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New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
May 1996

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Visual And Performing Arts Standards And Progress Indicators
Standard 1.5:
All Students Will Identify The Various Historical, Social, And Cultural Influences And Traditions Which Have Generated Artistic Accomplishments Throughout The Ages And Which Continue To Shape Contemporary Arts.

Descriptive Statement: The history of the world is told through the arts. By being able to identify historical, social, and cultural influences related to the arts, students will have a better and more complete understanding of humankind past, present, and future and of the arts as forms of human expression.

Cumulative Progress Indicators

By the end of Grade 4, students:

1.

Communicate their responses to dance, music, theater, and visual arts with supporting statements based on aesthetics.

2.

Investigate, experience and participate in dance, music, theater, and visual arts activities representing various historical periods and world cultures.

3.

Apply knowledge of historical, social, and cultural influences to understanding a work of art.

4.

Use their senses, imagination, and memory to express ideas and feelings in dance, music, theater and visual arts.

Building upon knowledge and skills gained in the preceding grades, by the end of Grade 8, students:

5.

Identify significant artists and artistic works in dance, music, theater, and visual arts representing various historical periods, world cultures, and social and political influences.

6.

Understand and demonstrate a knowledge of how various artists and cultural resources preserve our cultural heritage and influence contemporary arts.

7.

Interpret the meaning(s) expressed in works of dance, music, theater, and visual arts.

Building upon knowledge and skills gained in the preceding grades, by the end of Grade 12, students:

8.

Demonstrate knowledge of how artists and artistic works connect with political, social, cultural, and historical events.

9.

Analyze and evaluate how various artists and cultural resources influence student work.

10.

Create works of art that communicate personal opinions, thoughts, and ideas.

 

 

 

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