Standard 3 - Responding To and Analyzing Works of Art
Students will respond critically to a variety of works in the arts, connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects of human endeavor and thought.
Key Idea: Students will express their understanding of dances they see, do and learn about. Students will acquire the basic vocabulary to talk about a variety of dance forms.
- explore words and symbols (kinetic, visual, tactile, aural and olfactory) that describe movement
- express to others their understanding of specific dance performances
Key Idea: Students will demonstrate the capacity to listen to and comment on music.
- through listening, tell what they liked or disliked about specific musical works and performances
- learn about the basic elements of music such as melody, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, timbre, form, style, etc.
- learn about the basic means by which the voice and instruments can alter pitch, loudness, duration and timbre
Key Idea: Students will reflect on and discuss plays and theatrical performances, both live and recorded.
- discuss their understanding, interpretation, and evaluation of a theatrical performance
Key Idea: Students will reflect on works of art. Students will learn about the visual characteristics of the natural and man-made environment and the social, cultural, psychological and environmental dimensions of the visual arts. Students will learn about the ways in which a variety of ideas, themes and concepts are expressed through the visual arts.
- learn about the features of selected works of art, such as the subject matter and the overall feeling of the work
- identify a work of art as distinguished from other kinds of objects and discuss where works of art can be found such as in the home, in school or in a museum
- learn about art elements (such as shape, texture, color) that are found in works of art and what they might express in a work of art
- explore a theme that is part of the students' experience that is found in a work of art. Express that theme in another form such as movement or music or in composing a class story