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ARTS

A A student should be able to create and perform in the arts.

A student who meets the content standard should:

  1. participate in dance, drama, music, visual arts, and create writing;
  2. refine artistic skills and develop self-discipline through rehearsal, practice, and revision;
  3. appropriately use new and traditional materials, tools, techniques, and processes in the arts;
  4. demonstrate the creativity and imagination necessary for innovative thinking and problem solving;
  5. collaborate with others to create and perform works of art;
  6. integrate two or more art forms to create a work of art; and
  7. investigate careers in arts production.
B A student should be able to understand the historical and contemporary role of the arts in Alaska, the nation, and the world.

A student who meets the content standard should:

  1. recognize Alaska Native cultures and their arts;
  2. recognize United States and world cultures and their arts;
  3. recognize the role of tradition and ritual in the arts;
  4. investigate the relationships among the arts and the individual, the society, and the environment;
  5. recognize universal themes in the arts such as love, war, childhood, and community;
  6. recognize specific works of art created by artists from diverse backgrounds;
  7. explore similarities and differences in the arts of world cultures;
  8. respect differences in personal and cultural perspectives; and
  9. investigate careers relating to arts history and culture.
C A student should be able to critique the student's art and the art of others.

A student who meets the content standard should:

  1. know the criteria used to evaluate the arts; these may include craftsmanship, function, organization, originality, technique, and theme;
  2. examine historical and contemporary works of art, the works of peers, and the student's own works as follows:
    1. identify the piece;
    2. describe the use of basic elements;
    3. analyze the use of basic principles;
    4. interpret meaning and artist's intent;
    5. express and defend an informed opinion;
  3. accept and offer constructive criticism;
  4. recognize and consider an individual's artistic expression;
  5. exhibit appropriate audience skills; and
  6. investigate careers relating to arts criticism.
D A student should be able to recognize beauty and meaning through the arts in the student's life.

A student who meets the content standard should:

  1. make statements about the significance of the arts and beauty in the student's life;
  2. discuss what makes an object or performance a work of art;
  3. recognize that people tend to devalue what they do not understand;
  4. listen to another individual's beliefs about a work of art and consider the individual's reason for holding those beliefs;
  5. consider other culture's beliefs about works of art;
  6. recognize that people connect many aspects of life through the arts;
  7. make artistic choices in everyday living; and
  8. investigate careers related to the search for beauty and meaning, which is aesthetics.

 

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