West Virginia State Standards for Arts Education: Grade 1

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WV.VA.S.1. General Art: Media, Techniques, and Processes: Students will identify media and materials used in creating art; understand processes and techniques in creating art; apply problem-solving skills in creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art; and use materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner.

VA.1.1.1. Students will identify the media, tools, techniques and processes used in painting, e.g., tempera, and its character on paper.

VA.1.1.2. Students will identify how the different techniques and processes of painting cause different appearances and responses, e.g., wet on wet and dry brush.

VA.1.1 3 Students will compare the media, tools, techniques, and processes used in sculpting, e.g., clay, paper.

VA.1.1.4. Students will identify how the different techniques and processes of sculpture cause different appearances and responses, e.g., additive, subtractive, pinch.

VA.1.1.5. Students will describe the differences in kinds of paper.

VA.1.1.6. Students will make art using various media to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.

VA.1.1.7. Students will make three-dimensional objects using various media to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.

VA.1.1.8. Students will use art materials and tools safely and responsibly.

WV.VA.S.2. General Art: Elements of Art and Principles of Design: Students will identify selected elements of art and principles of design as they relate to art and the environment; understand qualities of elements of art and principles of design as they apply to two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects and artworks; apply elements of art and principles of design as they relate to the problem-solving skills in the creation of art; and communicate expressive ideas that demonstrate an understanding of structures and functions in art.

VA.1.2.1. Students will experiment with primary, secondary, neutral, warm, and cool color.

VA.1.2.2. Students will discuss how colors evoke responses.

VA.1.2.3. Students will create art using line quality with a variety of materials and tools.

VA.1.2.4. Students will use shapes and overlapping shapes in their own artworks.

VA.1.2.5. Students will compare shape versus form, e.g., circle/sphere, square/cube, triangle/pyramid.

VA.1.2.6. Students will explore texture as surface feeling.

VA.1.2.7. Students will compare sizes of objects and use in their artwork.

VA.1.2.8. Students will use color to communicate different ideas, e.g., calm, stormy, warm, cool.

VA.1.2.9. Students will use geometric forms in a three-dimensional artwork, e.g., architecture.

VA.1.2.10. Students will incorporate texture in their artwork.

WV.VA.S.3. General Art: Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas: Students will identify symbols and ideas to communicate meaning in art; determine potential content for artworks; and apply problem-solving skills to choices in creating art relative to subject matter, symbols, and ideas.

VA.1.3.1. Students will find and examine subject matter and ideas for art through observation.

VA.1.3.2. Students will explore and use symbols in their artwork.

WV.VA.S.4. General Art: Art History and Diversity: Students will identify how the visual arts have a history and specific relationship to culture; analyze works of art that reflect different styles and time periods; and demonstrate an understanding of how history, culture, and the arts influence each other.

VA.1.4.1. Students will discuss how art of the past can tell about its creators.

VA.1.4.2. Students will discuss and compare how art can represent cultures or groups.

VA.1.4.3. Students will create art that reflects a style of a group from history.

WV.VA.S.5. General Art: Reflection and Analysis: Students will identify multiple purposes for creating works of art; analyze contemporary and historic meanings in specific artworks through cultural and aesthetic inquiry; and describe and compare a variety of individual responses to their own artworks and to artworks from various eras and cultures.

VA.1.5.1. Students will recognize several reasons for creating art, e.g., aesthetic, functional, commercial, computer animation.

VA.1.5.2. Students will discuss art that reflects an experience in daily life.

VA.1.5.3. Students will recognize and compare artwork that evokes different feelings.

VA.1.5.4. Students will choose a favorite part of an artwork and discuss choice.

WV.VA.S.6. General Art: Multi-disciplinary Connections: Students will identify characteristics of the visual arts and other disciplines; and analyze by comparing and contrasting connections between disciplines.

VA.1.6.1. Students will recognize how a story is told through dance, music, theatre, and visual art.

VA.1.6.2. Students will explore visual and kinetic elements in dance, music, theatre, and visual art.

WV.MU.S.1. General Music: Performing: Students will sing alone and with others a varied repertoire of music; and perform on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

GM.1.1.1. Students will match pitch using the head voice.

GM.1.1.2. Students will sing songs containing the tones Sol-Mi-La.

GM.1.1.3. Students will sing songs containing the patterns Sol-Mi-Do / Do-Mi-Sol.

GM.1.1.4. Students will sing songs containing the patterns Mi-Re-Do / Do-Re-Mi.

GM.1.1.5. Students will perform melodies using Sol-Mi-La, Sol-Mi-Do, and Mi-Re-Do.

GM.1.1.6. Students will perform rhythms using quarter notes, quarter rests, and beamed eighth notes.

GM.1.1.7. Students will demonstrate slow and fast tempi through movement.

GM.1.1.8. Students will demonstrate strong and weak beats through movement.

WV.MU.S.2. General Music: Exploring: Students will read and notate music; listen to, analyzing, and describing music; and evaluate music and music performances.

GM.1.2.1. Students will read beamed eighth notes, quarter notes and rests.

GM.1.2.2. Students will manipulate/notate Sol-Mi.

GM.1.2.3. Students will identify same and different sections of music.

GM.1.2.4. Students will recognize the four families of the symphony orchestra.

GM.1.2.5. Students will evaluate their own musical performances.

WV.MU.S.3. General Music: Creating: Students will improvise melodies, variations, and accompaniments; and compose and arrange music within specified guidelines.

GM.1.3.1. Students will improvise a rhythm pattern for a character in a story.

GM.1.3.2. Students will create an original composition of at least one musical phrase.

WV.MU.S.4. General Music: Relating: Students will understand relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts; understand music in relation to history and culture.

GM.1.4.1. Students will participate in a singing game or play party.

GM.1.4.2. Students will sing American folk songs.

GM.1.4.3. Students will define the role of a musician in society.

WV.D.S.1. Dance I: Communication: Students will understand dance as a way to create and communicate meaning.

D1.1.1. Students will observe and experiment through movement how personal experience influences the individual interpretation of a concept.

D1.1.2. Students will explore, improvise and communicate abstract ideas through movement.

D1.1.3. Students will explore and communicate the distinguishing moment when movement becomes dance (when movement takes on purpose and intent it becomes dance).

D1.1.4. Students will improvise a movement phrase that effectively communicates a contemporary social theme (e.g., homelessness, relationships, peer pressure).

WV.D.S.2. Dance I: Movement, Elements and Skills: Students will identify and demonstrate movement elements and skills in performing dance.

D1.2.1. Students will identify, practice and review appropriate alignment, strength, flexibility, agility and coordination in locomotor and nonlocomotor/axial movements.

D1.2.2. Students will identify and practice steps and patterns from two different dance styles/traditions.

D1.2.3. Students will develop rhythmic acuity.

D1.2.4. Students will introduce and demonstrate the various movement elements (e.g., swinging, sustained, percussive).

D1.2.5. Students will perform combinations and variations of dance elements in a broad dynamic range (e.g., Forceful, lyrical).

D1.2.6. Students will develop an awareness of the importance of projection and apply to dance performances.

D1.2.7. Students will practice extended movement sequences.

WV.D.S.3. Dance I: Healthful Living: Students will make connections between dance and healthful living.

D1.3.1. Students will develop and write personal health goals relating to the study of dance.

D1.3.2. Students will identify how lifestyle choices affect the dancer.

D1.3.3. Students will research historical and cultural perception of body image as it relates to dance.

WV.D.S.4. Dance I: Cultures and Historical Periods: Students will demonstrate and understand dance in various cultures and historical periods.

D1.4.1. Students will explore and discuss similarities and differences between two or more culturally diverse forms of dance.

D1.4.2. Students will define the traditions and techniques of classical and theatrical dance forms.

D1.4.3. Students will research and answer ten or more prepared questions about dance and dancers prior to the twentieth century.

D1.4.4. Students will research and discuss dance and dancers as perceived in contemporary media when compared to other time periods and cultures.

WV.D.S.5. Dance I: Critical and Creative Thinking Skills: Students will apply and demonstrate critical and creative thinking skills in dance.

D1.5.1. Students will create a series of mini-dance pieces and revise them over time.

D1.5.2. Students will establish a set of aesthetic criteria and apply it in evaluating the student's work.

D1.5.3. Students will answer aesthetic questions (e.g., What did I see? What do I feel about what I saw? What questions do I have about what I saw?) in a group setting.

WV.D.S.6. Dance I: Choreography: Students will understand choreographic principles, processes and structures.

D1.6.1. Students will define and practice elements of choreography (e.g., levels, space, time and force).

D1.6.2. Students will define and practice structures and forms (e.g., palindrome, theme and variations, rondo, round, contemporary forms) through the creation of a movement phrase.

D1.6.3. Students will explore improvisation as a way to generate movement for choreography.

WV.D.S.7. Dance I: Connections with Other Disciplines: Students will make connections between dance and other disciplines.

D1.7.1. Students will create a group interdisciplinary project based on a theme identified by the group including dance and two other disciplines.

D1.7.2. Students will discuss how technology can be used to reinforce, enhance or alter the dance idea in an interdisciplinary project.

WV.MU.S.1. Music Electives (Theatre I) Scriptwriting: Students will scriptwrite through improvising, writing and refining scripts based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature and history. Students will:

TH1.1.1. Students will adapt a variety of well-written materials for classroom performance.

WV.MU.S.2. Music Electives (Theatre I) Acting: Students will act by developing, communicating, and sustaining characters in improvisations and informal or formal productions. Students will:

TH1.2.1. Students will demonstrate the physical, social, and psychological dimensions of characters from dramatic texts.

TH1.2.2. Students will identify selected contemporary styles of theatre/ drama.

TH1.2.3. Students will explain various contemporary acting techniques and methods.

TH1.2.4. Students will depict characters in selected contemporary styles of theatre/ drama.

WV.MU.S.3. Music Electives (Theatre I) Designing and Producing: Students will design and produce by conceptualizing and realizing artistic interpretations for informal or formal productions.

TH1.3.1. Students will identify the basic physical and chemical properties of the technical aspects of theatre.

TH1.3.2. Students will read a variety of dramatic texts from cultural and historical perspectives to determine production requirements.

TH1.3.3. Students will choose designs that use visual and aural elements to convey environments that clearly support the text.

TH1.3.4. Students will demonstrate technical knowledge and skills to collaboratively and safely solve the problems of creating functional scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes, and makeup.

TH1.3.5. Students will recognize coherent stage management, promotional and business plans.

WV.MU.S.4. Music Electives (Theatre I) Directing: Students will direct by interpreting dramatic texts and organizing and conducting rehearsals for theatrical projects and productions.

TH1.4.1. Students will state multiple interpretations and visual and aural production choices for scripts and production ideas.

TH1.4.2. Students will research selections of text, interpretation and visual and aural artistic choices.

TH1.4.3. Students will observe and/or participate in communicating directorial choices to a small ensemble for improvised or scripted scenes.

WV.MU.S.5. Music Electives (Theatre I) Researching: Students will research by utilizing cultural and historical information to support artistic choices.

TH1.5.1. Students will recognize and explore cultural, historical, and symbolic clues in dramatic texts and determine the practicality of the information to assist in making artistic choices for use in informal and formal productions.

WV.MU.S.6. Music Electives (Theatre I) Comparing and Integrating: Students will compare and integrate art forms by analyzing traditional theatre, dance, music, visual arts and new art forms.

TH1.6.1. Students will identify and describe the basic nature, materials, elements and means of communicating in theatre, dramatic media, musical theatre, dance, music and visual art.

TH1.6.2. Students will research how the non-dramatic art forms are modified to enhance the expression of ideas and emotions in a theatre production.

TH1.6.3. Students will explore the integration of several arts disciplines.

WV.MU.S.7. Music Electives (Theatre I) Analyzing and Constructing Meanings: Students will analyze, critique and construct meanings from informal and formal theatre, film, television and electronic media productions.

TH1.7.1. Students will research and discuss the social meanings from informal and formal productions and from dramatic performances from a variety of cultures and historical periods.

TH1.7.2. Students will develop personal aesthetic criteria for critiquing dramatic texts and performances.

TH1.7.3 Students will research and discuss the whole and the parts of dramatic performances, taking into account the context, and constructively suggest alternative artistic choices.

TH1.7.4. Students will discuss their own and others' collaborative efforts and artistic choices in informal and formal productions.

WV.MU.S.8. Music Electives (Theatre I) Understanding Context: Students will understand context of universal concepts by recognizing the role of theatre, film, television and electronic media in the past and the present.

TH1.8.1. Students will research and discuss how similar themes are treated in drama from various cultures and historical periods.

TH1.8.2. Students will research and discuss the lives, works, and influence of representative theatre artists in various cultures and historical periods.

TH1.8.3. Students will identify cultural and historical sources of American theatre and musical theatre.

TH1.8.4. Students will discuss the effect of their own cultural experiences on their dramatic work.

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