Standard 4 - Understanding The Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of The Arts
Students will develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication and how the arts in turn shape the diverse cultures of past and present society.
Key Idea: Students will explore dances from many cultures and times. Students will recognize that dance is performed in many different cultural settings and serves many functions in diverse societies.
- explore basic dance movements that are typical of the major world cultures
- explore the settings and circumstances in which dance is found in their lives and those of others, both past and present
Key Idea: Students will develop a beginning performing and listening repertoire of music of various genres, styles and cultures that represent the peoples of the world and their manifestations in the United States. Students will learn about the cultural features of a variety of musical compositions and performances and the functions of music within the culture.
- listen to and perform a basic repertoire of folk songs/dances and composed songs from the basic cultures that represent the peoples of the world
- listen to composers of well-known examples of classical concert music, folk and blues/jazz selections
Key Idea: Students will learn about past and present cultures as expressed through theatre. They will learn how theatre reflects the beliefs, issues and events of societies past and present.
- dramatize stories and folk tales from various cultures
- engage in drama/theatre activities including music, dance, and games which reflect other cultures and ethnic groups
Key Idea: Students will explore art and artifacts from various historical periods and world cultures to discover the roles that art plays in the lives of people of a given time and place and to understand how the time and place influence the visual characteristics of the art work. Students will explore art to understand the social, cultural and environmental dimensions of human society.
- look at and discuss a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art works from different times and different cultures and learn that art tells us something about those people
- look at art and artifacts from different cultures of the United States and discuss what they look like
- make a work of art based on an image or a design that they see in a work of art from another period or another culture