Wisconsin State Standards for Arts Education: Kindergarten
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WI.A. Art and Design: Knowing: Visual Memory and Knowledge: Students in Wisconsin will know and remember information and ideas about the art and design around them and throughout the world.
A.4.1. Students will develop a basic mental storehouse of images
A.4.2. Students will learn basic vocabulary related to their study of art
A.4.3. Students will learn about basic styles of art from their own and other parts of the world
A.4.4. Students will learn about styles of art from various times
A.4.5. Students will know that art is one of the greatest achievements of human beings
A.4.6. Students will know that art is a basic way of thinking and communicating about the world
WI.B. Art and Design: Knowing: History, Citizenship, and Environment: Students in Wisconsin will understand the value and significance of the visual arts, media and design in relation to history, citizenship, the environment, and social development.
B.4.1. Students will understand that artists and cultures throughout history have used art to communicate ideas and to develop functions, structures, and designs
B.4.2. Students will recognize that form, function, meaning, and expressive qualities of art and design change from culture to culture and artist to artist
B.4.3. Students will know that works of art and designed objects relate to specific cultures, times, and places
B.4.4. Students will know that art is influenced by artists, designers, and cultures
B.4.5. Students will understand that their choices in art are shaped by their own culture and society
B.4.6. Students will know basic ways to describe, analyze, interpret, and judge art images and objects from various cultures, artists, and designers
B.4.7. Students will begin to understand environmental and aesthetic issues related to the design of packaging, industrial products, and cities
B.4.8. Students will learn that art historians, cultural anthropologists, and philosophers of art contribute to an understanding of art and design
WI.C. Art and Design: Doing: Visual Design and Production: Students in Wisconsin will design and produce quality original images and objects, such as paintings, sculptures, designed objects, photographs, graphic designs, videos, and computer images.
C.4.1. Students will explore the elements and principles of design
C.4.2. Students will explore what makes quality design
C.4.3. Students will know how the design of art changes its meaning
C.4.4. Students will use design to improve artwork
C.4.5. Students will look at nature and works of art as visual resources
C.4.6. Students will use sketching to develop ideas for their artwork
C.4.7. Students will develop basic skills to produce quality art
C.4.8. Students will explore the natural characteristics of materials and their possibilities and limitations
C.4.9. Students will be aware of their creative processes to better understand their work
C.4.10. Students will develop personal responsibility for their learning and creative processes
WI.D. Art and Design: Doing: Practical Applications: Students in Wisconsin will apply their knowledge of people, places, ideas, and language of art and design to their daily lives.
D.4.1. Students will know basic information, such as the history, public art, and unique architecture, of their own cultural community
D.4.2. Students will know about artists and designers, such as architects, furniture designers, critics, preservationists, museum curators, and gallery owners, in their community
D.4.3. Students will know that the environment influences the look and use of art, architecture, and design
D.4.4. Students will learn about basic concepts in art, such as 'form follows function,' 'less is more,' balance, symmetry, and originality
D.4.5. Students will learn basic language used in art
D.4.6. Students will use problem-solving strategies that promote fluency, flexibility, elaboration, and originality
WI.E. Art and Design: Communicating: Visual Communication and Expression: Students in Wisconsin will produce quality images and objects that effectively communicate and express ideas using varied media, techniques, and processes.
E.4.1. Students will communicate basic ideas by producing studio art forms, such as drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, jewelry, fibers, and ceramics
E.4.2. Students will communicate basic ideas by producing design art forms, such as graphic design, product design, architecture, landscape, and media arts, such as film, photography, and multimedia
E.4.3. Students will communicate basic ideas by producing popular images and objects, such as folk art, traditional arts and crafts, popular arts, mass media, and consumer products
E.4.4. Students will communicate basic ideas by producing visual communication forms useful in everyday life, such as sketches, diagrams, graphs, plans, and models
E.4.5. Students will use the visual arts to express ideas that cannot be expressed by words alone
WI.F. Art and Design: Communicating: Visual Media and Technology: Students in Wisconsin will understand the role of, and be able to use, computers, video, and other technological tools and equipment.
F.4.1. Students will learn that art includes mass media, such as magazines, television, computers, and films
F.4.2. Students will know that art techniques are used in mass media
F.4.3. Students will know that advertisements, news, and entertainment programs contain visual messages
F.4.4. Students will know that there are stereotypes in visual media
F.4.5. Students will know that production techniques affect viewers' perceptions
F.4.6. Students will learn simple media techniques
F.4.7. Students will learn how media productions are made
F.4.8. Students will learn to make changes in media production
WI.G. Art and Design: Thinking: Art and Design Criticism: Students in Wisconsin will interpret visual experiences, such as artwork, designed objects, architecture, movies, television, and multimedia images, using a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas.
G.4.1. Students will know that art communicates ideas
G.4.2. Students will know that artwork has meanings
G.4.3. Students will talk and write about the meanings of artworks and design
G.4.4. Students will know how to create works of art that have meanings
WI.H. Art and Design: Thinking: Visual Thinking: Students in Wisconsin will develop perception, visual discrimination, and media literacy skills to become visually educated people.
H.4.1. Students will study the patterns and color in nature
H.4.2. Students will use drawing to examine objects closely
H.4.3. Students will show differences among colors, shapes, textures, and other qualities of objects in their artwork
H.4.4. Students will create three-dimensional forms with paper, clay, and other materials
H.4.5. Students will be able to read simple maps, charts, and plans
H.4.6. Students will know how artists make photographs and films
WI.I. Art and Design: Understanding: Personal and Social Development: Students in Wisconsin will use their senses and emotions through art and design to develop their minds and to improve social relationships.
I.4.1. Students will use art to understand how they feel
I.4.2. Students will make art that shows how they sometimes feel
I.4.3. Students will talk or write about feelings in a work of art
I.4.4. Students will recognize their own feelings when they look at work of art
I.4.5. Students will understand that art is made by people from different times, places, and cultures
I.4.6. Students will realize that creating or looking at art can bring out different feelings
I.4.7. Students will work alone and with others to develop visual ideas and objects
WI.J. Art and Design: Understanding: Cultural and Aesthetic Understanding: Students in Wisconsin will reflect upon the nature of art and design and meaning in art and culture.
J.4.1. Students will explore the purposes and functions of art
J.4.2. Students will understand that the choice of materials and techniques influences the expressive quality of art
J.4.3. Students will learn that different cultures think about art differently
J.4.4. Students will learn that philosophers think about art
J.4.5. Students will begin to understand their own ideas about the purposes and meanings of art
J.4.6. Students will begin learning the value of art as a basic part of being human
J.4.7. Students will begin to understand and apply the role of art criticism and aesthetic knowledge in art and design
J.4.8. Students will know that different cultures have different concepts of beauty
J.4.9. Students will understand the difference between original artworks, reproductions, and copies
J.4.10. Students will talk about art in basic terms
WI.K. Art and Design: Creating: Making Connections: Students in Wisconsin will make connections among the arts, other disciplines, other cultures, and the world of work.
K.4.1. Students will connect their knowledge and skills in art to other areas, such as the humanities, sciences, social studies, and technology
K.4.2. Students will invent new ways to communicate ideas and solutions to problems in art
K.4.3. Students will use what they are learning about life, nature, the physical world, and people to create art
K.4.4. Students will use a variety of tools, such as words, numbers, sounds, movements, images, objects, emotions, technology, and spaces, to help understand and communicate about the visual world
K.4.5. Students will know art includes activities, such as museum curation, historic preservation, collecting, and writing about art and design
K.4.6. Students will know about some of the similarities and differences of world cultures by studying their fine arts: music, dance, theatre, literature, and architecture
WI.L. Art and Design: Creating: Visual Imagination and Creativity: Students in Wisconsin will use their imaginations and creativity to develop multiple solutions to problems, expand their minds, and create ideas for original works of art and design.
L.4.1. Students will use their knowledge, intuition, and personal experiences to develop ideas for artwork
L.4.2. Students will begin to develop a base of knowledge and skills from which to create new ideas
L.4.3. Students will explore the role that personal traits, such as independent thinking, courage, integrity, insight, dedication, and patience, play in creating quality art and design
L.4.4. Students will understand that art is created by people and changes our time and culture
L.4.5. Students will explore nature and designs by artists as sources for new ideas for their artwork
L.4.6. Students will understand that artists develop a personal style that reflects who they are
L.4.7. Students will exhibit imagination by interpreting situations from more than one point of view
WI.A. Dance: Motor Learning: Students in Wisconsin will recognize, understand, and demonstrate movement elements and skills in dance.
A.4.1. Students will recognize and explore space, time, and force as the three elements of dance
A.4.2. Students will define and maintain personal space and move safely in groups throughout the general space
A.4.3. Students will demonstrate eight basic foot locomotor movements (walk, run, hop, jump, leap, gallop, slide, and skip)
A.4.4. Students will demonstrate and combine nonlocomotor/axial movements (such as bend, twist, rotate, stretch, or swing)
A.4.5. Students will explore forms of locomotion using other bases of support (such as roll, crawl, cartwheel, or slide)
A.4.6. Students will combine various locomotor forms with directional changes (such as forward, backward, sidewards, diagonal, or turn)
A.4.7. Students will create shapes through movement and move at low, medium, and high levels
A.4.8. Students will demonstrate movements using various pathways (such as straight, curved, zig-zag, twisted, or turning) on the ground and in the air
A.4.9. Students will demonstrate rhythmic awareness by moving to a musical beat and responding to changes in tempo
A.4.10. Students will explore the basic effort actions (such as thrust, press, glide, wring, dab, flick, or slash)
A.4.11. Students will develop kinesthetic awareness (movement perception and muscle sense)
A.4.12. Students will demonstrate concentration and focus while moving
A.4.13. Students will observe and describe movement elements in creative dance studies using appropriate movement/dance vocabulary
WI.B. Dance: Kinesthetic Awareness: Students in Wisconsin will use the body as the instrument of expression and use movement as the medium to develop kinesthetic awareness.
B.4.1. Students will recognize and apply the laws of motion, such as gravity and momentum, while exploring movement
B.4.2. Students will study efficient principles of movement
B.4.3. Students will develop awareness of body alignment while performing basic movement sequences
B.4.4. Students will develop strength, flexibility, balance, and neuromuscular coordination
B.4.5. Students will develop and value a positive body image
WI.C. Dance: Improvisation: Students in Wisconsin will improvise using movement elements, themes, personal experience, and imagination.
C.4.1. Students will use improvisation to explore, discover, and invent movement
C.4.2. Students will improvise spontaneous dances using poetry, stories, and props
WI.D. Dance: Choreography: Students in Wisconsin will create movement compositions based on choreographic principles, processes, and forms.
D.4.1. Students will create a sequence with a beginning, middle, and an end, with and without rhythmic accompaniment
D.4.2. Students will create a dance phrase, repeat it, and vary it (making changes in the space, time, and/or force or energy)
D.4.3. Students will demonstrate the following skills: leading, following, echoing, and mirroring
D.4.4. Students will integrate the basic compositional elements of unity, contrast, repetition, and variety into dances
D.4.5. Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively alone, cooperatively with a partner, and in small groups
D.4.6. Students will begin to use scientific and/or mathematical concepts to create movement studies
WI.E. Dance: Critical Thinking: Students in Wisconsin will develop critical and creative thinking through their dance experience.
E.4.1. Students will identify how dance movement is similar to and different from ordinary movement
E.4.2. Students will observe and describe similarities and differences in basic movement patterns
E.4.3. Students will identify the movement elements in creative movement studies
E.4.4. Students will select and use basic compositional elements to create a short dance study
E.4.5. Students will create a dance project that reveals understanding of a concept or idea
WI.F. Dance: Communication and Expression: Students in Wisconsin will understand the expressive power of dance as a means of communication and understand that it is subject to multiple interpretations.
F.4.1. Students will discover their potential for communicating through movement
F.4.2. Students will explore and discover multiple solutions to a given movement problem
F.4.3. Students will present dances and discuss how movement choices convey meaning
F.4.4. Students will interpret and react to dance through discussion
WI.G. Dance: Appreciation: Students in Wisconsin will reflect upon and appreciate dance as an art form past and present.
G.4.1. Students will study influential dancers and choreographers
WI.H. Dance: Making Connections: Students in Wisconsin will dance to build bridges to other disciplines and cultures.
H.4.1. Students will perform folk dances from various cultures within a historical and cultural context
H.4.2. Students will learn and share a dance from their cultural heritage
H.4.3. Students will utilize community dance resources (such as people, books, or videos)
H.4.4. Students will study dance from a particular culture and/or time period
H.4.5. Students will create a dance project that illustrates a concept shared with another discipline (such as the idea of positive and negative space, a concept shared by art and dance)
H.4.6. Students will respond to a dance using another discipline (such as write a story about the dance)
WI.I. Dance: Healthful Living: Students in Wisconsin will make connections between dance and healthful living.
I.4.1. Students will understand how dancing influences healthy living choices
I.4.2. Students will use injury-preventing practices (such as warming-up, safe stretching, safe landing, and cooling-down)
I.4.3. Students will create a warm-up and discuss how that warm-up prepares the body and mind for expressive purposes
I.4.4. Students will explain strategies to prevent dance injuries
I.4.5. Students will recognize dance's potential to foster physical and emotional well-being
WI.J. Dance: Dance and Technology: Students in Wisconsin will expand dance horizons through the use of technology.
J.4.1. Students will create a video portfolio of dance studies and performances
J.4.2. Students will create and record audio tapes to accompany dance studies
J.4.3. Students will view videos of dances from other cultures and/or professional dance performances
J.4.4. Students will begin to use computer technology to facilitate dance-related research
J.4.5. Students will use the computer to note or describe a simple dance sequence or composition
J.4.6. Students will create a short dance video
WI.A. Music: Music Performance: Singing: Students in Wisconsin will sing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
A.4.1. Students in general music classes will sing independently, on pitch, and in rhythm with appropriate timbre, diction, and posture, and maintain a steady tempo
A.4.2. Students in general music classes will sing expressively with appropriate dynamics, phrasing, and interpretation
A.4.3. Students in general music classes will sing from memory a varied repertoire of songs representing genres and styles from diverse cultures
A.4.4. Students in general music classes will sing ostinati, partner songs, and rounds
A.4.5. Students in general music classes will sing in groups, blending vocal timbres, matching dynamic levels, and responding to the cues of the conductor
A.4.6. Students in instrumental classes will sing on pitch using neutral syllables, note names, or solfege
A.4.7. Students in instrumental classes will sing with rhythmic accuracy
WI.B. Music: Music Performance: Instrumental: Students in Wisconsin will play, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music on instruments.
B.4.1. Students in general music classes will play on pitch, in rhythm, with appropriate dynamics and timbre, and maintain a steady tempo
B.4.2. Students in general music classes will play easy rhythmic, melodic, and chordal patterns accurately and independently on rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic classroom instruments
B.4.3. Students in general music classes will play expressively a varied repertoire of music representing diverse genres and styles
B.4.4. Students in general music classes will echo short rhythmic and melodic patterns
B.4.5. Students in general music classes will play in groups, blending instrumental timbres, matching dynamic levels, and responding to the cues of a conductor
B.4.6. Students in general music classes will play independent instrumental parts while other students sing or play contrasting parts
B.4.7. Students in instrumental classes will perform on at least one instrument, alone and in small groups and large ensembles, with correct posture and playing position
B.4.8. Students in instrumental classes will perform a repertoire of instrumental literature with a level of difficulty of one on a scale of one to six, using dynamic control and demonstrating a basic understanding of key and time signatures
B.4.9. Students in instrumental classes will perform independently against contrasting parts
B.4.10. Students in instrumental classes will demonstrate basic characteristic tone on their instrument
WI.C. Music: Music Creativity: Improvisation: Students in Wisconsin will improvise music.
C.4.1. Students in general music classes will improvise in the same style answers to given rhythmic and melodic questions
C.4.2. Students in general music classes will improvise simple rhythmic and melodic ostinato accompaniments
C.4.3. Students in general music classes will improvise simple rhythmic variations and melodic embellishments on given pentatonic melodies
C.4.4. Students in general music classes will improvise short songs and instrumental pieces, using a variety of sound sources, including traditional sounds, sounds available in the classroom, body sounds, and sounds produced by electronic means
C.4.5. Students in instrumental classes will echo simple rhythmic and melodic patterns
C.4.6. Students in instrumental classes will play and embellish simple melodies by ear
WI.D. Music: Music Creativity: Composition: Students in Wisconsin will compose and arrange music.
D.4.1. Students in general music classes will create and arrange music to accompany readings and dramatizations
D.4.2. Students in general music classes will create and arrange short songs and instrumental pieces within specified guidelines
D.4.3. Students in general music classes will use a variety of sound sources when composing and arranging
D.4.4. Students in instrumental classes will explore, in large group settings, compositional devices using sound effects
D.4.5. Students in instrumental classes will compose simple melodies for their own instrument
WI.E. Music: Music Literacy: Reading and Notating: Students in Wisconsin will read and notate music.
E.4.1. Students in general music classes will read whole, half, quarter, eighth, and dotted notes and rests in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 meter signatures
E.4.2. Students in general music classes will use a system (syllables, numbers, or letters) to read simple pitch notation in the treble clef in major keys
E.4.3. Students in general music classes will identify symbols and traditional terms referring to dynamics, tempo, and articulation and interpret them correctly when performing
E.4.4. Students in general music classes will use standard symbols to notate meter, rhythm, pitch, and dynamics in pattern and/or song
E.4.5. Students in instrumental classes will invent a system of nontraditional music notation
E.4.6. Students in instrumental classes will read whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes in 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 meter signatures
E.4.7. Students in instrumental classes will recognize standard musical symbols of pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and articulation
WI.F. Music: Music Response: Analysis: Students in Wisconsin will analyze and describe music.
F.4.1. Students in general music classes will identify phrases and sections of music that are the same, similar, and/or different
F.4.2. Students in general music classes will identify simple music forms upon listening to a given example
F.4.3. Students in general music classes will demonstrate perceptual skills by listening to, answering questions about, and describing music of various styles representing diverse cultures
F.4.4. Students in general music classes will use appropriate terminology in explaining music, music notation, music instruments and voices, and music performances
F.4.5. Students in general music classes will identify the sounds of a variety of instruments, including many orchestra and band instruments and instruments from various cultures, as well as male and female adult voices
F.4.6. Students in general music classes will respond through purposeful physical movement to selected prominent music characteristics or to specific music events while listening to music
F.4.7. Students in instrumental classes will identify sounds of various band and orchestra instruments
F.4.8. Students in instrumental classes will identify simple musical devices, such as form, contrast, and texture
WI.G. Music: Music Response: Evaluation: Students in Wisconsin will evaluate music and music performances.
G.4.1. Students in general music classes will devise criteria for evaluating performances and compositions
G.4.2. Students in general music classes will explain, using appropriate music terminology, personal preferences for specific musical works and styles
G.4.3. Students in general music classes will evaluate the quality of their own and others' performances and offer constructive suggestions for improvement
G.4.4. Students in instrumental classes will evaluate the quality of their own performance and the performance of others
G.4.5. Students in instrumental classes will contribute constructive suggestions for improvement
WI.H. Music: Music Connections: The Arts: Students in Wisconsin will relate music to the other arts and disciplines outside the arts.
H.4.1. Students in general music classes will identify similarities and differences in the meanings of common terms used in the various arts
H.4.2. Students in general music classes will identify ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with those of music
H.4.3. Students in instrumental classes will identify terms common in the arts, such as texture, color, form, and movement
H.4.4. Students in instrumental classes will recognize the relationship of music to principles in other disciplines
WI.I. Music: Music Connections: History and Culture: Students in Wisconsin will relate music to history and culture.
I.4.1. Students in general music classes will demonstrate audience behavior appropriate for the context and style of music performed
I.4.2. Students in general music classes will listen to and identify, by genre or style, examples of music from various historical periods and world cultures
I.4.3. Students in general music classes will describe in simple terms how elements of music are used in music examples from various cultures of the world
I.4.4. Students in general music classes will identify various uses of music in their daily experiences and describe characteristics that make certain music suitable for each use
I.4.5. Students in general music classes will identify and describe roles of musicians in various music settings and world cultures
I.4.6. Students in instrumental classes will perform a varied repertoire of music from other cultures
I.4.7. Students in instrumental classes will perform music from various historical periods
WI.A. Theatre: Play Reading and Analysis: Students in Wisconsin will attend live theatre and read plays, be able to analyze and evaluate the play, and articulate (create meaning from) the play's message for individuals and society.
A.4.1. Students will attend a live theatre performance and discuss the experience
A.4.2. Students will read a play
WI.B. Theatre: Performance: Students in Wisconsin will work and think as actors and develop basic acting skills to portray characters who interact in improvised and scripted scenes.
B.4.1. Students will pretend to be someone else, creating a character based on scripted material or through improvisation, using props, costume pieces, and ideas
B.4.2. Students will create a human or animal character through physical movement with sounds and/or speech, using facial expressions
B.4.3. Students will create a human or animal character based upon a costume or object (prop)
B.4.4. Students will create a human or animal character based upon an original idea
WI.C. Theatre: Research and Analysis: Students in Wisconsin will research and analyze methods of presentation and audience response for theatre, the interconnections of theatre, community, other cultures, and historical periods for use as general knowledge.
C.4.1. Students will create a play based on information collected from another culture, subject area, or historic time period
C.4.2. Students will select a story or topic and plan a play with a beginning, middle, and end
C.4.3. Students will find information to help develop characters and the appropriate background for the presentation
WI.D. Theatre: Analysis of Process: Students in Wisconsin will work and think as theatre artists and reflect upon and assess the characteristics and merits of their own work and the work of others.
D4.1. Students will explain strengths and weakness of their own work and that of others
D.4.2. Students will identify strengths (what worked) and weaknesses (what didn't work) in character work and scenes presented in class
D.4.3. Students will identify what they need to do to make their character or scene more believable and/or understandable
D.4.4. Students will share their comments constructively and supportively within the group
WI.E. Theatre: Theatre Production: Students will think and work as playwrights, designers, managers, and/or directors to create and interpret improvised and scripted scenes.
E.4.1. Students will create a scene or play based on a story, another piece of literature, or an idea, with a beginning, middle, and end
E.4.2. Students will use props or furniture to create an environment for drama and create a character with costume pieces
E.4.3. Students will explain their choices for setting, characters, and other artistic elements
E.4.4. Students will create publicity for a dramatic presentation
E.4.5. Students will make decisions regarding the scene's visual elements (such as where doors are located or where the audience will sit)
E.4.6. Students will rehearse and perform a scene or play for peers and invited guests