criteria can be employed to evaluate works of art.
  3. Appreciation of art involves informed understanding of the characteristics and expressive features of art and design, and knowledge of art materials and processes.

Nature Of:

  1. Divergent thinking is the groundwork of creating and talking about works of art.
  2. Critique works the brain and motivates problem-solving abilities.

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations)

Concepts and skills students master:

2. Specific methods of planning support the development of intended meaning

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Determine which methods of planning are personally effective in creating works of art (DOK 1-2)
  2. Apply planning strategies to fully assess the artistic process (DOK 1-2)
  3. Explain and defend why a particular planning method is chosen (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Why is planning an important aspect of art?
  2. How do artists plan works of art?
  3. How can plans become works of art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. The artistic process can be unpredictable, even when carefully planned. Embracing unpredictability is a quality employed by successful artists, medical researchers, mathematicians, and engineers.
  2. A quality product has a base in perseverance, dedication, and discipline.
  3. Technology can be used to problem-solve planning issues that lead to a quality product.

Nature Of:

  1. Divergent thinking is the groundwork of creating and talking about works of art.
  2. Critique works the brain and motivates problem-solving abilities.

Content Area: Visual Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Fifth Grade
Standard: 3. Invent and Discover to Create

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations)

Concepts and skills students master:

1. Use artistic media and expression to communicate personal and objective points of view

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Employ the characteristics and expressive features of art and design to express ideas (DOK 1-3)
  2. Problem-solve using traditional and contemporary media and technologies (DOK 1-3)
  3. Create works of art individually and collaboratively that communicate artistic intent (DOK 1-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What is the relationship between technology and art?
  2. How is it possible for technology as media to impact art and art-making?
  3. Why is creative collaboration important?
  4. Where do ideas come from, and how do they evolve?
  5. What topics, themes, and issues does public art address?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Art defines and maintains personal experimentation and creation.
  2. Selection and implementation of appropriate media, tools, and technologies impacts the success of a completed work of art.
  3. Painters choose watercolor, oil, or acrylic paint, depending on how well the media conveys intent.

Nature Of:

  1. Media and technology are the messengers of art processes; they distinguish visual quality.
  2. Working individually and collaboratively requires different skills.

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations)

Concepts and skills students master:

2. Create art using technological media

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate choice of media and materials to communicate ideas (DOK 1-2)
  2. Create artwork in a variety of genre (DOK 1-4)
  3. Create innovative and respectful interpretations of art after studying a variety of art cultures, periods, and styles (DOK 3-4)
  4. Use tools, equipment, and materials with appropriate care and safety (DOK 1)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Who directs the creative process and is responsible for the outcomes?
  2. What does good craftsmanship look like?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Art provides opportunities for experimentation and creation.
  2. Selection and implementation of appropriate media, tools, and technologies impacts the success of a completed work of art, requiring the artist to experiment, hypothesize, and make decisions.
  3. Genre reflects the history and culture of the time and place.
  4. Media are trans-disciplinary and can be used in science, engineering, and medicine - and to create art.

Nature Of:

  1. Studio skills and processes complement intended meaning.
  2. One way artists demonstrate their pride and personal sense of responsibility for their work is through good craftsmanship.

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations)

Concepts and skills students master:

3. Apply an understanding of art processes and creative thinking to plan and create art

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Compare and contrast different media and techniques (DOK 2)
  2. Research an idea or a technique to prepare for art-making (DOK 1-2)
  3. Create sketches or storyboards as needed to develop work on a final project (DOK 1-3)
  4. Provide multiple solutions for a given problem (DOK 1-3)
  5. Create works of art in response to historical events, written narratives, poetry, music, or dance (DOK 3-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How are characteristics of art valuable in creating art?
  2. How might artists employ new technologies in the creation of artwork?
  3. How have artists employed technology in the past?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Selection and implementation of appropriate media, tools, and technologies impacts the success of a completed work of art, requiring the artist's expert knowledge and skills.
  2. Artists employ new technologies to create artwork and have done so in the past.
  3. Art can be created from mathematical, literary, and scientific concepts.

Nature Of:

  1. Creative thinking is a process and involves a variety of steps.
  2. Skilled artists communicate more successfully.
  3. The artistic mindset can be used to create solutions in other fields of study.

Content Area: Visual Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Fifth Grade
Standard: 4. Relate and Connect to Transfer

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations)

Concepts and skills students master:

1. Artists, viewers, and patrons assign intended meaning to works of art

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Use the characteristics and expressive features of art and design to interpret and defend the visual qualities of artworks from various historical periods and cultural contexts (DOK 3-4)
  2. Compare and contrast cultural context in historical time periods and diverse cultures, being mindful to respect potential taboos (DOK 2-3)
  3. Discuss how art reflects social values and beliefs (DOK 1-3)
  4. Communicate and defend observable and emotional responses to works of art from a variety of social, cultural, and historical contexts (DOK 3-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How do you know what a work of art means?
  2. What gives art meaning?
  3. Why does meaning change through time and culture?
  4. Why does art need to be explained?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Art from various genres and styles can illustrate meaning.
  2. Art and artists have used the characteristics and expressions of art from various historical periods and cultures to explain the human existence.
  3. Technology and mass media provide examples of contemporary cultural context,
  4. Technology is a tool for artists. It can dictate what and how artists communicate through a work of art.

Nature Of:

  1. Art communicates information about cultures, history, ideas, and purpose.

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations)

Concepts and skills students master:

2. Artists, viewers, and patrons respond to art from familiar and unfamiliar cultures

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Discuss differences in the art of familiar and unfamiliar cultures (DOK 1-3)
  2. Relate personal experiences honoring knowledge about culturally sensitive themes and purposes for ethnic art (DOK 1-3)
  3. Compare how artists work in different cultures and at different times in history (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Why is it beneficial to understand the art of other cultures?
  2. How can you tell if the visual arts are valued in a culture?
  3. Why is art the same and/or different in different cultures?
  4. What is the role of an artist?
  5. Why is some art not appropriate to copy or render?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Understanding of the art of different cultures can help an artist to make meaningful connections in works of art, and develop a broader aesthetic appreciation.
  2. Technology can be used to observe and compare works of art in different cultures, allowing for review and extended reflection of the work.
  3. Art subject matter can come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.

Nature Of:

  1. The art of a culture gives understanding to the human experience of that culture.
  2. Art is a defining element of a culture.