Montana State Standards for Arts Education: Grade 1
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 identify their own ideas and images based on themes, symbols, events and personal experiences
1.2. Students will use a variety of materials and sources to experiment with an art form.
1.3. Students will present their own work and works of others.
1.4. Students will collaborate with others in the creative process.
1.5. Students will describe how a variety of materials, techniques and processes cause different responses.
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 dance phrases.
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 and setting.
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 identify and apply the techniques of body awareness (e.g., control, flexibility, dynamics, expression, musicality) in class and performance.
2.2.b. Techniques: Music: Student will identify and apply the techniques of expressive devices, dynamics, tempo, phrasing, accompaniment, interpretation and improvisation.
2.2.c. Techniques: Theatre: Student will identify and apply techniques to develop scenarios, direct and act.
2.2.d. Techniques: Visual Arts: Student will identify and apply the techniques common to drawing, painting, sculpture, design, printmaking, 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 in ensemble (e.g., 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) and the three-dimensional processes (e.g., sculpture and 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 identify 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 identify examples of cultural, political, communication, expressive, commercial, and environmental visual arts.
2.5.a. Style: Dance: Student will identify examples of folk, popular, and contemporary (e.g., ballet, jazz, modern, tap) dance.
2.5.b. Style: Music: Student will identify examples of music (e.g., folk, jazz, ethnic, popular, classical, time period).
2.5.c. Style: Theatre: Student will identify and perform examples of theatre (e.g., comedy, melodrama).
2.5.d. Style: Visual Arts: Student will identify examples of historical, contemporary, and traditional visual arts, including American Indian art.
2.6.a. Presentation: Dance: Student will show dance composition with peers, emphasizing focus and concentration.
2.6.b. Presentation: Music: Student will participate in performances.
2.6.c. Presentation: Theatre: Student will demonstrate storytelling and creative dramatics.
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 general responses.
3.2. Students will communicate meaning through the art forms from selected subject matter.
3.3. Students will explore potential solutions to a given problem through the Arts.
3.4.a. Students will use technical skills. Dance-Students will perform movements and rhythm patterns.
3.4.b. Students will use technical skills. Music-Students will sing and play music using dynamics, phrasing, and interpretation.
3.4.c. Students will use technical skills. Theatre-Students will use mind, voice, and body to create characters and tell stories.
3.4.d. Students will use technical skills. Visual Arts-Students will create works of art with content that is consistent with media possibilities.
3.5.a. Students will identify and use an appropriate symbol system. 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 identify and use an appropriate symbol system. Music-Students will use standard symbols to identify meter, rhythm, pitch, and dynamics.
3.5.c. Students will identify and use an appropriate symbol system. Theatre-Students will recognize and use stage direction.
3.5.d. Students will identify and use an appropriate symbol system. Visual Arts-Students will recognize and use symbol language appropriate to media used to create works of art.
MT.4. Students analyze characteristics and merits of the student's work and the work of others.
4.1. Students will use vocabulary of the discipline to describe a variety of works of art.
4.2. Students will describe personal works to others.
4.3. Students will devise criteria for evaluation.
4.4. Students will recognize a variety of different responses to specific works of art.
MT.5. Students understand the role of the Arts in society, diverse cultures, and historical periods.
5.1. Students will recognize ways in which the Arts have both a historical and distinctive relationship to various cultures (e.g., American Indian) and media of expression.
5.2. Students will identify and describe specific works of art belonging to particular cultures, times and places.
5.3. Students will recognize various reasons for creating works of art.
5.4. Students will recognize common emotions, experiences, and expressions in art.
5.5. Students will demonstrate appropriate audience behavior for the context and style of art presented.
5.6. Students will explore their own culture as reflected through the Arts.
MT.6. Students make connections among the Arts, other subject areas, life, and work.
6.1. Students will identify similarities and differences in the meanings of common terms/elements used in the various Arts.
6.2. Students will identify interrelated elements among the Arts and other subject areas.
6.3. Students will identify the role of the Arts in the world of work.
6.4. Students will identify how art reflects life.