Education Standards

This page includes the National Visual Arts Standards, 21st Century Standards and Pennsylvania Visual Arts Standards that are met in various resources on this site. Please use the navigation bar to the right to jump between types of standards. Click on the arrows below each standard to see the group of lessons.

National Visual Arts Standards

The standards outline what every K-12 student should know and be able to do in the arts. The standards were developed by the Consortium of National Arts Education Associations, through a grant administered by The National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

NA-VA. 5-8.1 A

Select media, techniques, and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices.

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NA-VA. 5-8.1 B

Intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas.

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NA-VA. 5-8.2 A

Generalize about the effects of visual structures and functions and reflect upon these effects in their own work.

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NA-VA. 5-8.2 B

Employ organizational structures and analyze what makes them effective or not effective in the communication of ideas.

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NA-VA. 5-8.2 C

Select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of their ideas.

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NA-VA. 5-8.3 A

Integrate visual, spatial, and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks.

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NA-VA. 5-8.3 B

use subjects, themes, and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values, and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artworks.

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NA-VA. 5-8.4 A

Know and compoare the characteristics of artwork in various eras and cultures.

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NA-VA. 5-8.4 B

Describe and place a variety of art objects in historical and cultural contexts.

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NA-VA. 5-8.4 C

Analyze, describe, and demonstrate how factors of time and place influence individual characteristics that give meaning and value to a work of art.

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NA-VA. 5-8.5

Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and work of others.

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NA-VA. 5-8.5 A

Compare multiple purposes for creating works of art.

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NA-VA. 5-8.5 B

Analyze contemporary and historical meanings in specific artworks through cultural and aesthetic inquiry.

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NA-VA. 5-8.5 C

Describe and compare a variety of individual responses to their own arts and the artwork from various eras and cultures.

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NA-VA. 5-8.6 A

Compare the characteristics of works in two or more art forms that share similar subject matter, historical periods, or cultural context.

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NA-VA. 5-8.6 B

Describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with the visual arts.

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NA-VA. 9-12.1 A

Apply media, techniques, and processes with sufficient skill, confidence, and sensitivity that their intentions are carried out in their artworks.

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NA-VA. 9-12.1 B

Conceive and create works of visual art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of their ideas relates to the media, techniques, and processes they use.

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NA-VA. 9-12.2 A

Demonstrate the ability to form and defend judgments about the characteristics and structures to accomplish commercial, personal, communal, or other purposes of art.

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NA-VA. 9-12.2 B

Evaluate the effectiveness of artworks in terms of organizational structures and functions.

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NA-VA. 9-12.2 C

Create artworks that use organizational principles and functions to solve specific visual arts problems.

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NA-VA. 9-12.3 A

Reflect on how artworks differ visually, spatially, temporally, and functionally, and describe how these are related to history and culture.

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NA-VA. 9-12.3 B

Apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in their artworks and use the skills gained to solve problems in daily life.

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NA-VA. 9-12.4 A

Differentiate among a variety of historical and cultural contexts in terms of characteristics and purposes of works of art.

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NA-VA. 9-12.4 B

Describe the function and explore the meaning of specific art objects within varied cultures, times, and places.

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NA-VA. 9-12.4 C

Analyze relationships of works of art to one another in terms of history, aesthetics, and culture, justifying conclusions made in the analysis and using such conclusions to inform their own art.

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NA-VA. 9-12.5 A

Identify intentions of those creating artworks, explore the implications of various purposes, and justify their analyses of purposes in particular works.

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NA-VA. 9-12.5 B

Describe meanings of artworks by analyzing how specific works are created and how they relate to historical and cultural contexts.

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NA-VA. 9-12.5 C

Reflect analytically on various interpretations as a means for understanding and evaluating works of visual art.

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NA-VA. 9-12.6 A

Compare the materials, technologies, media, and processes of the visual arts wtih those of other arts disciplines as they are used in creation and types of analyses.

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NA-VA. 9-12.6 B

Compare characteristics of visual arts within a particular historical period or style with ideas, issues, or themes in the humanities or sciences.

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NA-VA. K-4.1 A

Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes.

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NA-VA. K-4.1 B

Describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses.

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NA-VA. K-4.1 C

Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.

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NA-VA. K-4.1 D

Use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner.

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NA-VA. K-4.2 A

Know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas.

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NA-VA. K-4.2 B

Describe how different expressive features and organizational principles cause different responses.

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NA-VA. K-4.2 C

Use vital structures and functions of art to communicate ideas.

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NA-VA. K-4.3 A

Explore and understand prospective content for works of art.

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NA-VA. K-4.3 B

Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.

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NA-VA. K-4.4 A

Know that the visual arts have both a history and specific relationship to other cultures.

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NA-VA. K-4.4 B

Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times, and places.

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NA-VA. K-4.4 C

Demonstrate how history, culture, and the visual arts can influence each other in making and studying works of art.

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NA-VA. K-4.5 A

Understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.

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NA-VA. K-4.5 B

Describe how people's experiences influence the development of specific artworks.

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NA-VA. K-4.5 C

Understand there are different responses to specific artworks.

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NA-VA. K-4.6 A

Understand and use similarities and differences between characteristics of the visual arts and other art disciplines.

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NA-VA. K-4.6 B

Indentify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum.

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21st Century Skills Standards

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. As the United States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the 3Rs and 4Cs (Critical thinking and problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity and innovation). While leading districts and schools are already doing this, P21 advocates for local, state and federal policies that support this approach for every school.

Collaboration

Work together effectively to share and accept responsibility, compromise respectfully to reconcile diverse ideas and accomplish goals.

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Communication

Cojmmunicate in a variety of artistic media to convey their own ideas and interpret the ideas of others.

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Creativity

Generate, evaluate and select creative ideas to turn into personally meaningful products.

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Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Use various types of reasoning to think and reflect critically and solve problems in both conventional and innovative ways.

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Flexibility and Adaptability

Be flexible and adapt to change in a variety of artistic contexts.

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Information Literacy

Access and evaluate information for a variety of sources accurately and creatively with an understanding of ethical and legal issues.

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Information, Communication and Technology Literacy

Use technology effectively to research, access, create and communicate creative ideas and information with an understanding of ethical and legal issues.

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Initiative and Self Direction

Be motivated, self-directed and reflective learners, how to manage their goals and time to continuously improve as artists.

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Innovation

Investigate new processes, implement creative ideas, and revisit traditional ideas to create new and reinterpret existing works of art.

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Leadership and Responsibility

Inspire others, optimizing the skills of team members through their interpersonal awareness, integrity and ethical leadership to solve problems and benefit the larger community.

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Media Literacy

Analyze and use media to understand how and why messages are created and interpreted and how media influences culture, beliefs and behaviors.

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Productivity and Accountability

Set goals, accept responsibility and refine their work to meet high standards of excellence and accountability.

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Social and Cross Cultural Skills

Work respectfully and effectively with socially and culturally diverse teams or content to increase innovation and quality of their work.

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Pennsylvania Visual Arts Standards

The unifying themes of production, history, criticism and aesthetics are common within Pennsylvania's Proposed Academic Standards for the Arts and Humanities. In the arts and humanities the human need to create can be expressed kinesthetically, aurally, spatially or though interdisciplinary interpretation. The rich experiences and learning provided to students in Pennsylvania by quality teachers in the arts and humanities have given us nationally known artists.

9.1.12.A

"Know and use the elements and principles of each art form to create works in the arts and humanities. "

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9.1.12.B

"Recognize, know, use and demonstrate a variety of appropriate arts elements and principles to produce, review and revise original works in the arts. "

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9.1.12.C

Integrate and apply advanced vocabulary to the arts forms.

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9.1.12.D

Demonstrate specific styles in combination through the production or performance of a unique work of art (e.g., a dance composition that combines jazz dance and African dance).

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9.1.12.E

Delineate a unifying theme through the production of a work of art that reflects skills in media processes and techniques.

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9.1.12.F

Analyze works of arts influenced by experiences or historical and cultural events through production, performance or exhibition.

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9.1.12.G

Analyze the effect of rehearsal and practice sessions.

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9.1.12.H

"Incorporate the effective and safe use of materials, equipment and tools into the production of works in the arts at work and performance spaces. "

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9.1.12.I

Distinguish among a variety of regional arts events and resources and analyze methods of selection and admission.

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9.1.12.J

"Analyze and evaluate the use of traditional and contemporary technologies for producing, performing and exhibiting works in the arts or the works of others. "

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9.1.12.K

Analyze and evaluate the use of traditional and contemporary technologies in furthering knowledge and understanding in the humanities.

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9.1.3.A

Know and use the elements and principles of each art form to create works in the arts and humanities.

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9.1.3.B

Recognize, know, use and demonstrate a variety of appropriate arts elements and principles to produce, review and revise original works in the arts.

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9.1.3.C

Recognize and use fundamental vocabulary within each of the arts forms.

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9.1.3.D

Use knowledge of varied styles within each art form through a performance or exhibition of unique work.

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9.1.3.E

Demonstrate the ability to define objects, express emotions, illustrate an action or relate an experience through creation of works in the arts.

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9.1.3.F

Identify works of others through a performance or exhibition (e.g., exhibition of student paintings based on the study of Picasso).

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9.1.3.G

Recognize the function of rehearsals and practice sessions.

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9.1.3.H

"Handle materials, equipment and tools safely at work and performance spaces."

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9.1.3.I

Identify arts events that take place in schools and in communities.

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9.1.3.J

Know and use traditional and contemporary technologies for producing, performing and exhibiting works in the arts or the works of others.

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9.1.3.K

Know and use traditional and contemporary technologies for furthering knowledge and understanding in the humanities.

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9.1.5.A

Know and use the elements and principles of each art form to create works in the arts and humanities.

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9.1.5.B

Recognize, know, use and demonstrate a variety of appropriate arts elements and principles to produce, review and revise original works in the arts.

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9.1.5.C

Know and use fundamental vocabulary within each of the arts forms.

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9.1.5.D

Describe and use knowledge of a specific style within each art form through a performance or exhibition of a unique work.

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9.1.5.E

Know and demonstrate how arts can communicate experiences, stories or emotions through the production of works in the arts.

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9.1.5.F

Describe works of others through performance or exhibition in two art forms.

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9.1.5.G

Identify the function and benefits of rehearsal and practice sessions.

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9.1.5.H

"Use and maintain materials, equipment and tools safely at work and performance spaces. "

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9.1.5.I

Describe arts events that take place in schools and in communities.

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9.1.5.J

Apply traditional and contemporary technologies for producing, performing and exhibiting works in the arts or the works of others.

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9.1.5.K

Apply traditional and contemporary technology in furthering knowledge and understanding in the humanities.

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9.1.8.A

"Know and use the elements and principles of each art form to create works in the arts and humanities. "

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9.1.8.B

Recognize, know, use and demonstrate a variety of appropriate arts elements and principles to produce, review and revise original works in the arts.

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9.1.8.C

Identify and use comprehensive vocabulary within each of the arts forms.

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9.1.8.D

Demonstrate knowledge of at least two styles within each art form through performance or exhibition of unique works.

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9.1.8.E

Communicate a unifying theme or point of view through the production of works in the arts.

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9.1.8.F

Explain works of others within each art form through performance or exhibition.

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9.1.8.G

Explain the function and benefits of rehearsal and practice sessions.

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9.1.8.H

"Demonstrate and maintain materials, equipment and tools safely at work and performance spaces. "

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9.1.8.I

Know where arts events, performances and exhibitions occur and how to gain admission.

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9.1.8.J

"Incorporate specific uses of traditional and contemporary technologies within the design for producing, performing and exhibiting works in the arts or the works of others. "

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9.1.8.K

Incorporate specific uses of traditional and contemporary technologies in furthering knowledge and understanding in the humanities.

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9.2.12.A

Explain the historical, cultural and social context of an individual work in the arts.

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9.2.12.B

Relate works in the arts chronologically to historical events (e.g., 10,000 B.C. to present).

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9.2.12.C

Relate works in the arts to varying styles and genre and to the periods in which they were created (e.g., Bronze Age, Ming Dynasty, Renaissance, Classical, Modern, Post-Modern, Contemporary, Futuristic, others).

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9.2.12.D

Analyze a work of art from its historical and cultural perspective.

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9.2.12.E

Analyze how historical events and culture impact forms, techniques and purposes of works in the arts (e.g., Gilbert and Sullivan operettas)

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9.2.12.F

Know and apply appropriate vocabulary used between social studies and the arts and humanities.

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9.2.12.G

Relate works in the arts to geographic regions:

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9.2.12.H

Identify, describe and analyze the work of Pennsylvania Artists in dance, music, theatre and visual arts.

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9.2.12.I

Identify, explain and analyze philosophical beliefs as they relate to works in the arts (e.g., classical architecture, rock music, Native American dance, contemporary American musical theatre).

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9.2.12.J

Identify, explain and analyze historical and cultural differences as they relate to works in the arts (e.g., PLAYS BY Shakespeare, works by Michelangelo, ethnic dance and music).

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9.2.12.K

Identify, explain and analyze traditions as they relate to works in the arts (e.g., story telling – plays, oral histories- poetry, work songs- blue grass).

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9.2.12.L

"Identify, explain and analyze common themes, forms and techniques from works in the arts (e.g., Copland and Graham’s Appalachian Spring and Millet’s The Gleaners). "

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9.2.3.A

Explain the historical, cultural and social context of an individual work in the arts.

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9.2.3.B

Relate works in the arts chronologically to historical events (e.g., 10,000 B.C. to present).

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9.2.3.C

Relate works in the arts to varying styles and genre and to the periods in which they were created (e.g., Bronze Age, Ming Dynasty, Renaissance, Classical, Modern, Post-Modern, Contemporary, Futuristic, others).

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9.2.3.D

Analyze a work of art from its historical and cultural perspective.

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9.2.3.E

Analyze how historical events and culture impact forms, techniques and purposes of works in the arts (e.g., Gilbert and Sullivan operettas)

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9.2.3.F

Know and apply appropriate vocabulary used between social studies and the arts and humanities.

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9.2.3.G

Relate works in the arts to geographic regions:

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9.2.3.H

Identify, describe and analyze the work of Pennsylvania Artists in dance, music, theatre and visual arts.

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9.2.3.I

Identify, explain and analyze philosophical beliefs as they relate to works in the arts (e.g., classical architecture, rock music, Native American dance, contemporary American musical theatre).

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9.2.3.J

Identify, explain and analyze historical and cultural differences as they relate to works in the arts (e.g., PLAYS BY Shakespeare, works by Michelangelo, ethnic dance and music).

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9.2.3.K

Identify, explain and analyze traditions as they relate to works in the arts (e.g., story telling – plays, oral histories- poetry, work songs- blue grass).

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9.2.3.L

"Identify, explain and analyze common themes, forms and techniques from works in the arts (e.g., Copland and Graham’s Appalachian Spring and Millet’s The Gleaners). "

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9.2.5.A

Explain the historical, cultural and social context of an individual work in the arts.

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9.2.5.B

Relate works in the arts chronologically to historical events (e.g., 10,000 B.C. to present).

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9.2.5.C

Relate works in the arts to varying styles and genre and to the periods in which they were created (e.g., Bronze Age, Ming Dynasty, Renaissance, Classical, Modern, Post-Modern, Contemporary, Futuristic, others).

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9.2.5.D

Analyze a work of art from its historical and cultural perspective.

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9.2.5.E

Analyze how historical events and culture impact forms, techniques and purposes of works in the arts (e.g., Gilbert and Sullivan operettas)

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9.2.5.F

Know and apply appropriate vocabulary used between social studies and the arts and humanities.

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9.2.5.G

Relate works in the arts to geographic regions:

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9.2.5.H

Identify, describe and analyze the work of Pennsylvania Artists in dance, music, theatre and visual arts.

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9.2.5.I

Identify, explain and analyze philosophical beliefs as they relate to works in the arts (e.g., classical architecture, rock music, Native American dance, contemporary American musical theatre).

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9.2.5.J

Identify, explain and analyze historical and cultural differences as they relate to works in the arts (e.g., PLAYS BY Shakespeare, works by Michelangelo, ethnic dance and music).

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9.2.5.K

Identify, explain and analyze traditions as they relate to works in the arts (e.g., story telling – plays, oral histories- poetry, work songs- blue grass).

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9.2.5.L

Identify, explain and analyze common themes, forms and techniques from works in the arts (e.g., Copland and Graham’s Appalachian Spring and Millet’s The Gleaners).

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9.2.8.A

Explain the historical, cultural and social context of an individual work in the arts.

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9.2.8.B

Relate works in the arts chronologically to historical events (e.g., 10,000 B.C. to present).

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9.2.8.C

Relate works in the arts to varying styles and genre and to the periods in which they were created (e.g., Bronze Age, Ming Dynasty, Renaissance, Classical, Modern, Post-Modern, Contemporary, Futuristic, others).

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9.2.8.D

Analyze a work of art from its historical and cultural perspective.

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9.2.8.E

Analyze how historical events and culture impact forms, techniques and purposes of works in the arts (e.g., Gilbert and Sullivan operettas)

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9.2.8.F

Know and apply appropriate vocabulary used between social studies and the arts and humanities.

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9.2.8.G

Relate works in the arts to geographic regions:

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9.2.8.H

Identify, describe and analyze the work of Pennsylvania Artists in dance, music, theatre and visual arts.

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9.2.8.I

Identify, explain and analyze philosophical beliefs as they relate to works in the arts (e.g., classical architecture, rock music, Native American dance, contemporary American musical theatre).

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9.2.8.J

Identify, explain and analyze historical and cultural differences as they relate to works in the arts (e.g., PLAYS BY Shakespeare, works by Michelangelo, ethnic dance and music).

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9.2.8.K

Identify, explain and analyze traditions as they relate to works in the arts (e.g., story telling – plays, oral histories- poetry, work songs- blue grass).

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9.2.8.L

"Identify, explain and analyze common themes, forms and techniques from works in the arts (e.g., Copland and Graham’s Appalachian Spring and Millet’s The Gleaners). "

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9.3.12.A

Explain and apply the critical examination processes of works in the arts and humanities.

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9.3.12.B

Determine and apply criteria to a person’s work and works of others in the arts (e.g., use visual scanning techniques to critique the student’s own use of sculptural space in comparison to Julio Gonzales’ use of space in Woman Combing Her Hair).

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9.3.12.C

Apply systems of classification for interpreting works in the arts and forming a critical response.

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9.3.12.D

Analyze and interpret works in the arts and humanities from different societies using culturally specific vocabulary of critical response.

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9.3.12.E

Examine and evaluate various types of critical analysis of works in the arts and humanities.

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9.3.12.F

Analyze the processes of criticism used to compare the meanings of a work in the arts in both its own and present time.

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9.3.12.G

Analyze works in the arts by referencing the judgments advanced by arts critics as well as one’s own analysis and critique.

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9.3.3.A

Recognize critical processes used in the examination of works in the arts and humanities.

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9.3.3.B

"Know that works in the arts can be described by using the arts elements, principles and concepts (e.g., use of color, shape and pattern in Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie-Woogie; use of dynamics, tempo, texture in Ravel’s Bolero). "

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9.3.3.C

Know classification skills with materials and processes used to create works in the arts (e.g., sorting and matching textiles, musical chants, television comedies).

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9.3.3.D

Explain meanings in the arts and humanities through individual works and the works of others using a fundamental vocabulary of critical response.

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9.3.3.E

"Recognize and identify types of critical analysis in the arts and humanities. "

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9.3.3.F

Know how to recognize and identify similar and different characteristics among works in the arts (e.g., Amish and Hawaiian quilts, Navaho weavings and Kente cloth from West Africa).

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9.3.3.G

Know and demonstrate what a critic's position or opinion is related to works in the arts and humanities (e.g., I like patriotic songs because…; The movie was enjoyed for its exceptional special effects).

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9.3.5.A

Identify critical processes in the examination of works in the arts and humanities

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9.3.5.B

Describe works in the arts comparing similar and contrasting characteristics (e.g., staccato in Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King and in tap dance).

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9.3.5.C

Classify works in the arts by forms in which they are found (e.g., farce, architecture, graphic design).

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9.3.5.D

Compare similar and contrasting important aspects of works in the arts and humanities based on a set of guidelines using a comprehensive vocabulary of critical response.

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9.3.5.E

Describe and use types of critical analysis in the arts and humanities.

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9.3.5.F

Know how to recognize the process of criticism in identifying and analyzing characteristics among works in the arts.

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9.3.5.G

Describe a critic's position or opinion about selected works in the arts and humanities (e.g., student’s presentation of a critical position on Walt Disney’s Evolution of Mickey and Minnie Mouse)

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9.3.8.A

Know and use the critical process of the examination of works in the arts and humanities.

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9.3.8.B

Analyze and interpret specific characteristics of works in the arts within each art form (e.g., pentatonic scales in Korean and Indonesian music).

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9.3.8.C

Identify and classify styles, forms, types and genre within art forms (e.g., modern dance and the ethnic dance, a ballad and a patriotic song).

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9.3.8.D

Evaluate works in the arts and humanities using a complex vocabulary of critical response.

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9.3.8.E

Interpret and use various types of critical analysis in the arts and humanities.

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9.3.8.F

Apply the process of criticism to identify characteristics among works in the arts.

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9.3.8.G

Compare and contrast critical positions or opinions about selected works in the arts and humanities (e.g., critic’s review and comparison of Alvin Ailey’s Revelations to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake).

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9.4.12.A

Evaluate an individual’s philosophical statement on a work in the arts and its relationship to one’s own life based on knowledge and experience.

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9.4.12.B

Describe and analyze the effects that works in the arts have on groups, individuals and the culture (e.g., Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast, War of the Worlds).

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9.4.12.C

Compare and contrast the attributes of various audiences’ environments as they influence individual aesthetic response (e.g., viewing traditional Irish dance at county fair versus the performance of River Dance in a concert hall).

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9.4.3.A

Know how to respond to a philosophical statement about works in the arts and humanities (e.g., “Can artworks that depict or are about ugly or unpleasant things ever be beautiful?”).

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9.4.3.B

Know how to communicate an informed individual opinion about the meaning of works in the arts (e.g., works of an artist of the month).

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9.4.3.C

Recognize that the environment of the observer influences individual aesthetic responses to works in the arts (e.g., the effect of live music as opposed to listening to the same piece on a car radio).

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9.4.3.D

Recognize that choices made by artists regarding subject matter and themes communicate ideas through works in the arts and humanities (e.g., artist’s interpretation through the use of classical ballet of the American West in Agnes De Mille’s Rodeo).

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9.4.5.A

Identify uses of expressive symbols that show philosophical meanings in works in the arts and humanities (e.g., American TV ads versus Asian TV ads).

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9.4.5.B

Investigate and communicate multiple philosophical views about works in the arts.

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9.4.5.C

Identify the attributes of various audiences’ environments as they influence individual aesthetic response (e.g., Beatles’ music played by the Boston Pops versus video taped concerts from the 1970s).

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9.4.8.A

Compare and contrast examples of group and individual philosophical meanings of works in the arts and humanities (e.g., group discussions on musical theatre versus the individual’s concept of musical theatre).

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9.4.8.B

Compare and contrast informed individual opinions about the meaning of works in the arts to others (e.g., debate philosophical opinions within a listserve or at an artist’s website).

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9.4.8.C

Describe how the attributes of the audience’s environment influence aesthetic responses (e.g., the ambiance of the theatre in a performance of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Cats).

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9.4.8.D

Describe to what purpose philosophical ideas generated by artists can be conveyed through works in the arts and humanities (e.g., T. Ganson’s Destructive Periods in Russia During Stalin’s and Deniken’s Leadership conveys her memories and emotions of a specific incident).

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