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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 1.Knows skills and techniques used in the commercial arts (e.g., basic drawings, basic design, lettering, typography, layout and design, mechanics, printmaking, illustration, interior decorating, fashion design and display, photography, sign painting, portfolio, graphic design, technical drawing, screen printing, commercial photography)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Know skills used in the commercial arts
     2.Know techniques used in the commercial arts
     3.Understands how basic drawings are used in the commercial arts
     4.Understands how lettering is used in the commercial arts
     5.Understands how typography is used in the commercial arts
     6.Understands how layout and design is used in the commercial arts
     7.Understands how mechanics are used in the commercial arts
     8.Understands how printmaking is used in the commercial arts
     9.Understands how interior decorating is used in the commercial arts
     10.Understands how fashion design and display is used in the commercial arts
     11.Understands how photography is used in the commercial arts
     12.Understands how sign painting is used in the commercial arts
     13.Understands how portfolios are used in the commercial arts
     14.Understands how graphic design is used in the commercial arts
     15.Understands how technical drawing is used in the commercial arts
     16.Understands how screen printing is used in the commercial arts
     17.Understands how commercial photography is used in the commercial arts
   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
     22.Understands how the organizational principle of contrast is used in distinctive ways in various art forms
   Benchmark 3.Knows specific techniques and skills used in different art forms (e.g., dance structures and forms; script analysis, casting techniques, staging procedures, set design and construction, and theatre management in theatre; precision movement and controlled tone quality used in musical performance; the principles of design used in visual art)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows specific techniques used in different art forms
     2.Knows specific skills used in different art forms
     3.Understands dance structures
     4.Understands dance forms
     5.Understands script analysis in theatre
     6.Understands casting techniques in theatre
     7.Understands staging procedures in theatre
     8.Understands set design in theatre
     9.Understands set construction in theatre
     10.Understands theatre management
     11.Understands precision movement in musical performance
     12.Understands controlled tone quality used in musical performance
     13.Understands the principles of design used in visual art
 Standard 2.  Knows and applies appropriate criteria to arts and communication products
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows and use the terminology of evaluation to make judgements about different art forms (e.g., musical and theatrical performances, works of art)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the terminology of evaluation to make judgments about different art forms
     2.Uses the terminology of evaluation to make judgments about different art forms
     3.Knows and uses terminology of evaluation to make judgments about musical performances
     4.Knows and uses terminology of evaluation to make judgments about theatrical performances
     5.Knows and uses terminology of evaluation to make judgments about works of art
   Benchmark 4.Knows specific criteria used to make informed, critical evaluations of the quality and effectiveness of the visual and performing arts (e.g., the importance of unity or variety, consistency, and use of resources in music; specific criteria used in analyzing the quality of scripts, acting, design, and direction in theatre; the importance of tone, blend, and balance in vocal performance)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows specific criteria used to make informed, critical evaluations of the quality of the visual arts
     2.Knows specific criteria used to make informed, critical evaluations of the quality of the performing arts
     3.Knows specific criteria used to make informed, critical evaluations of the effectiveness of the visual arts
     4.Knows specific criteria used to make informed, critical evaluations of the effectiveness of the performing arts
     5.Understands the importance of unity in music
     6.Understands the importance of variety in music
     7.Understands the importance of consistency in music
     8.Understands the importance of using resources in music
     9.Understands specific criteria used to analyze the quality of scripts in theatre
     10.Understands specific criteria used to analyze the quality of acting in theatre
     11.Understands specific criteria used to analyze the quality of design in theatre
     12.Understands specific criteria used to analyze the quality of direction in theatre
     13.Understands specific criteria used to evaluate tone in vocal performance
     14.Understands specific criteria used to evaluate blend in vocal performance
     15.Understands specific criteria used to evaluate balance in vocal performance
   Benchmark 5.Knows and applies criteria to evaluate industrial arts products (e.g., design craftsmanship, function, and aesthetic qualities)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows criteria to evaluate industrial arts products
     2.Applies criteria to evaluate industrial arts products
     3.Knows and applies design criteria to evaluate industrial arts products
     4.Knows and applies craftsmanship criteria to evaluate industrial arts products
     5.Knows and applies criteria for function to evaluate industrial arts products
     6.Knows and applies criteria for aesthetic qualities to evaluate industrial arts products
   Benchmark 6.Understands the possible artistic merit of visual forms that are not classified as works of art (e.g., applying criteria used in judging artworks to evaluate common man-made and natural objects)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Applies criteria used in judging artworks to evaluate common man-made objects

Art Connections

 Standard 1.  Understands connections among the various art forms and other disciplines
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 3.Knows the similarities and differences in the meanings of common terms used in the various arts (e.g., form, line, contrast)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows similarities in the meanings of common terms used in the various arts
     2.Knows differences in the meanings of common terms used in the various arts
     3.Knows how the term "form" is used in similar and distinctive ways among the various arts
     4.Knows how the term "line" is used in similar and distinctive ways among the various arts
     5.Knows how the term "contrast" is used in similar and distinctive ways among the various arts
   Benchmark 4.Knows ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with those of the arts (e.g., pattern in the arts and in science)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows ways in which the principle of other disciplines taught in school are interrelated with the arts
     2.Knows ways in which the subject matter of other disciplines taught in school are interrelated with the arts
     3.Knows how patterns taught in science are interrelated with patterns in the arts
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 4.Knows how various concepts and principles are used in the arts and disciplines outside the arts (e.g., balance, shape, pattern)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how various concepts are used in the arts and other disciplines
     2.Knows how various principles are used in the arts and other disciplines
     3.Knows how balance is in the arts and other disciplines
     4.Knows how shape is used in the arts and other disciplines
     5.Knows how patterns are used in the arts and other disciplines
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands how 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 the various art forms
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how the elements of art are used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms
     2.Knows how materials are used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms
     3.Knows how technologies are used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms
     4.Knows how artistic processes are used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms
     5.Knows how imagination is used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms
     6.Knows how craftsmanship is used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms
     7.Knows how the organizational principles are used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms
     8.Knows how unity and variety are used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms
     9.Knows how repetition and contrast are used in similar and distinctive ways among various art forms

Visual Arts

 Standard 1.  Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes related to the visual arts
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   Benchmark 4.Knows the names of a basic of colors
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the color red
     2.Knows the color blue
     3.Knows the color green
     4.Knows the color yellow
     5.Identifies age-appropriate colors