New Colorado P-12 Academic Standards

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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.

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

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: 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:

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.

Content Area: Visual Arts
Grade Level Expectations: First 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. Visual arts relate experiences to self, family, and friends

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Provide an initial response when exposed to an unknown work using vocabulary relevant to self, family, and friends (DOK 1-2)
  2. Describe a personal story based on a work of art using multiple modalities (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How do families celebrate, display, or engage in art?
  2. How are family portraits art?
  3. How are families depicted through art?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Personal stories of artists and their lives are captured though art.
  2. Mass media depicts families through multiple perspectives.
  3. Consumers are influenced by visual information.
  4. Visuals also are narratives that tell personal stories.

Nature Of:

  1. Artists tell stories about personal lives and families.