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California Content Standards

History Of the Visual Arts in Los Angeles & Local Community
History/Social Science

 

Kindergarten

1.0 ARTISTIC PERCEPTION

Processing, Analyzing, and Responding to Sensory Information Through the Language and Skills Unique to the Visual Arts

K.1 Students understand that being a good citizen involves acting in certain ways.

K.1.1 Follow rules, such as sharing and taking turns, and know the consequences of breaking them.

K.1.2  Learn examples of honesty, courage, determination, individual responsibility, and patriotism in American and world history from stories and folklore.

K.1.3  Know beliefs and related behaviors of characters in stories from times past and understand the consequences of the characters’ actions.

K.4  Students compare and contrast the locations of people, places, and environments and describe their characteristics.

K.4.1  Determine the relative locations of objects using the terms near/far, left/right, and behind/in front.

K.4.3  Identify traffic symbols and map symbols (e.g., those for land, water, roads, cities).

1st Grade

1.1.2  Understand the elements of fair play and good sportsmanship, respect for the rights and opinions of others, and respect for rules by which we live, including the meaning of the “Golden Rule.”

1.4  Students compare and contrast everyday life in different times and places around the world and recognize that some aspects of people, places, and things change over time while others stay the same.

1.4.3  Recognize similarities and differences of earlier generations in such areas as work(inside and outside the home), dress, manners, stories, games, and festivals, drawing from biographies, oral histories, and folklore.

1.5.1  Recognize the ways in which they are all part of the same community, sharing principles, goals, and traditions despite their varied ancestry; the forms of diversity in their school and community; and the benefits and challenges of a diverse population.`

1.5.3  Compare the beliefs, customs, ceremonies, traditions, and social practices of the varied cultures, drawing from folklore.

1.6  Students understand basic economic concepts and the role of individual choice in a free-market economy.

1.6.1  Understand the concept of exchange and the use of money to purchase goods and services.

1.6.2  Identify the specialized work that people do to manufacture, transport, and market goods and services and the contributions of those who work in the home.

2nd Grade

2.4 Students understand basic economic concepts and their individual roles in the economy and demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills.

2.4.2  Understand the role and interdependence of buyers (consumers) and sellers (producers) of goods and services.

3rd Grade

3.3  Students draw from historical and community resources to organize the sequence of local historical events and describe how each period of settlement left its mark on the land.

3.3.3  Trace why their community was established, how individuals and families contributed to its founding and development, and how the community has changed over time, drawing on maps, photographs, oral histories, letters, newspapers, and other primary sources.

3.5 Students demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills and an understanding of the economy of the local region.

3.5.1  Describe the ways in which local producers have used and are using natural resources, human resources, and capital resources to produce goods and services in the past and the present.

3.5.2  Understand that some goods are made locally, some elsewhere in the United States, and some abroad.

3.5.3  Understand that individual economic choices involve trade-offs and the evaluation of benefits and costs.

3.5.4  Discuss the relationship of students’ “work” in school and their personal human capital.

4th Grade

4.4.4  Describe rapid American immigration, internal migration, settlement, and the growth of towns and cities (e.g., Los Angeles).

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The Art of The Artist
Visual & Performing Arts Standards

 

Kindergarten

1.0 ARTISTIC PERCEPTION

Processing, Analyzing, and Responding to Sensory Information Through the Language and Skills Unique to the Visual Arts

Develop Perceptual Skills and Visual Arts Vocabulary

1.1  Recognize and describe simple patterns found in the environment and works of art.

Analyze Art Elements and Principles of Design

1.3  Identify the elements of art (line, color, shape/form, texture, value, space) in the environment and in works of art, emphasizing line, color, and shape/form.

3.0 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT

Understanding the Historical Contributions and Cultural Dimensions of the Visual Arts

Role and Development of the Visual Arts

3.1  Describe functional and non-utilitarian art seen in daily life; that used versus those that are only viewed.

3.2  Identify and describe works of art that show people doing things together.

Diversity of the Visual Arts

3.3 Look at and discuss works of art from a variety of times and places.

4.0 AESTHETIC VALUING

Responding to, Analyzing, and Making Judgments About Works in the Visual Arts

Derive Meaning

4.1  Discuss their own works of art, using appropriate art vocabulary texture).

4.2  Describe what is seen (including both literal and expressive content) in selected works of art.

Make Informed Judgments

4.3  Discuss how and why they made a specific work of art.

4.4  Give reasons why they like a particular work of art they made, using appropriate art vocabulary.

5.0 CONNECTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS, APPLICATIONS

Connecting and Applying What Is Learned in the Visual Arts to Other Art Forms and Subject Areas and to Careers

Visual Literacy

5.3 Point out images (e.g., photographs, paintings, murals, ceramics, sculptures) and symbols found at home, in school, and in the community, including national and state symbols and icons.

Careers and Career-Related Skills

5.4 Discuss the various works of art (e.g., ceramics, paintings, sculpture) that artists create and the type of media used.

1st Grade

1.0 ARTISTIC PERCEPTION

Processing, Analyzing, and Responding to Sensory Information Through the Language and Skills Unique to the Visual Arts

Develop Perceptual Skills and Visual Arts Vocabulary

1.1 Describe and replicate repeated patterns in nature, in the environment, and in works of art.

1.2 Distinguish among various media when looking at works of art (e.g., clay, paints, drawing materials).

Analyze Art Elements and Principles of Design

1.3 Identify the elements of art in objects in nature, in the environment, and in works of art, emphasizing line, color, shape/form, and texture.

3.0 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT

Understanding the Historical Contributions and Cultural Dimensions of the Visual Arts

Role and Development of the Visual Arts

3.1  Recognize and discuss the design of everyday objects from various cultures.

3.2 Identify and describe various subject matter in art (e.g., landscapes, seascapes, portraits, still life).

Diversity of the Visual Arts

3.3 View and then describe art from various cultures.

3.4 Identify art objects from various cultures (e.g., Japanese screen painting, Mexican tin art, African masks) and describe what they have in common and how they differ.

4.0 AESTHETIC VALUING

Responding to, Analyzing, and Making Judgments About Works in the Visual Arts

Derive Meaning

4.2  Identify and describe various reasons for making art.

2nd Grade

1.0 ARTISTIC PERCEPTION

Processing, Analyzing, and Responding to Sensory Information Through the Language and Skills Unique to the Visual Arts

Develop Perceptual Skills and Visual Arts Vocabulary

1.1 Perceive and describe repetition and balance in nature, in the environment, and in works of art.

1.2 Perceive and discuss differences in mood created by warm and cool colors.

Analyze Art Elements and Principles of Design

1.3 Identify the elements of art in objects in nature, the environment, and works of art, emphasizing line, color, shape/form, texture, and space.

3.0 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT

Understanding the Historical Contributions and Cultural Dimensions of the Visual Arts

Role and Development of the Visual Arts

3.1  Explain how artists use their work to share experiences or

3.2  Recognize and use the vocabulary of art to describe art objects from various cultures and time periods.

Diversity of the Visual Arts

3.3  Identify and discuss how art is used in events and celebrations in various cultures, past and present, including the use in their own lives.

4.0 AESTHETIC VALUING

Responding to, Analyzing, and Making Judgments About Works in the Visual Arts

Derive Meaning

4.1  Compare ideas expressed through their own works of art with work of others.

4.2  Compare different responses to the same work of art.

Make Informed Judgments

4.3 Use the vocabulary of art to talk about what they wanted to do in their own works of art and how they succeeded.

4.4 Use the appropriate vocabulary of art to describe the successful use of an element of art in a work of art.

5.0 CONNECTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS, APPLICATIONS

Connecting and Applying What Is Learned in the Visual Arts to Other Art Forms and Subject Areas and to Careers

Careers and Career-Related Skills

5.4 Discuss artists in the community who create different kinds of art (e.g., prints, ceramics, paintings, sculpture).

3rd Grade

1.0 ARTISTIC PERCEPTION

Processing, Analyzing, and Responding to Sensory Information Through the Language and Skills Unique to the Visual Arts

Students perceive and respond to works of art, objects in nature, events, and the environment. They also use the vocabulary of the visual arts to express their observations.

Develop Perceptual Skills and Visual Arts Vocabulary

1.1 Perceive and describe rhythm and movement in works of art and in the environment.

1.2 Describe how artists use tints and shades in painting.

1.3 Identify and describe how foreground, middle ground, and background are used to create the illusion of space.

1.4 Compare and contrast two works of art made by the use of different art tools and media (e.g., watercolor, tempera, computer).

Analyze Art Elements and Principles of Design

1.5 Identify and describe elements of art in works of art, emphasizing line, color, shape/ form, texture, space, and value.

3.0 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT

Understanding the Historical Contributions and Cultural Dimensions of the Visual Arts

Role and Development of the Visual Arts

3.1  Compare and describe various works of art that have a similar/different time periods.

3.2  Identify artists from his or her own community, county, or state and discuss local or regional art traditions.

3.3  Distinguish and describe representational, abstract, and nonrepresentational works of art.

Diversity of the Visual Arts

3.4  Identify and describe objects of art from different parts of the world observed in visits to a museum or gallery (e.g., puppets, masks, containers).

3.5  Write about a work of art that reflects a student’s own cultural background.

4.0 AESTHETIC VALUING

Responding to, Analyzing, and Making Judgments About Works in the Visual Arts

Students analyze, assess, and derive meaning from works of art, including their own, according to the elements of art, the principles of design, and aesthetic qualities.

Derive Meaning

4.1  Compare and contrast selected works of art and describe them, vocabulary of art.

Make Informed Judgments

4.2 Identify successful and less successful compositional and expressive qualities of their own works of art and describe what might be done to improve them.

4.3 Select an artist’s work and, using appropriate vocabulary of art, explain its successful compositional and communicative qualities.

5.0 CONNECTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS, APPLICATIONS

Connecting and Applying What Is Learned in the Visual Arts to Other Art Forms and Subject Areas and to Careers

Careers and Career-Related Skills

5.4 Describe how artists (e.g., architects, book illustrators, muralists, industrial designers) have affected people’s lives.

4th Grade

1.0 ARTISTIC PERCEPTION

Processing, Analyzing, and Responding to Sensory Information Through the Language and Skills Unique to the Visual Arts

Develop Visual Arts Vocabulary

1.1 Perceive and describe contrast and emphasis in works of art and in the environment.

1.2 Describe how negative shapes/forms and positive shapes/forms are used in a chosen work of art.

1.3 Identify pairs of complementary colors (e.g., yellow/violet; red/green; orange/blue) and discuss how artists use them to communicate an idea or mood.

1.4 Describe the concept of proportion (in face, figure) as used in works of art.

Analyze Art Elements and Principles of Design

1.5 Describe and analyze the elements of art (e.g., color, shape/form, line, texture, space, value), emphasizing form, as they are used in works of art and found in the environment.

3.0 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT

Understanding the Historical Contributions and Cultural Dimensions of the Visual Arts

Role and Development of the Visual Arts

3.1  Describe how art plays a role in reflecting life (e.g., in Diversity of the Visual Arts

3.2  Identify and discuss the content of works of art in the past and present, focusing on the different cultures that have contributed to California’s history and art heritage.

4.0 AESTHETIC VALUING

Responding to, Analyzing, and Making Judgments About Works in the Visual Arts

Derive Meaning

4.1  Describe how using the language of the visual arts helps to works of art.

4.2  Identify and describe how a person’s own cultural context influences individual responses to works of art.

4.3  Discuss how the subject and selection of media relate to the meaning or purpose of a work of art.

Make Informed Judgments

4.4  Identify and describe how various cultures define and value art differently.

4.5  Describe how the individual experiences of an artist may influence the development of specific works of art.