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Topic: Sensory characteristics and emotive response 

Visual Arts

 Standard 2.  Knows how to use structures (e.g., sensory qualities, organizational principles, expressive features) and functions of art
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 1.Knows the differences among visual characteristics (e.g., color, texture) and purposes of art (e.g., to convey ideas)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows visual characteristics of art
     2.Knows that color is a visual characteristic of art
     3.Knows that texture is a visual characteristic of art
     4.Knows that art has a purpose
     5.Knows that one purpose of art is to convey ideas
   Benchmark 2.Understands how different compositional, expressive features (e.g., evoking joy, sadness, anger), and organizational principles (e.g., repetition, balance, emphasis, contrast, unity) cause different responses
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how different expressive features of art cause different responses
     2.Understands how different features of art can evoke joy
     3.Understands how different features of art can evoke sadness
     4.Understands how different features of art can evoke anger
     5.Understands how different organizational principles cause different responses
     6.Understands how the principle of repetition can cause a different response
     7.Understands how the principle of balance can cause a different response
     8.Understands how the principle of emphasis can cause a different response
     9.Understands how the principle of contrast can cause a different response
     10.Understands how the principle of unity can cause a different response
   Benchmark 3.Uses visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses visual structures of art to communicate ideas
     2.Uses functions of art to communicate ideas
 Standard 5.  Understands the characteristics and merits of one's own artwork and the artwork of others
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 3.Understands that specific artworks can elicit different responses
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the people can respond differently to the same work of art
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands how one’s own artworks, as well as artworks from various eras and cultures, may elicit a variety of responses
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how one’s own artwork may elicit a variety of responses
     2.Understands how artwork from various eras may elicit a variety of responses

Art Connections

 Standard 1.  Understands connections among the various art forms and other disciplines
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 1.Knows how visual, aural, oral, and kinetic elements are used in the various art forms
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how visual elements are used in the various art forms
     2.Knows how aural elements are used in the various art forms
     3.Knows how oral elements are used in the various art forms
     4.Knows how kinetic elements are used in the various art forms
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 5.Knows the aesthetic impact of arts performances seen live versus those recorded on audio or video
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the aesthetic impact of live performances
     2.Understands the aesthetic impact performances recorded on audio or video
     3.Knows live performances and recorded performances have a different aesthetic impact