Montana State Standards for Arts Education: Grade 7
MT.1. Students create, perform/exhibit, and respond in the Arts. Apply and describe the concepts, structures, and processes in the Arts.
1.1. Students will create a work from their own ideas and images based on themes, symbols, events and personal experiences.
1.2. Students will select a variety of materials and sources to demonstrate a specific art form.
1.3. Students will prepare and/or revise works for presentation.
1.4. Students will collaborate with others to make artistic choices.
1.5. Students will describe and analyze artistic choices in their own work and works of others.
MT.2. Students apply and describe the concepts, structures, and processes in the Arts.
2.1.a. Composition: Dance: Student will apply the elements of space (shape, level, path in space, pattern, form), time (duration, rhythm), and energy (movement quality) to compose dances.
2.1.b. Composition: Music: Student will apply the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre/tone color, and form.
2.1.c. Composition: Theatre: Student will apply the elements of plot, character, setting and mood.
2.1.d. Composition: Visual Arts: Student will apply the elements of line, shape, form, color, space, value, and texture to compose works of art and the principals of design-pattern, balance, contrast, rhythm, proportion, economy, movement, dominance.
2.2.a. Techniques: Dance: Student will apply the techniques of body awareness (e.g., control, flexibility, dynamics, expression, musicality) in class and performance.
2.2.b. Techniques: Music: Student will apply the techniques of expressive devices, dynamics, tempo, phrasing, accompaniment, interpretation, and improvisation.
2.2.c. Techniques: Theatre: Student will apply techniques to write, direct, act, and design.
2.2.d. Techniques: Visual Arts: Student will apply knowledge of techniques to create works (e.g., painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, computer arts, graphic design, sculpture, and indigenous/ traditional arts).
2.3.a. Medium: Dance: Student will demonstrate the human body in motion.
2.3.b. Medium: Music: Student will perform vocal and/or instrumental solos, or in ensembles.
2.3.c. Medium: Theatre: Student will perform solo and in ensemble (e.g., mime, live, film, video productions).
2.3.d. Medium: Visual Arts: Student will select a course of action using two-dimensional processes (e.g., painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, computer arts) and the three-dimensional processes (e.g., sculpture, indigenous/ traditional arts).
2.4.a. Function: Dance: Student will identify examples of social, theatrical, and traditional dance.
2.4.b. Function: Music: Student will perform examples of music (e.g., ceremonial, celebration, concerts, theatre, dance, film, social, community, entertainment).
2.4.c. Function: Theatre: Student will perform in classroom or school programs/productions.
2.4.d. Function: Visual Arts: Student will demonstrate and compare examples of cultural, political, communication, expressive, commercial, and environmental visual arts.
2.5.a. Style: Dance: Student will identify examples of folk, popular, historical, and contemporary (e.g., ballet, jazz, modern, tap) dance.
2.5.b. Style: Music: Student will perform examples of music (e.g., folk, jazz, ethnic, popular, classical, time period).
2.5.c. Style: Theatre: Student will perform examples of theatre (e.g., comedy, melodrama, plays from historical periods).
2.5.d. Style: Visual Arts: Student will demonstrate examples of historical, contemporary, and traditional visual arts, including American Indian art.
2.6.a. Presentation: Dance: Student will rehearse, perform, and critique dance.
2.6.b. Presentation: Music: Student will rehearse, perform, and critique musical performances.
2.6.c. Presentation: Theatre: Student will rehearse, perform, and critique storytelling and improvisation.
2.6.d. Presentation: Visual Arts: Student will exhibit craftsmanship, completion, and develop a body of work.
MT.3. Students develop and refine arts skills and techniques to express ideas, pose and solve problems, and discover meaning.
3.1. Students will use art materials, techniques, technologies, and processes to create specific responses.
3.2. Students will communicate intended meaning based on their own ideas and concepts from other sources.
3.3. Students will use improvisation/experimentation to determine solutions.
3.4.a. Students will use technical skills. Dance-Students will perform movements and rhythm patterns with control and expression.
3.4.b. Students will use technical skills. Music-Students will use accepted performance and expressive techniques (e.g., breath control, posture) while singing and playing music in small and large ensembles.
3.4.c. Students will use technical skills. Theatre-Students will use scenery, properties, sound, costume, and make-up to communicate locale and mood.
3.4.d. Students will use technical skills. Visual Arts-Students will experiment and practice with a variety of media to achieve clarity of expression.
3.5.a. Students will understand and use symbol systems. Dance-Students will use dance elements (space, time, energy) to discuss movement and produce movements demonstrated and/ or described in words.
3.5.b. Students will understand and use symbol systems. Music-Students will identify and define standard notation symbols including pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, articulation, and expression.
3.5.c. Students will understand and use symbol systems. Theatre-Students will understand and apply stage direction and ground plans.
3.5.d. Students will understand and use symbol systems. Visual Arts-Students will examine the breadth and depth of possible responses presented by media and media techniques.
MT.4. Students analyze characteristics and merits of the student's work and the work of others.
4.1. Students will evaluate the quality and effectiveness of their own and other art works by applying specific criteria appropriate to the style and offer constructive suggestions for improvement.
4.2. Students will describe the influence of personal experience on the interpretation of works of art.
4.3. Students will develop and apply criteria for evaluating quality and effectiveness of the work of art.
4.4. Students will describe and compare a variety of individual responses to works of art.
MT.5. Students understand the role of the Arts in society, diverse cultures, and historical periods.
5.1. Students will demonstrate how history/culture and the Arts influence each other.
5.2. Students will identify, describe, and analyze specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places in the context in which they were created.
5.3. Students will compare various reasons for creating works of art.
5.4. Students will describe how people's emotions and experiences influence the development of specific art works.
5.5. Students will demonstrate appropriate audience behavior for the context and style of art presented.
5.6. Students will determine the connection of a work of art to societal and cultural change or preservation, including American Indian culture and art.
MT.6. Students make connections among the Arts, other subject areas, life, and work.
6.1. Students will compare and explain how the characteristic materials of each art (e.g., sound in music, visual stimuli in visual arts, movement in dance, human interrelationships in theatre) correlate to similar events, scenes, emotions, or ideas.
6.2. Students will utilize interrelated elements among the Arts and other subject areas.
6.3. Students will explore vocational and avocational opportunities in the Arts.
6.4. Students will identify how works of art reflect the environment in which they are created.