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Topic: Historical 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
     3.Understands characteristics of works of art in various art forms that share a similar cultural context
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Knows how characteristics of the arts vary within a particular historical period or style and how these characteristics relate to ideas, issues, or themes in other disciplines
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how characteristics of the arts vary within a particular historical period
     2.Knows how characteristics of the arts vary within a particular style
     3.Knows how the varying characteristics of the arts relate to ideas in other disciplines
     4.Knows how the varying characteristics of the arts relate to issues of other disciplines

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
     1.Critiques art works in terms of the historical 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
     2.Knows the historical 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