New Colorado P-12 Academic Standards

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

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

3. Make judgments from visual messages

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Compare and contrast the analytical processes used to interpret works of art and images of mass media (DOK 2-3)
  2. Interpret similarities and differences in artistic decision making (DOK 1-3)
  3. Discuss and debate how society has come to value some works of art over others (DOK 3-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Why is one type of visual image or object considered to be more important than another?
  2. How is value assigned to art?
  3. How does visual imagery used in mass media correlate with art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Understanding the use of branding in marketing helps to use art to make purchase decisions.
  2. Interpreting visual messages in advertisements, news, and entertainment helps to make informed decisions.
  3. Recognizing stereotyping in visual media helps to change norms.
  4. Recognizing that current technology plays a role in understanding visual culture clears the way to new thinking in art-making.

Nature Of:

  1. The artistic process can lead to unforeseen or unpredictable outcomes.

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

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

1. Achieve artistic purpose to communicate intent

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Create innovative works of art (DOK 3-4)
  2. Demonstrate personal responsibility in the planning, implementation and evaluation of works of art (DOK 1-2)
  3. Create works of art that depict personal, social, cultural, and political viewpoints while honoring ethnically sensitive topics (DOK 3-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How does creating and performing in the arts differ from viewing the arts?
  2. Do we make art for ourselves through intrinsic reflection?
  3. Is it art if no one ever sees it?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Studying art has no demographic boundaries because of the Internet and global information age.
  2. Sharing around art, culture, and traditions from every known part of the world are so readily available to contemporary artists.
  3. Developing a deeper understanding of art and cultural traditions reinforces the idea that art from cultural traditions may be appropriate to study, but may not be appropriate to replicate.
  4. Taking virtual tours of art museums and art collections from around the world connects us to art experiences that before the influx of technology were not possible.

Nature Of:

  1. Art is created for a variety of audiences.