The Arts

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 Level - Movement

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1. 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.

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Alternate Level - Music

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

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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 Level - Theatre

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1. 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.

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Alternate Level - Visual Arts

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1. 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.

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Standard 2--Knowing and Using Arts

Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles.

Alternate Level - Movement

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2. Students, with assistance from staff, will access dance and dance-related material from libraries, resource centers, museums, studios and performance spaces. Students will be informed of various careers in dance and recreational opportunities to dance. Students will attend dance events and participate as appropriate within each setting.

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Alternate Level - Music

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1. Students will use traditional instruments, electronic instruments and a variety of nontraditional sound sources to create and perform music. They will use various resources to expand their knowledge of listening experiences, performance opportunities and/or information about music. Students will identify opportunities to contribute to their communities' music institutions, including those embedded in other institutions (church choirs, industrial music ensembles, etc.). Students will know the vocations and avocations available to them in music.

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Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles.

Alternate Level - Theatre

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2. Students will learn about the basic tools, media and techniques involved in theatrical production. Students will learn about school, community and professional resources for theatre experiences. Students will learn about the job opportunities available in all aspects of theatre.

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Alternate Level - Visual Arts

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2. Students will know and use a variety of visual arts materials, techniques and processes. Students will know about resources and opportunities for participation in visual arts in the community (exhibitions, libraries, museums, galleries) and use appropriate materials (art reproductions, slides, print materials, electronic media). Students will be aware of vocational options available in the visual arts.

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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.

Alternate Level - Movement

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3. 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.

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Alternate Level - Music

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3. Students will demonstrate the capacity to listen to and comment on music.

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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.

Alternate Level - Theatre

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3. Students will reflect on and discuss plays and theatrical performances, both live and recorded.

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Alternate Level - Visual Arts

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3. 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.

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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.

Alternate Level - Movement

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4. 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.

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Alternate Level - Music

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4. 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.

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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.

Alternate Level - Theatre

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4. 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.

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Alternate Level - Visual Arts

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4. 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.

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