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List of Benchmarks for Art Connections

Standard 1.Understands connections among the various art forms and other disciplines
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   1. Not appropriate for this level
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   1. Knows how visual, aural, oral, and kinetic elements are used in the various art forms
   2. Knows how ideas (e.g., sibling rivalry, respect) and emotions (e.g., sadness, anger) are expressed in the various art forms
   3. Knows the similarities and differences in the meanings of common terms used in the various arts (e.g., form, line, contrast)
   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)
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   1. Understands how the characteristic materials of various arts (e.g., sound in music, visual stimuli in visual arts, movement in dance, human interrelationships in theatre) are used to transform similar events, scenes, emotions, or ideas into distinct works of art
   2. Understands characteristics of works in various art forms that share similar subject matter, historical periods, or cultural context
   3. Understands the characteristics and presentation of characters, environments, and actions in the various art forms
   4. Knows how various concepts and principles are used in the arts and disciplines outside the arts (e.g., balance, shape, pattern)
   5. Knows the aesthetic impact of arts performances seen live versus those recorded on audio or video
   6. Understands the functions and interaction between performing and visual artists and audience members in theatre, dance, music, and visual arts
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Knows ways in which various arts media can be integrated
   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
   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