Nevada State Standards for Arts Education: Grade 7

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NV.1.0. Music: Singing - Students sing a varied repertoire of music alone and with others.

1.8.1. Individual Singing Technique: Sing with technical accuracy and good breath control throughout their singing ranges.

1.8.2. Choral Singing Technique: Sing a repertoire of vocal literature in small and large ensembles with expression, technical accuracy, and breath control.

1.8.3. Independent Part Singing: Sing choral literature written in two and three parts with and without accompaniment.

1.8.4. Variety of Repertoire: Sing music representing diverse genres and styles (e.g. Baroque, classical).

NV.2.0. Music: Playing Instruments - Students perform a varied repertoire of music on instruments alone and with others.

2.8.1. Individual Playing Techniques: Play with expression and technical accuracy on at least one string, wind, percussion, or classroom instrument.

2.8.2. Ensemble Playing Technique: Play in large ensembles demonstrating appropriate ensemble technique while following a conductor.

2.8.3. Independent Part Playing: Perform multiple-part ensemble literature.

2.8.4. Variety of Repertoire: Play a varied repertoire of instrumental literature representing diverse genres and styles.

NV.3.0. Music: Improvisation - Students improvise melodies, variations, and accompaniments.

3.8.1. Improvising Rhythms and Melodies: Improvise simple melodies.

3.8.2. Improvising Harmonies: Improvise simple harmonies in a given key.

3.8.3. Improvising Variations: Improvise melodic and rhythmic embellishments on given pentatonic melodies.

NV.4.0. Music: Writing - Students compose and arrange music within specified guidelines.

4.8.2. Composing: Compose short pieces using the elements of music.

4.8.3. Arranging: Arrange simple pieces for voices/instruments other than those for which the pieces were originally composed.

NV.5.0. Music: Reading - Students read and notate music.

5.8.1. Rhythmic Reading: Read whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth, and dotted notes, and rests in 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8, 3/8, and alla breve meter signatures.

5.8.2. Melodic Reading: Read simple melodies in the student's appropriate clef.

5.8.3. Musical Symbols: Apply music symbols to the repertoire.

5.8.4. Sight Reading: Sight read in unison with technical accuracy and expression.

5.8.5. Notating: Notate simple musical phrases using standard symbols.

NV.6.0. Music: Listening - Students listen to, analyze, and describe music.

6.8.1. Analysis of Elements of Music and Performance: Apply knowledge of the elements of music in aural examples.

6.8.2. Analysis Within Cultural and Historical Context: Describe the uses of the elements of music in aural examples representing diverse genres and cultures.

NV.7.0. Music: Evaluation - Students evaluate music and music performances.

7.8.1. Developing Musical Criteria: Develop musical criteria for evaluating the quality and effectiveness of performances and compositions.

7.8.2. Applying Musical Criteria: Evaluate the quality of their own and others' performances and compositions, justifying their opinions.

NV.8.0. Music: Application to Life - Students demonstrate relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

8.8.1. Commonalities Among the Arts: Compare how the characteristics appropriate to each art form can be used to describe similar themes (e.g. motion, inspiration).

8.8.2. Commonalities Between the Arts and Other Disciplines: Compare concepts common to music and other disciplines outside the arts that are interrelated with those of music (e.g. the Underground Railroad and the use of spirituals for coded escape messages).

NV.9.0. Music: Cultural and Historical Connections - Students demonstrate knowledge of the historical periods and cultural diversity of music.

9.8.1. Cultural and Historical Context: Describe distinguishing characteristics of representative styles from a variety of historical periods, American musical history, and world cultures.

9.8.2. Role of Music and Musicians: Compare and contrast the roles of musicians and the conditions under which they perform in several world cultures.

NV.10.0. Music: Cross-curricular - Students demonstrate an understanding of movement through skills, techniques, choreography, and as a form of communication.

10.8.1. No indicator of progress for Grade 8

NV.1.0. Theater: Students recognize and understand the components of theatrical production including script writing, directing, and production.

1.8.1. Scriptwriting: Write a script with appropriate format (i.e. acts, scenes), simple stage directions, cast of characters, and technical needs.

1.8.2. Directing: Direct actors or be directed by others using stage direction vocabulary.

1.8.3. Understanding Roles of Stage Personnel: Identify and describe the roles and responsibilities of stage production personnel.

1.8.4. Determining an Interpretation: Analyze and convey the playwright's intention.

1.8.5. Publicity: Design and produce publicity for a production (e.g. posters, flyers).

1.8.6. Set Design: Work collaboratively and safely to design and construct a box set for a production.

1.8.7. Props, Costumes, and Make-up: Design and create props, costumes, and make-up for characters with attention to age, culture, and overall interpretation of a script.

1.8.8. Understanding Lighting and Sound: Identify appropriate sound and lighting effects for any dramatized event (e.g. interior, exterior).

1.8.9. Designing Lights and Sound: Create appropriate sound effects and suggest lighting for a dramatized event.

NV.2.0. Theater: Students understand and demonstrate the role of the actor in the theater.

2.8.1. Character Analysis: Analyze a character to determine actions, intentions, and biography.

2.8.2. Acting Skills: Demonstrate acting skills utilizing appropriate focus/concentration, breathing and vocal techniques, memory and sensory recall, and physical movement.

2.8.3. Characterization: Create and sustain a believable character for stage.

NV.3.0. Theater: Students apply and demonstrate critical and creative thinking skills in theater, film television, or electronic media.

3.8.1. Production/Performance Analysis: Evaluate the established elements of theater found in a dramatized performance.

3.8.2. Aesthetic Criteria: Analyze the emotional impact of the visual, aural, and kinesthetic elements of a performance.

3.8.3. Genre Identification: Identify examples of, high and low comedy and tragedy.

NV.4.0. Theater: Students recognize and explain how theatrical experiences contribute to a better understanding of history, culture, and human relationships.

4.8.1. History and Culture: Explain how theater reveals information about other historical periods and cultures.

4.8.2. Human Relationships: Identify the sources of conflict between characters in a dramatized event.

NV.5.0. Theater: Students make connections with theater, the other arts, and academic disciplines.

5.8.1. Connection to Other Arts: Identify and explain how the choices of visual arts, dance, and music enhance the interpretation of a dramatic event.

5.8.2. Connection to History: Explain the roots of theater in Western civilization.

5.8.3. Connection to Other Academic Disciplines: Explain how advancements in the sciences have enhanced dramatized events (e.g. special effects, sound that surrounds the audience).

NV.1.0. Visual Arts: Knowledge - Students know and apply visual arts media, techniques, and processes.

1.8.1. Knowledge: Compare and contrast the use of media, techniques, and processes in works of art.

1.8.2. Response: Analyze one's own selection and use of media, techniques, and processes to elicit intended responses.

1.8.3. Creation: Use and explain why various media, techniques, and processes are used to produce works of art that communicate ideas and experiences.

NV.2.0. Visual Arts: Application - Students use knowledge of visual characteristics, purposes, and functions.

2.8.1. Knowledge (Visual Characteristics): Analyze and evaluate the effects of visual characteristics in works of art.

2.8.2. Knowledge (Purposes/Functions): Analyze and evaluate a variety of artworks to determine purposes and/or functions.

2.8.3. Response: Discuss why visual characteristics, purposes, and/or functions may be effective in works of art.

2.8.4. Creation: Explain how one's own artwork employs various visual characteristics to communicate.

NV.3.0. Visual Arts: Content - Students choose, apply, and evaluate a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas.

3.8.1. Visual Characteristics: Explain the origins of specific subject matter, symbols, and ideas.

3.8.2. Creation: Plan and produce works of art that use a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas from varied times and places to communicate meaning.

3.8.3. Response: Analyze the degree to which subject matter, symbols, and ideas are successfully used to communicate meaning.

NV.4.0. Visual Arts: Context - Students understand the visual arts in relation to history and cultures.

4.8.1. Knowledge: Categorize and discuss visual characteristics of selected works of art in relationship to a variety of historical and cultural contexts.

4.8.2. Response: Describe the purpose and discuss the meaning of specific art objects within varied cultures, times, and places.

4.8.3. Creation: Research a culture and create an artwork that demonstrates how historical and cultural factors influence visual characteristics.

NV.5.0. Visual Arts: Interpretation - Students analyze and assess characteristics, merits, and meanings in their own artwork and the work of others.

5.8.1. Knowledge (Characteristics): Interpret artwork based on various characteristics such as themes, styles, purposes, and subject matter.

5.8.2. Knowledge (Merits): Differentiate among degrees of merit in various works of art.

5.8.3. Knowledge (Meaning): Analyze and generate new meaning of their artwork and the work of others.

5.8.4. Response: Develop and explain a personal position of aesthetic and critical analysis of an artwork.

NV.6.0. Visual Arts: Cross-curricular - Students demonstrate relationships between visual arts, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

6.8.1. Integration with Other Disciplines: Explain how the basic principles of art are similar to principles of other disciplines (e.g. contrast, balance, dominance).

6.8.2. Integration with Other Fine Arts: Research and analyze the relationships between the visual arts and other arts in terms of basic principles and subject matter (e.g. rhythm and movement).

6.8.3. Creation: Create works of art reflecting principles common to the arts and multiple disciplines.

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