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    Kindergarten Essential Standards

    Visual Literacy

    Kindergarten

    Curricular Suggestions

    V.1 Use the language of visual arts to communicate effectively.

    K.V.1.1 Identify various art materials and tools.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    K.V.1.2 Create original art that expresses ideas about oneself.

    Teacher selected student project

    K.V.1.3 Recognize various symbols and themes in daily life.

    Teacher demonstration

    Use of artist examples

    K.V.1.4 Understand characteristics of the Elements of Art, including lines, shapes, colors, and textures.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    K.V.1.5 Recognize characteristics of the Principles of Design, including repetition and contrast.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    V.2 Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression.

    K.V.2.1 Recognize that artists may view or interpret art differently.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    K.V.2.2 Use sensory exploration of the environment as a source of imagery.

    Teacher selected student project

    K.V.2.3 Create original art that does not rely on copying or tracing.

    Teacher selected student project

    V.3 Create art using a variety of media, and processes, safely and appropriately.

    K.V.3.1 Use a variety of tools safely and appropriately to create art.

    Teacher demonstration of proper use

    Revisit as needed

    K.V.3.2 Use a variety of media to create art.

    Teacher selected student project

    K.V.3.3 Use the processes of drawing, painting, weaving, printing, collage, mixed media, sculpture and ceramics to create art.

    Teacher selected student project


    Contextual Relevancy

    Kindergarten

    Curricular Suggestions

    CX.1 Understand global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts.

    K.CX.1.1 Use visual arts to illustrate how people express themselves differently.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    K.CX.1.2 Recognize that art can depict something from the past (long ago) or present (today).

    Use of artist examples

    K.CX.1.3 Recognize key components in works of art from different artists, styles, or movements.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    K.CX.1.4 Recognize key components of art from different cultures.

    Use of artist examples

    K.CX.1.5 Recognize that an artist’s tools and media come from natural and human-made resources.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    CX.2 Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts.

    K.CX.2.1 Identify examples of functional objects of art in the immediate environment, including home and school.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    K.CX.2.2 Identify relationships between art and concepts from other disciplines, such as math, science, language arts, social studies, and other arts.

    Teacher collaboration with core subject instructors

    K.CX.2.3 Understand that artists sometimes share materials and ideas (collaboration).

    Student group project

    Critical Response

    Kindergarten

    Curricular Suggestions

    CR.1 Use critical analysis to generate responses to a variety of prompts.

    K.CR.1.1 Identify the lines, colors, and shapes in works of art.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Use of artist examples

    K.CR.1.2 Explain personal art in terms of media and processes.

    Teacher led ongoing reflection upon practice

    First Grade Essential Standards

    Visual Literacy

    First

    Curricular Suggestions

    V.1 Use the language of visual arts to communicate effectively.

    1.V.1.1 Identify tools, media and processes.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    1.V.1.2 Create original art that expresses ideas, themes, and events.

    Teacher selected student project

    1.V.1.3 Recognize that symbols, subjects, or themes are used in the works of others to communicate.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    1.V.1.4 Understand characteristics of the Elements of Art, including lines, shapes, colors, textures, form and space.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Use of artist examples

    1.V.1.5 Understand characteristics of the Principles of Design, including repetition, emphasis, contrast, and balance.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Use of artist examples

    V.2 Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression.

    1.V.2.1 Recognize that artistic problems have multiple solutions.

    Teacher led ongoing reflection upon practice

    1.V.2.2 Understand how physical location affects what is seen in the immediate environment.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Share examples

    1.V.2.3 Create art from imaginary sources of inspiration.

    Student choice project

    Brainstorming

    Teacher selected student project

    V.3 Create art using a variety of media, and processes, safely and appropriately.

    1.V.3.1 Use a variety of tools safely and appropriately to create art.

    Teacher demonstration of proper use

    Revisit as needed

    1.V.3.2 Execute control of a variety of media.

    Use of student examples

    Teacher demonstration of proper use

    1.V.3.3 Use the processes of drawing, painting, weaving, printing, stitchery, collage, mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics to create art.

    Teacher selected student projects

    Contextual Relevancy

    First

    Curricular Suggestions

    CX.1 Understand global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts.

    1.CX.1.1 Recognize how visual arts are used in customs and traditions of various cultures.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    1.CX.1.2 Identify images in art as depicting something old (historic) or new (contemporary).

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    1.CX.1.3 Classify art into categories, such as landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, portraits and still life.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    1.CX.1.4 Understand how art represents different cultures.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    1.CX.1.5 Understand that art is a reflection of the artist’s ideas, environment, and/or resources.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Teacher led ongoing reflection upon practice

    CX.2 Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts.

    1.CX.2.1 Identify the role of functional art in various communities around the world.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    1.CX.2.2 Identify connections between art and concepts from other disciplines, such as math, science, language arts, social studies, and other arts.

    Teacher collaboration with core subject instructors

    1.CX.2.3 Differentiate between sharing ideas and copying

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Teacher led ongoing reflection upon practice

    Critical Response

    First

    Curricular Suggestions

    CR.1 Use critical analysis to generate responses to a variety of prompts.

    1.CR.1.1 Use appropriate art terminology to express personal opinions about art.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher led ongoing reflection upon practice

    1.CR.1.2 Explain how and why personal works of art are made, focusing on media and process.

    Teacher led ongoing reflection upon practice

    Second Grade Essential Standards

    Visual Literacy

    Second

    Curricular Suggestions

    V.1 Use the language of visual arts to communicate effectively.

    2.V.1.1 Use appropriate art vocabulary when discussing media, processes, or images in art.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    2.V.1.2 Create original art that expresses ideas about people, neighborhoods, or communities.

    Teacher selected student project

    2.V.1.3 Understand the “story” in works of art.

    Teacher led ongoing reflection upon practice

    Teacher selected student project

    2.V.1.4 Understand characteristics of the Elements of Art, including lines, shapes, colors, textures, form, space, and value.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    2.V.1.5 Understand characteristics of the Principles of Design, including repetition, movement, emphasis, contrast, balance and proportion.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    V.2 Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression.

    2.V.2.1 Understand that artistic problems have multiple solutions.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    2.V.2.2 Use personal point of view of the environment as a source of imagery.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Teacher demonstration

    2.V.2.3 Create art from real and imaginary sources of inspiration.

    Teacher selected student project

    V.3 Create art using a variety of media, and processes, safely and appropriately.

    2.V.3.1 Use a variety of tools safely and appropriately to create art.

    Teacher demonstration of proper use

    Revisit as needed

    2.V.3.2 Recognize characteristics of a variety of media.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    2.V.3.3 Use the processes of drawing, painting, weaving, printing, stitchery, collage, mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics to create art.

    Teacher selected student projects


    Contextual Relevancy

    Second

    Curricular Suggestions

    CX.1 Understand global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts.

    2.CX.1.1 Exemplify visual arts representing the heritage, customs, and tradition of various cultures.

    Use of student examples

    Use of artist examples

    2.CX.1.2 Recognize that works of art represent specific time periods.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    2.CX.1.3 Understand various movements in art and the artists that represent them.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    2.CX.1.4 Compare art from various cultures.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    2.CX.1.5 Understand that artists use natural resources in creating art.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    CX.2 Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts.

    2.CX.2.1 Recognize the impact of regional differences on the production of art.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Independent student study

    2.CX.2.2 Understand relationships between art and concepts from other disciplines, such as math, science, language arts, social studies and other arts.

    Teacher collaboration with core subject instructors

    2.CX.2.3 Recognize that some artists work in teams to create art.

    Student group project

    Critical Response

    Second

    Curricular Suggestions

    CR.1 Use critical analysis to generate responses to a variety of prompts.

    2.CR.1.1 Use art terminology to describe art in terms of subject and physical characteristics.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    2.CR.1.2 Evaluate personal work, while in progress and at completion.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Third Grade Essential Standards

    Visual Literacy

    Third

    Curricular Suggestions

    V.1 Use the language of visual arts to communicate effectively.

    3.V.1.1 Use an art vocabulary, including specific artistic terms.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    3.V.1.2 Understand that artists use their art to express personal ideas.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Teacher led ongoing reflection upon practice

    3.V.1.3 Identify themes from masters’ works.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    3.V.1.4 Understand characteristics of the Elements of Art, including lines, shapes, colors, textures, form, space, and value.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    3.V.1.5 Understand characteristics of the Principles of Design, including repetition, movement, emphasis, contrast, balance, proportion, harmony, and unity.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    V.2 Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression.

    3.V.2.1 Create art through a process that includes generating ideas, planning solutions, and producing original art.

    Teacher led ongoing reflection upon practice

    Brainstorming

    3.V.2.2 Use personal point of view and experiences as sources for creating art.

    Teacher led ongoing reflection upon practice

    Brainstorming

    3.V.2.3 Create art from realistic sources of inspiration.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of student examples

    V.3 Create art using a variety of media, and processes, safely and appropriately.

    3.V.3.1 Understand how a single tool can be manipulated in multiple ways, safely and appropriately.

    Teacher demonstration of proper use

    Revisit as needed

    3.V.3.2 Use a variety of media with refined skills.

    Use of student examples

    Use of artist examples

    3.V.3.3 Create art using the processes of drawing, painting, weaving, printing, stitchery, collage, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, and current technology.

    Student choice project

    Teacher selected student project

    Contextual Relevancy

    Third

    Curricular Suggestions

    CX.1 Understand global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts.

    3.CX.1.1 Exemplify how visual arts are used by various groups for artistic expression within the local community.

    Use of artist examples

    3.CX.1.2 Understand how art documents the history of the local community.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    3.CX.1.3 Classify artists, styles, and movements.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher demonstration

    3.CX.1.4 Compare purposes of art in different cultures, time periods, and societies.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    3.CX.1.5 Use local, natural, or recycled resources to make art.

    Teacher/student selected student project

    CX.2 Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts.

    3.CX.2.1 Understand how artists fit or function within a society

    Teacher led ongoing reflection upon practice

    3.CX.2.2 Understand how to use information learned in other disciplines, such as math, science, language arts, social studies, and other arts in visual arts.

    Teacher collaboration with core subject instructors

    3.CX.2.3 Use appropriate collaborative skills to create a work of art.

    Student group project

    3.CX.2.4 Understand how visual arts has changed and remained the same, with changes in digital media.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    Critical Response

    Third

    Curricular Suggestions

    CR.1 Use critical analysis to generate responses to a variety of prompts.

    3.CR.1.1 Analyze art in terms of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of critiques with positive and nurturing dialogue

    3.CR.1.2 Evaluate the compositional and expressive qualities of personal works of art.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of critiques with positive and nurturing dialogue

    Fourth Grade Essential Standards

    Visual Literacy

    Fourth

    Curricular Examples

    V.1 Use the language of visual arts to communicate effectively.

    4.V.1.1 Use appropriate art vocabulary to compare artists’ styles.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Teacher demonstration

    Use of artist examples

    4.V.1.2 Apply personal choices while creating art.

    Student choice project

    Brainstorming

    4.V.1.3 Infer meaning from art.

    Use of critiques with positive and nurturing dialogue

    4.V.1.4 Understand how the Elements of Art are used to develop a composition.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Use of journals and sketchbooks

    Brainstorming

    4.V.1.5 Understand how the Principles of Design work in relation to each other.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Use of critiques with positive and nurturing dialogue

    V.2 Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression.

    4.V.2.1 Identify different successful solutions to artistic problems.

    Teacher led ongoing reflection upon practice

    Teacher demonstration

    4.V.2.2 Use ideas and imagery from North Carolina as sources for creating art.

    Teacher selected student project

    4.V.2.3 Create abstract art that expresses ideas.

    Teacher selected student project

    V.3 Create art using a variety of media, and processes, safely and appropriately.

    4.V.3.1 Apply a variety of methods of manipulating a single tool, safely and appropriately.

    Teacher demonstration of proper use

    4.V.3.2 Compare characteristics of a variety of media.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    4.V.3.3 Create art using the processes of drawing, painting, weaving, printing, stitchery, collage, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, and current technology.

    Consideration of student skill set to determine project

    Independent student study

    Teacher selected student project


    Contextual Relevancy

    Fourth

    Curricular Examples

    CX.1 Understand global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts.

    4.CX.1.1 Understand how the visual arts have affected and are reflected in the culture, traditions, and history of North Carolina.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    4.CX.1.2 Recognize key contributions of North Carolina artists in art history.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    4.CX.1.3 Classify NC artists in terms of styles, genre, and/or movements.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Teacher demonstration

    4.CX.1.4 Explain how place and time influence ideas, issues, and themes found in art.

    Teacher led ongoing reflection upon practice

    Use of journals and sketchbooks

    Independent student study

    4.CX.1.5 Analyze the effect of the geographic location and physical environment on the media and subject matter of NC art and artists.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Teacher led ongoing reflection upon practice

    CX.2 Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts.

    4.CX.2.1 Exemplify visual arts industries in North Carolina.

    Use of student examples

    Use of artist examples

    Teacher selected student project

    4.CX.2.2 Apply skills and concepts learned in other disciplines, such as math, science, language arts, social studies, and other arts, in the visual arts.

    Teacher collaboration with core subject instructors

    4.CX.2.3 Understand individual roles, while applying collaborative skills in creating art.

    Student group project

    4.CX.2.4 Explain the effect of technology on the way products look and how they are created.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project


    Critical Response

    Fourth

    Curricular Examples

    CR.1 Use critical analysis to generate responses to a variety of prompts.

    4.CR.1.1 Use visual cues to interpret the content of art.

    Teacher demonstration

    Use of artist examples

    4.CR.1.2 Critique personal art based on teacher-established criteria.

    Use of journals and sketchbooks

    Fifth Grade Essential Standards

    Visual Literacy

    Fifth

    Curricular Suggestions

    V.1 Use the language of visual arts to communicate effectively.

    5.V.1.1 Use appropriate art vocabulary to describe art movements.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    5.V.1.2 Create art that reflects personal voice and choice.

    Teacher led ongoing reflection upon practice

    5.V.1.3 Classify works of art in terms of whether they are realistic, abstract or non-objective.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher demonstration

    5.V.1.4 Understand the relationship between the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    5.V.1.5 Apply the Principles of Design in creating compositions.

    Teacher selected student projects

    V.2 Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression.

    5.V.2.1 Evaluate solutions to artistic problems, including their effectiveness.

    Teacher led ongoing reflection upon practice

    5.V.2.2 Use ideas and imagery from the global environment as sources for creating art.

    Teacher selected student project

    5.V.2.3 Create realistic, imaginative, abstract and non-objective art.

    Teacher selected student project

    Student choice project

    V.3 Create art using a variety of media, and processes, safely and appropriately.

    5.V.3.1 Evaluate how to manipulate tools safely and appropriately to reach desired outcomes.

    Teacher led ongoing reflection upon practice

    Teacher demonstration of proper use

    5.V.3.2 Use appropriate media for the creation of original art.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    5.V.3.3 Create art using the processes of drawing, painting, weaving, printing, stitchery, collage, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, and current technology.

    Student choice project

    Independent student study

    Teacher selected student project


    Contextual Relevancy

    Fifth

    Curricular Suggestions

    CX.1 Understand global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts.

    5.CX.1.1 Understand how the visual arts have affected and are reflected in the culture, traditions, and history of the United States.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    5.CX.1.2 Recognize key contributions of North American artists in history.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    5.CX.1.3 Classify North American artists in terms of styles, genre, and/or movements.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    5.CX.1.4 Explain how traditions and values influence ideas, issues and themes found in art.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    5.CX.1.5 Analyze the effect of the geographic location and physical environment on the media and subject matter of North American art and artists.

    Teacher led classroom discussion before initiating project

    Use of artist examples

    CX.2 Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts.

    5.CX.2.1 Analyze the relationship between arts and daily life in product design, print and digital media.

    Use of artist examples

    5.CX.2.2 Exemplify how information and skills learned in art can be applied in other disciplines.

    Teacher collaboration with core subject instructors

    5.CX.2.3 Understand the balance of individual roles and collaborative skills to create art.

    Student group project

    5.CX.2.4 Interpret visual images from media sources and the immediate environment.

    Use of artist examples

    Independent student study


    Critical Response

    Fifth

    Curricular Suggestions

    CR.1 Use critical analysis to generate responses to a variety of prompts.

    5.CR.1.1 Judge art through the application of art concepts and vocabulary.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Use of artist examples

    Use of critiques with positive and nurturing dialogue

    5.CR.1.2 Critique personal art based on established criteria and expressive qualities.

    Students learn and apply basic vocabulary

    Use of artist examples

    Use of critiques with positive and nurturing dialogue