South Dakota State Standards for Arts Education: Grade 12

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SD.1. Dance/Movement: Students will understand and use dance as a means for creative self expression and interpersonal communication.

1.1. Students will analyze how dance may express concepts, tell stories, evoke moods or emotions and symbolize ideas.

1.2. Students will create a dance performance that expresses personal interpretations of ideas or emotions.

1.3. Students will use movement patterns to communicate an understanding of themes and concepts from other disciplines.

SD.2. Dance/Movement: Students will understand the elements and techniques used in the creation and performance of dance.

2.1. Students will analyze the technical skill and consistency necessary in the presentation of various movement patterns and sequences.

2.2. Students will analyze appropriate skeletal alignment, body articulation, and coordination necessary within specific forms of movement.

2.3. Students will analyze projection and style in complex steps and patterns of movement.

SD.3. Dance/Movement: Students will understand the relationship between dance and history, culture, and society.

3.1. Students will analyze the relationship between historical events and the development of dance.

3.2. Students will research the role and contribution of dance in reflecting and influencing society in various cultures over time.

3.3. Students will analyze the influence of recognized artists on the evolution of specific dance forms.

SD.4. Dance/Movement: Students will demonstrate a capacity for critical and sensitive response to various dance experiences.

4.1. Students will evaluate specific forms of dance using appropriate technical and artistic criteria.

4.2. Students will justify dance preferences using personal aesthetic criteria.

4.3. Students will evaluate the quality and effectiveness of personal dance performances using specific criteria.

SD.1. Music: Performing: Students will use the performance of music as a means for creative expression and communication.

1.1. Students will sing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

1.1.1. Students will sing with expression and technical accuracy a large and varied repertoire of vocal literature, which requires well developed technical skills, attention to phrasing and interpretation, and ability to perform various meters and rhythms in a variety of keys, including some songs performed from memory.

1.1.2. Students will sing music written in four parts, with and without accompaniment.

1.1.3. Students will perform an appropriate part in an ensemble, demonstrating well-developed ensemble skills.

1.2. Students will perform on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

1.2.1. Students will perform with expression and technical accuracy a large and varied repertoire of instrumental literature.

1.2.2. Students will perform an appropriate part in an ensemble, demonstrating well-developed ensemble skills.

1.2.3. Students will perform in small ensembles with one student on a part.

1.2.4. Students will perform with expression and technical accuracy a large and varied repertoire of instrumental literature, which includes advanced technical and interpretive skills.

SD.2. Music: Creating: Students will communicate their thoughts and ideas through the creation of music.

2.1. Students will improvise melodies, variations, and accompaniments.

2.1.1. Students will improvise stylistically appropriate harmonizing parts.

2.1.2. Students will improvise rhythmic and melodic variations on given pentatonic melodies and melodies in major and minor keys.

2.1.3. Students will improvise original melodies over given chord progressions, each in a consistent style, meter, and tonality.

2.1.4. Students will improvise stylistically appropriate harmonizing parts in a variety of styles.

2.1.5. Students will improvise rhythmic and melodic variations on melodies in blues and modal scales.

2.1.6. Students will improvise original melodies in a variety of styles, over given chord progressions, each in a consistent style, meter, and tonality.

2.2. Students will compose and arrange music within specified guidelines.

2.2.1. Students will compose music in several distinct styles, demonstrating creativity in using the elements of music for expressive effect.

2.2.2. Students will arrange pieces for voices or instruments other than those for which the pieces were written.

2.2.3. Students will compose and arrange music for voices and various acoustic and electronic instruments, demonstrating knowledge of the ranges and traditional usages of the sound sources.

2.2.4. Students will compose music, demonstrating imagination and technical skill in applying the principles of composition.

SD.3. Music: Reading: Students will read and notate music.

3.1. Students will read and notate music.

3.1.1. Students will demonstrate the ability to read an instrumental or vocal score of up to four staves.

3.1.2. Students who participate in a choral or instrumental ensemble or class will

3.1.3. Students will sight-read music which contains moderate technical demands, expanded ranges, and varied interpretive requirements.

3.1.4. Students will interpret non-standard notation symbols used by some 20th century composers.

3.1.5. Students will demonstrate the ability to read a full instrumental or vocal score and explain all transpositions and clefs.

3.1.6. Students who participate in a choral or instrumental ensemble or class will

3.1.7. Students will sight-read, accurately and expressively, music which requires well developed technical skills.

SD.4. Music: Listening: Students will listen to, analyze, and evaluate music.

4.1. Students will listen to, analyze, and describe music.

4.1.1. Students will analyze aural examples of a varied repertoire of music, representing diverse genres and cultures, by describing the uses of elements of music and expressive devices.

4.1.2. Students will demonstrate understanding of the technical vocabulary of music.

4.2. Students will evaluate music and music performances.

4.2.1. Students will develop specific criteria for making informed, critical evaluations of the quality and effectiveness of performances, compositions, arrangements, and improvisations and apply the criteria in their personal participation in music.

4.2.2. Students will evaluate a performance, composition, arrangement, or improvisation by comparing it to similar or exemplary models.

4.2.3. Students will evaluate a given musical work in terms of its aesthetic qualities and explain the musical elements it uses to evoke feelings and emotions.

SD.5. Music: Performing: Understanding Relationships: Students will understand music's relationship to society, the other arts, disciplines outside the arts, history, and culture.

5.1. Students will understand relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

5.1.1. Students will explain and cite examples of how elements, artistic processes, and organizational principles are used in similar and distinctive ways in the various arts.

5.1.2. Students will compare characteristics of two or more arts within a particular historical period or style and cite examples from various cultures.

5.1.3. Students will explain ways in which the principles and subject matter of various disciplines outside the arts are interrelated with those of music.

5.1.4. Students will compare the uses of characteristic elements, artistic processes, and organizational principles among the arts in different historical periods and different cultures.

5.1.5. Students will compare and contrast careers in the arts.

5.2. Students will understand music in relation to history and culture.

5.2.1. Students will classify by genre or style and by historical period or culture, or ethnic group, aural examples of music and explain the reasoning behind their classification.

5.2.2. Students will identify sources of American music genres, trace the evolution of those genres, and cite well-known musicians associated with them.

5.2.3. Students will identify various roles that musicians perform, cite representative individuals who have functioned in each role, and describe their activities and achievements.

5.2.4. Students will identify and explain the stylistic features of a given musical work that serve to define its aesthetic tradition and its historical or cultural context.

5.2.5. Students will identify and describe music genres or styles that show the influence of two or more cultural traditions, identify the cultural source of each influence, and trace the historical conditions that produced the synthesis of influences.

SD.1. Theater/Dramatic Arts: Students will use theater as a means for creative self-expression and interpersonal communication.

1.1 Students will analyze and interpret the artistic meaning in various formal or informal productions.

1.2. Students will express ideas, feelings, and emotions through personal interpretation, creation, and improvisation.

1.3. Students will use dramatic presentations to communicate an understanding of themes and concepts from other disciplines.

SD.2. Theater/Dramatic Arts: Students will understand the technical and dramatic aspects used in the production and performance of theater.

2.1. Students will analyze the technical aspects of designing and directing a variety of theatrical productions.

2.2. Students will demonstrate and explain various classical and contemporary acting techniques and methods.

2.3. Students will analyze the physical, emotional, and social dimensions of characters in dramatic texts from various genres and media.

SD.3. Theater/Dramatic Arts: Students will understand the relationship between theater and history, culture, and society.

3.1. Students will analyze the relationship between historical events and the development of theatre.

3.2. Students will analyze the role and evolution of dramatic art forms in reflecting and influencing society in various cultures throughout history.

3.3. Students will evaluate the influence of individual artists from various cultures and historical periods.

SD.4. Theater/Dramatic Arts: Students will demonstrate a capacity for critical and sensitive response to various theater experiences.

4.1. Students will analyze the literary content and production of various forms of dramatic works according to distinct and appropriate criteria.

4.2. Students will justify preferences for dramatic works using personal aesthetic criteria.

4.3. Students will evaluate the quality and effectiveness of personal dramatic work using specific criteria.

SD.1. Visual Arts: Students will understand and use visual arts as means for creative self-expression and interpersonal communication.

1.1. Students will analyze how visual arts may express concepts, tell stories, evoke moods or emotions, and symbolize ideas.

1.2. Students will communicate personal ideas, experiences, or emotions through a variety of visual art media, processes and techniques.

1.3. Students will use artwork which communicates an understanding of themes or concepts from other disciplines.

SD.2. Visual Arts: Students will understand the media, techniques and processes used in the production of visual arts.

2.1. Students will analyze the various media and processes used in creating a variety of art forms.

2.2. Students will analyze a variety of techniques which give artwork definition and detail.

2.3. Students will determine and apply the appropriate compositional elements and organizational principles to solve specific visual art problems.

SD.3. Visual Arts: Students will understand the relationship between visual arts and history, culture, and society.

3.1. Students will analyze how the visual arts record, preserve, highlight and symbolize the history of humanity.

3.2. Students will analyze the role of visual arts in reflecting and influencing the culture and societies in which they are created.

3.3. Students will analyze the influence of significant artists on the evolution of the various forms of visual arts.

SD.4. Visual Arts: Students will demonstrate a capacity for critical and sensitive response to various visual arts experiences.

4.1. Students will evaluate works of art in terms of artistic concepts, ideas, or intentions using criteria appropriate for the style or form.

4.2. Students will justify visual art preferences using personal aesthetic criteria.

4.3. Students will evaluate the quality and effectiveness of personal artwork using specific criteria.

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