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Arts and Communication

 Standard 1.  Understands the principles, processes, and products associated with arts and communication media
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands how the elements, materials, technologies, artistic processes (e.g., imagination, craftsmanship) and organizational principles (e.g. unity and variety, repetition and contrast) are used in similar and distinctive ways in various art forms
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how elements are used in similar ways in various art forms
     2.Understands how materials are used in similar ways in various art forms
     3.Understands how technologies are used in similar ways in various art forms
     4.Understands how artistic processes are used in similar ways in various art forms
     5.Understands how imagination is used in similar ways in various art forms
     6.Understands how craftsmanship is used in similar ways in various art forms
     7.Understands how organizational principles are used in similar ways in various art forms
     8.Understands how the organizational principle of unity is used in similar ways in various art forms
     9.Understands how the organizational principle of variety is used in similar ways in various art forms
     10.Understands how the organizational principle of repetition is used in similar ways in various art forms
     11.Understands how the organizational principle of contrast is used in similar ways in various art forms
     12.Understands how elements are used in distinctive ways in various art forms
     13.Understands how materials are used in distinctive ways in various art forms
     14.Understands how technologies are used in distinctive ways in various art forms
     15.Understands how artistic processes are used in distinctive ways in various art forms
     16.Understands how imagination is used in distinctive ways in various art forms
     17.Understands how craftsmanship is used in distinctive ways in various art forms
     18.Understands how organizational principles are used in distinctive ways in various art forms
     19.Understands how the organizational principle of unity is used in distinctive ways in various art forms
     20.Understands how the organizational principle of variety is used in distinctive ways in various art forms
     21.Understands how the organizational principle of repetition is used in distinctive ways in various art forms

Visual Arts

 Standard 1.  Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes related to the visual arts
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 1.Knows the differences between art materials (e.g., paint, clay, wood, videotape), techniques (e.g., overlapping, shading, varying size or color), and processes (e.g., addition and subtraction in sculpture, casting and constructing in making jewelry)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows examples of art materials
     4.Knows that paint can be an art material
     5.Knows that clay can be an art material
     6.Knows that wood can be an art material
     7.Knows that a videotape can be an art material
   Benchmark 2.Knows how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses from the viewer
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how different materials cause different responses from the viewer
   Benchmark 3.Knows how different media (e.g., oil, watercolor, stone, metal), techniques, and processes are used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how different media are used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
     4.Knows how oil can be used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
     5.Knows how watercolor can be used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
     6.Knows how stone can be used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
     7.Knows how metal can be used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
   Benchmark 4.Uses art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses art materials in a safe and responsible manner
     2.Uses art tools in a safe and responsible manner
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands what makes different art media, techniques, and processes effective (or ineffective) in communicating various ideas
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands what makes different art media effective in communicating various ideas
     2.Understands what makes different art media ineffective in communicating various ideas
   Benchmark 2.Knows how the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes can be used to enhance communication of experiences and ideas
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how the qualities and characteristics of art media can be used to enhance communication of experiences and ideas
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands how the communication of ideas relates to the media, techniques, and processes one uses
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the communication of ideas relates to the media one uses