Core Curriculum Content Standards

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Visual and Performing Arts Learning Progressions

1.2 History of the Arts and Culture All students will understand the role, development, and influence of the arts throughout history and across cultures.
A. History of the Arts and Culture
NOTE: By the end of grade 2, all students progress toward BASIC LITERACY in the following content knowledge and skills in DANCE, MUSIC, THEATRE, and VISUAL ART. NOTE: By the end of grade 5, all students demonstrate BASIC LITERACY in the following content knowledge and skills in DANCE, MUSIC, THEATRE, and VISUAL ART. NOTE: By the end of grade 8, all students demonstrate COMPETENCY in the following content knowledge and skills for their required area of specialization in DANCE, MUSIC, THEATRE, or VISUAL ART. NOTE: By the end of grade 12, all students demonstrate PROFICIENCY in the following content knowledge and skills for their required area of specialization in DANCE, MUSIC, THEATRE, or VISUAL ART.
Content: Dance, music, theatre, and visual artwork from diverse cultures and historical eras have distinct characteristics and common themes that are revealed by contextual clues within the works of art.

1.2.2.A.1Identify characteristic theme-based works of dance, music, theatre, and visual art, such as artworks based on the themes of family and community, from various historical periods and world cultures.
Content: Art and culture reflect and affect each other.

1.2.5.A.1Recognize works of dance, music, theatre, and visual art as a reflection of societal values and beliefs.
Content: Technological changes have and will continue to substantially influence the development and nature of the arts.

1.2.8.A.1Map historical innovations in dance, music, theatre, and visual art that were caused by the creation of new technologies.
Content: Cultural and historical events impact art-making as well as how audiences respond to works of art.

1.2.12.A.1Determine how dance, music, theatre, and visual art have influenced world cultures throughout history.
Content: The function and purpose of art-making across cultures is a reflection of societal values and beliefs.

1.2.2.A.2Identify how artists and specific works of dance, music, theatre, and visual art reflect, and are affected by, past and present cultures.
Content: Characteristic approaches to content, form, style, and design define art genres.

1.2.5.A.2Relate common artistic elements that define distinctive art genres in dance, music, theatre, and visual art.
Content: Tracing the histories of dance, music, theatre, and visual art in world cultures provides insight into the lives of people and their values.

1.2.8.A.2Differentiate past and contemporary works of dance, music, theatre, and visual art that represent important ideas, issues, and events that are chronicled in the histories of diverse cultures.
Content: Access to the arts has a positive influence on the quality of an individual’s lifelong learning, personal expression, and contributions to community and global citizenship.

1.2.12.A.2Justify the impact of innovations in the arts (e.g., the availability of music online) on societal norms and habits of mind in various historical eras.
  Content: Sometimes the contributions of an individual artist can influence a generation of artists and signal the beginning of a new art genre.

1.2.5.A.3Determine the impact of significant contributions of individual artists in dance, music, theatre, and visual art from diverse cultures throughout history.
Content: The arts reflect cultural morays and personal aesthetics throughout the ages.

1.2.8.A.3Analyze the social, historical, and political impact of artists on culture and the impact of culture on the arts.