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Topic: Cultural context of artistic works 

Art Connections

 Standard 1.  Understands connections among the various art forms and other disciplines
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands characteristics of works in various art forms that share similar subject matter, historical periods, or cultural context
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands characteristics of works of art in various art forms that share a similar subject matter
     2.Understands characteristics of works of art in various art forms that share a similar historical context

Arts and Communication

 Standard 2.  Knows and applies appropriate criteria to arts and communication products
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 8.Critiques art works in terms of the historical and cultural context in which they were created (e.g., critiquing the musical compositions of Mozart in terms of other musical compositions of the Classic era)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     2.Critiques art works in terms of the cultural context in which they were created
     3.Critiques the musical compositions of Mozart in terms of other musical compositions of the Classic era
 Standard 5.  Knows a range of arts and communication works from various historical and cultural periods
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows the cultural and historical context of various art forms (e.g., events during the stylistic movements in theatre, including realism, romanticism, absurdism, Greek, Roman, English Renaissance, contemporary, and modern; events from major periods associated with music, including Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, Romantic, contemporary; the role of dance in the development of different cultures)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the cultural context of various art forms
     3.Knows about events during the stylistic movements in theatre
     4.Knows about events during the realism movement in theatre
     5.Knows about events during the romantic movement in theatre
     6.Knows about events during the absurdist movement in theatre
     7.Knows about events during the Greek era of theatre
     8.Knows about events during the Roman era of theatre
     9.Knows about events during the English Renaissance
     10.Knows about events during the contemporary era of theatre
     11.Knows about events during the modern era of theatre
     12.Knows about events from major periods associated with music
     13.Knows about events during the Renaissance affecting music
     14.Knows about events during the Baroque period affecting music
     15.Knows about events during the Romantic period affecting music
     16.Knows about events during the Classical period affecting music
     17.Knows about events during the contemporary period affecting music
     18.Understands the role of dance in the development of different cultures
   Benchmark 2.Understands the relationship between a given culture and its artistic forms (e.g., ways in which culture influences the content and production values of theatre, television, and film; social, cultural, ecological, economic, religious, and political conditions that influence the function, meaning, and execution of works of art; ways in which recognized artists recorded, affected, or influenced change in a historical, cultural, or religious context)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the ways in which culture influences the content of theatre
     2.Understands the ways in which culture influences the production values of theatre
     3.Understands the ways in which culture influences the content of television
     4.Understands the ways in which culture influences the content of film
     5.Understands the ways in which culture influences the production value of television
     6.Understands the ways in which culture influences the production value of film
     7.Understands the social conditions that influence the function of works of art
     8.Understands the social conditions that influence the meaning of works of art
     9.Understands the social conditions that influence the execution of works of art
     10.Understands the cultural conditions that influence the function of works of art
     11.Understands the cultural conditions that influence the meaning of works of art
     12.Understands the cultural conditions that influence the execution of works of art
     13.Understands the ecological conditions that influence the function of works of art
     14.Understands the ecological conditions that influence the meaning of works of art
     15.Understands the ecological conditions that influence the execution of works of art
     16.Understands the economic conditions that influence the function of works of art
     17.Understands the economic conditions that influence the meaning of works of art
     18.Understands the economic conditions that influence the execution of works of art
     19.Understands the religious conditions that influence the function of works of art
     20.Understands the religious conditions that influence the meaning of works of art
     21.Understands the religious conditions that influence the execution of works of art
     22.Understands the political conditions that influence the meaning of works of art
     23.Understands the political conditions that influence the function of works of art
     24.Understands the political conditions that influence the execution of works of art
     28.Understands ways in which recognized artists recorded change in a cultural context
     29.Understands ways in which recognized artists affected change in a cultural context
     30.Understands ways in which recognized artists influenced change in a cultural context