New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
May 1996

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Visual And Performing Arts Standards And Progress Indicators
Standard 1.6:
All Students Will Develop Design Skills For Planning The Form And Function Of Space, Structures, Objects, Sound, And Events

Descriptive Statement: The development of knowledge and skills in design produces the power to create or to enhance the economy and the quality of life. All inventions, everything made by human hands, require design skills: fabric and clothing, landscapes and interiors, residential and corporate architecture, product and package design, video and print graphics. Neighborhood and city planning can be aesthetically improved with skills in the design of space and form. Staging is essential to the planning of successful events, whether personal, business or community. Elements of design affect nearly all aspects of daily living.

Cumulative Progress Indicators

By the end of Grade 4, students:

1.

Identify and state needs and opportunities for design in the contexts of home, school, recreation, and play.

2.

Plan and execute solutions to design problems.

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

3.

Identify and solve design problems in space, structures, objects, sound, and/or events for home and workplace.

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

4.

Identify, plan, and provide solutions to design problems of space, structures, objects, sound, and/or events in a public or private environment.

 

 

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