New Colorado P-12 Academic Standards

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

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

Concepts and skills students master:

1. The work of art scholars impacts how art is viewed today

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Research and debate viewpoints found in a variety of resources that focus on and discuss visual art and design (DOK 3-4)
  2. Discern the value of works of art based on historical significance, craftsmanship, cultural context, and originality using appropriate, domain-specific terminology that honors sensitive traditions (DOK 3-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What constitutes art? According to whom?
  2. Why create?
  3. How does beauty influence the quality of life?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Manipulating and analyzing various criticisms from existing and historical art scholars allows students to identify how art can elicit varying opinions.
  2. Providing knowledge and relevance of artistic and cultural history can help to bring about alternative views of previous and contemporary societies.
  3. Giving context and new thinking to works of art, scholars hold the knowledge of the past and present.

Nature Of:

  1. Informed opinions about art are debated, but not necessarily resolved.
  2. Investigating diverse cultures and their viewpoints leads to a more knowledgeable society.

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

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Concepts and skills students master:

2. Cultural traditions and events impact visual arts within a community

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Create works of art that actively reflect community cultural traditions and events (DOK 3-4)
  2. Create and display works of art created to enhance or commemorate an event (DOK 3-4)
  3. Examine art as it reflects societal values and beliefs (DOK 3-4)
  4. Recognize and discuss how works of art previously created (across time and culture) can influence the work of practicing artists today (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How is art a vital part of our surroundings and lives?
  2. How and why do people make specific, personal choices in art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Various art forms and cultural resources preserve cultural heritage and influence contemporary art.
  2. Community cultural traditions in art are used every day in society.
  3. Works of art shown in public develop pride in personal work and support leadership skills by demonstrating follow-through, tenacity, perseverance, and problem-solving.
  4. In-depth study of community cultural traditions is important and can reveal that some cultural works of art are not appropriate to replicate, restructure, or render.

Nature Of:

  1. Visual arts connect and reach people in unique and impactful ways.
  2. Respect for the art of cultures informs our diversity.

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

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

Concepts and skills students master:

2. The visual arts community messages its cultural traditions and events

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Design and create works of art using images and words that illustrate personal community or culture (DOK 3-4)
  2. Discuss how art is an integral part of community culture and events (DOK 1-3)
  3. Explain and analyze how artists and cultures have used art to communicate ideas and develop functions, structures, and designs throughout history (DOK 3-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Why is it important to understand the cultural context in which art is made?
  2. How have the roles of visual artists within community cultural traditions changed over time?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Funding, producing, writing, displaying, and marketing communicate artistic traditions and events.
  2. Interdisciplinary connections between and among the visual arts and other art forms enrich the context of works of art.

Nature Of:

  1. Art invites and endless array of possible communication opportunities.

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) - (Remove PGC Filter)

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.

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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.

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

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

Concepts and skills students master:

1. Viewers and patrons make personal meaning and infer artistic intent

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Debate social values and beliefs exhibited in works of art (DOK 1-3)
  2. Respond to art by relating self to familiar cultures (DOK 2-3)
  3. Communicate observable and emotional responses to works of art in relationship to self (DOK 3-4)
  4. Utilize community arts resources such as museums, galleries, and local arts organizations (DOK 1)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How does art provide information about a person, idea, or culture?
  2. Why would an artist want to make art about the world in which he or she lives?
  3. How is a portrait a personal narrative?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Art from various genres and styles can illustrate meaning through multiple approaches to using materials, tools, processes, and concepts.
  2. Computer technology can be employed to research personal history such as genealogy and heraldry.
  3. Meaning can be made using deeper emotional responses and creative decision-making across disciplines.
  4. Aesthetic valuing can be a component in making and understanding art and thus allows for debate about the role of art and its purpose in culture.

Nature Of:

  1. Personal interpretation is unique to the varying styles and genres of art.

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Concepts and skills students master:

2. Historical time periods and cultural settings are interpreted in works of art

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Articulate differences in cultural styles, genres, and context through historical time periods (DOK 1-3)
  2. Recognize the characteristics and expressive features of art and design through various historical periods and cultures (DOK 1-3)
  3. Respectfully discuss culturally sensitive themes that change how art is expressed (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What do cultural differences look like in visual art?
  2. How does the function of art change through time?
  3. How old is "old?"
  4. What does "new" history mean?
  5. What is the connection between culture and art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Art and design serves multiple functions such as to inform, entertain, invest, ritualize, persuade, shelter, or assist in everyday tasks.
  2. Technology informs the progress of art across time and culture and can promote information exchange, dialogue, and communication among artists, scientists, and technicians from different geo-cultural regions.

Nature Of:

  1. Art reflects the interests, accomplishments, and conflicts of culture and society over time.

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

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

Concepts and skills students master:

1. Works of art connect individual ideas to make meaning

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Identify societal ideas found in art such as attire worn in different periods, and purpose of everyday objects and activities (DOK 1-2)
  2. Articulate the connection between personal emotional responses and ideas that are communicated in works of art (DOK 1-3)
  3. Develop a list of community cultural arts resources (DOK 1)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How does an audience know the ideas an artist wants to communicate?
  2. Why do different people find different meaning in works of art?
  3. Why are arts resources important to a community?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Art provides opportunities to explore various genres and styles.
  2. Mass media and computer technology impact contemporary culture by communicating about community specific trends.
  3. Visual arts use emotional responses and personal decision-making to make meaning.

Nature Of:

  1. Personal interpretation is unique to the varying styles and genres of art.

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

Concepts and skills students master:

2. Historical and cultural ideas are evident in 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 discuss historical ideas (DOK 1-3)
  2. Relate personal experiences to familiar historical and cultural events (DOK 1-3)
  3. Recognize and respect differences in familiar cultural styles, genres, and contexts (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What can art teach us about the past?
  2. What does it mean to say, "History repeats itself?"
  3. How can cultures and communities be identified through their art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Art provides opportunities for exploring various historical contexts.
  2. Artistic intent is defined clearly when personal experience connects with art-making, which establishes awareness of patterns found in artwork from similar and divergent historical periods.
  3. Computer technology provides more opportunities to learn about historical periods and contemporary culture styles.

Nature Of:

  1. History is written and inspired by art.