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Topic: Visual media genres 

Arts and Communication

 Standard 1.  Understands the principles, processes, and products associated with arts and communication media
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 6.Knows skills used in electronic communications (e.g., producing audio recordings and broadcasts, producing video recordings and motion pictures)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows skills used in producing audio recordings
     2.Knows skills used in producing audio broadcasts
     3.Knows skills used in producing video recordings

Language Arts

 Standard 9.  Uses viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 3.Knows that film and television have features that identify different genres (e.g., style of dress, setting in a western or a drama)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how style of dress in film and television helps identify genre
     2.Knows how the setting in a western helps identify its genre
     3.Knows how the setting in a drama helps identify its genre
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Knows typical genre of different visual media (e.g., in television: sitcoms, talk shows, news broadcasts, interviews, children’s programs; in film: westerns, musicals, horror, gangster)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the gangster genre in films
     2.Knows television genres
     3.Knows the television sitcom genre
     4.Knows the television talk show genre
     5.Knows the television new broadcast genre
     6.Knows the television interview genre
     7.Knows genre in children’s programs television
     8.Knows the western genre in films
     9.Knows the horror genre in films
     10.Knows the musical genre in films
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the conventions of visual media genres (e.g., a talk show contains an opening monologue, humorous discussion between host and "sidekick", guest interview, interaction with the audience, and special performances; news programs present the events of the day as stories with setting, character, conflict, and resolution)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands news programs present events of the days as stories with resolution
     2.Understands talk shows contain opening monologue
     3.Understands talk shows contain humorous discussion between host and sidekick
     4.Understands talk shows contain guest interview
     5.Understands talk shows contain interaction with audience
     6.Understands talk shows contain special performances
     7.Understands news programs present events of the days as stories with setting
     8.Understands news programs present events of the days as stories with characters
     9.Understands news programs present events of the days as stories with conflict
   Benchmark 4.Understands that the rules and expectations about genres can be manipulated for particular effects or purposes (e.g., combining or altering conventions of different genres, such as presenting news as entertainment; blurring of genres, such as drama-documentaries)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands rules about genres can be manipulated for effects
     2.Understands rules about genres can be manipulated for purposes
     3.Understands expectations about genres can be manipulated for effects
     4.Understands expectations about genres can be manipulated for purposes
     5.Understands combining conventions of genres
     6.Understands altering conventions of genres
     7.Understands presenting news as entertainment
     8.Understands blurring of genres
     9.Understands drama documentaries