Arts Core Knowledge

Arts:     * these are anchors

Dance*

Visual Arts*

Music*

Theatre*

Standards 

National Arts Standard

Core Knowledgeâ

McREL Standard

Dance

Standard 1-Identifying and demonstrating movement elements and skills in performing dance.

 

Dance Standard 1-Identifies and demonstrates movement elements and skills in performing dance.

Standard 2-Understanding choreographic principles, processes, and structures.

 

Dance Standard 2-Understands choreographic principles, processes, and structures.

Standard 3-Understanding dance as a way to create and communicate meaning.

 

Dance Standard 3-Understands dance as a way to create and communicate meaning.

Standard 4-Appling and demonstrating critical and creative thinking skills in dance.

 

Dance Standard 4-Applies critical and creative thinking skills in dance.

Standard 5-Demonstrating and understanding dance in various cultures and historical periods.

 

Dance Standard 5-Understands dance in various cultures and historical periods.

Standard 6-Making connections between dance and healthful living.

 

Dance Standard 6-Understands connections between dance and healthful living.

Standard 7-Making connections between dance and other disciplines.

 

Art Connections Standard 1-Understands connections among the various art forms and other disciplines.

National Arts Standard

Core Knowledgeâ

McREL Standard

Music 

Standard 1-Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Kindergarten:  Standard I-Elements of Music, Standard III-Songs

Grade 1:  Standard I-Elements of Music, Standard III-Songs

Grade 2:  Standard I-Elements of Music, Standard III-Songs

Grade 3:  Standard I-Elements of Music, Standard III-Songs

Grade 4:  Standard I-Elements of Music, Standard III-Songs

Grade 5:  Standard I-Elements of Music, Standard IV-Songs

Grade 6:  Standard I-Elements of Music

Grade 7:  Standard I-Elements of Music

Grade 8:  Standard I-Elements of Music

Music Standard 1-Sings, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Standard 2-Performing on instruments, alone and with partners, a varied repertoire of music.

Kindergarten:  Standard I-Elements of Music

Grade 1:  Standard I-Elements of Music

Grade 2:  Standard I-Elements of Music, Standard IIB-Keyboard Instruments

Grade 3:  Standard I-Elements of Music, Standard IIA-The Orchestra

Grade 4:  Standard I-Elements of Music

Grade 5:  Standard I-Elements of Music

Grade 6:  Standard I-Elements of Music

Grade 7:  Standard I-Elements of Music

Grade 8:  Standard I-Elements of Music, Standard II-Non-Western Music

Music Standard 2-Performs on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music

Standard 3-Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.

 

Music Standard 3-Improvises melodies, variations, and accompaniments

Standard 4-Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.

 

Music Standard 4-Composes and arranges music within specified guidelines

Standard 5-Reading and notating music.

Grade 1:  Standard I-Elements of Music

Grade 2:  Standard I-Elements of Music

Grade 3:  Standard I-Elements of Music

Grade 4:  Standard I-Elements of Music

Grade 5:  Standard I-Elements of Music

Grade 6:  Standard I-Elements of Music

Grade 7:  Standard I-Elements of Music

Grade 8:  Standard I-Elements of Music

Music Standard 5-Reads and notates music

Standard 6-Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.

Kindergarten:  Standard II-Listening and Understanding

Grade 1:  Standard IIA-Musical Terms and Concepts, Standard IIB-Music Can Tell a Story, Standard IIC-American Musical Traditions

Grade 2:  Standard IIA-The Orchestra, Standard IIB Keyboard Instruments, Standard IIC, Composers and Their Music

Grade 3:  Standard IIA-The Orchestra, Standard IIB-Composers and Their Music, Standard IIC-Musical Connections

Grade 4:  Standard IIA-The Orchestra, Standard IIB-Vocal Ranges, Standard IIC-Composers and Their Music, Standard IID-Musical Connections

Grade 5:  Standard IIA-Composers and Their Music, Standard IIB-Musical Connections, Standard III-American Musical Traditions

Grade 6:  Standard IIA-Baroque, Standard IIB-Classical, Standard IIC-Romantic

Grade 7:  Standard IIA-Romantic Composers and Works, Standard IIB-Music and National Identity, Standard III-American Musical Traditions

Grade 8:  Standard II-Non- Western Music, Standard IIIA-Music and National Identity, Standard IIIB-Modern Music

Music Standard 6- Knows and applies appropriate criteria to music and music performances

Standard 8-Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

Grade 3:  Standard IIC-Musical Connections

Grade 4:  Standard IID-Musical Connections

Grade 5:   Standard IIB-Musical Connections

Grade 8:  Standard IVA-Opera, Standard IVB-American Musical Theatre

Art Connections Standard 1-Understands connections among the various art forms and other disciplines

Standard 9- Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

Grade 1:  Standard IIC-American Musical Traditions

Grade 2:  Standard IIC, Composers and Their Music

Grade 3:  Standard IIB-Composers and Their Music

Grade 4:  Standard IIC-Composers and Their Music

Grade 5:  Standard III-American Musical Traditions

Grade 6:  Standard IIA-Baroque, Standard IIB-Classical, Standard IIC-Romantic

Grade 7:  Standard IIA-Romantic Composers and Works, Standard IIB-Music and National Identity, Standard III-American Musical Traditions

Grade 8:  Standard IIIA-Music and National Identity, Standard IIIB-Modern Music

Music Standard 7-Understands the relationship between music and history and culture

National Arts Standard

Core Knowledgeâ

McREL Standard

Theatre

Standard 1-Script writing by planning and recording improvisations based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history. 

 

Theatre Standard 1-Demonstrates competence in writing scripts

Standard 2-Acting by assuming roles and interacting in improvisations.

 

Theatre Standard 2-Uses acting skills

Standard 3-Designing by visualizing and arranging environments for classroom dramatizations.

 

Theatre Standard 3-Designs and produces informal and formal productions

Standard 4- Directing by planning classroom dramatizations.

 

Theatre Standard 4-Directs scenes and productions

Standard 5-Researching by finding information to support classroom dramatizations.

 

  

Standard 6-Comparing and connecting art forms by describing theatre, dramatic media (such as film, television, and electronic media), and other art forms.

 

Art Connections Standard 1-Understands connections among the various art forms and other disciplines

Standard 7-Analyzing and explaining personal preferences and constructing meanings from classroom dramatizations and from theatre, film, television, and electronic media.

 

Theatre Standard 5-Understands how informal and formal theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions create and communicate meaning

Standard 8-Understanding context by recognizing the role of theatre, film, television, and electronic media in daily life.

 

Theatre Standard 6-Understands the context in which theatre, film, television, and electronic media are performed today as well as in the past

National Arts Standard

Core Knowledgeâ

McREL Standard

Visual Arts

Standard 1-Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes.

Kindergarten:  Standard IA-Color, Standard IB-Line

Grade 1: Standard IIA-Color, Standard IIB-Line, Standard IIC-Shape, Standard IID-Texture

Grade 2: Standard I-Elements of Art, Standard II-Sculpture

Grade 3: Standard IA-Light, Standard IB-Space in Artworks, Standard IC-Design: How the Elements of Art Work Together

Grade 5: Standard I-Art of the Renaissance

Grade 6:  Standard IA-Classical Art-The Art of Ancient Greece and Rome, Standard ID-Baroque, Standard IE-Rococo, Standard IF, Neoclassical, Standard IG-Romanticism

Visual Arts Standard 1-Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes related to the visual arts

Standard 2-Using knowledge of structures and functions.

Grade 1: Standard III-Kinds of Pictures: Portraits and Still Life

Grade 2: Standard III-Kinds of Pictures: Landscapes

Visual Arts Standard 2-Knows how to use structures (e.g., sensory qualities, organizational principles, expressive features) and functions of art

Standard 3-Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas.

 

Visual Arts Standard 3-Knows a range of subject matter, symbols, and potential ideas in the visual arts

Standard 4-Understanding visual arts in relation to history and culture.

Grade 1:  Standard 1-Art from Long Ago

Grade 2: Standard V-Architecture

Grade 3: Standard II-American Indian Art, Standard III-Art of Ancient Rome and Byzantine Civilization

Grade 4: Standard I-Art of the Middle Ages in Europe, Standard II-Islamic Art and Architecture, Standard III-Art of Africa, Standard IV-Art of China, Standard V-The Art of a New Nation: The United States

Grade 5: Standard I-Art of the Renaissance, Standard II-American Art: Nineteenth-Century United States, Standard III-Art of Japan 

Grade 6: Standard IA-Classical Art-The Art of Ancient Greece and Rome, Standard IB-Gothic Art, Standard IC-The Renaissance, Standard ID-Baroque, Standard IE-Rococo, Standard IF, Neoclassical, Standard IG-Romanticism, Standard IH-Realism

Grade 7:  Standard IA-Impressionism, Standard IB-Post-Impressionism, Standard IC-Expressionism and Abstraction, Standard ID, Modern American Painting

Grade 8: Standard IA-Painting Since World War II, Standard IB-Photography, Standard IC-20th Century Sculpture, Standard II-Architecture Since the Industrial Revolution.

Visual Arts Standard 4-Understands the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

Standard 5-Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others.

Kindergarten:  Standard III-Looking at and Talking About Works of Art

Visual Arts Standard 5-Understands the characteristics and merits of one's own artwork and the artwork of others

Standard 6-Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines.

 

Art Connections Standard 1-Understands connections among the various art forms and other disciplines

Permission to excerpt from the Core Knowledgeâ Sequence [1999] has been granted from the Core Knowledge Foundation.  The Core Knowledge Sequence [1999] can be acquired from the Core Knowledge Foundation at: www.coreknowledge.org