C&I

Curriculum and Instruction

Standard 1 - Creating, Performing, and Participating in The Arts

Students will actively engage in the processes that constitute creation and performance in the arts (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts) and participate in various roles in the arts.

Alternate Assessment


Movement

Key Idea: Students will explore and perform dance forms in formal and informal contexts and will improvise, create and perform dances based on their own movement ideas.

Performance Indicators

Students will:

  • identify and demonstrate movement elements and skills (such as bend, twist, slide, skip, hop, walk in a straight line)
  • participate in movement activities
  • create and perform simple dances based on their own movement ideas
  • interpret words into a dance
  • perform individually or in a group

Music

Key Idea: Students will explore and perform music in formal and informal contexts and will improvise, create and perform music based on their own ideas.

Performance Indicators

Students will:

  • explore what musical elements are
  • create short musical pieces consisting of sounds from a variety of traditional (e.g., tambourine, recorder, piano, voice), electronic (e.g., keyboard) and nontraditional sound sources (e.g., water-filled glasses)
  • sing songs and play instruments maintaining pitch, rhythm, tone and tempo
  • sing or play simple repeated rhythm patterns with familiar songs and rounds

Theatre

Key Idea: Students will create and perform theatre pieces as well as improvisational drama. They will use the basic elements of theatre in their characterizations and improvisations. Students will engage in individual and group theatrical and theatre-related tasks.

Performance Indicators

Students will:

  • use creative drama to communicate ideas and feelings
  • imitate experiences through pantomime, play making, dramatic play, story dramatization, story telling and role playing
  • use language, voice, gesture, movement and observation to express their experiences and communicate ideas and feelings
  • use basic props, simple set pieces and costume pieces to establish place, time and character for the participants
  • use in individual and group experiences some of the roles, processes and actions for performing and creating theatre pieces and improvisational drama

Visual Arts

Key Idea: Students will make works of art that explore different kinds of subject matter, topics, themes and metaphors. Students will understand and use sensory elements, organizational principles and expressive images to communicate their own ideas in works of art. Students will use a variety of art materials, processes, mediums and techniques, and use appropriate technologies for creating and exhibiting visual arts works.

Performance Indicators

Students will:

  • explore selected works of art in order to discover that these works were made by artists and to discover how they were made (the exploration may be both visual and tactile)
  • demonstrate the basic skills in cutting, pasting, using clay and using a paint brush
  • create works of art based on their personal experiences as well as their imagination
  • explore themes derived from their own personal experiences (such as stories, pets, trips) and make art that tells something about that experience.
  • explore selected symbols that are used in art, (such as the symbol for the sun or a tree) and discuss how the shape of the symbol may be different from one work to another but yet the symbol is still able to be identified or named.
  • learn to name visual elements (such as shapes, textures and colors) through multisensory experiences
  • make works of art which incorporate selected visual elements.
  • are guided to reflect upon what their art work looks like, how they used the medium (such as paint or crayon)
  • work on a class work of art such as a mural or class book
Last Updated: April 16, 2009