West Virginia State Standards for Arts Education: Grade 2

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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.2.1.1. Students will compare the media, tools, techniques, and processes of at least two methods of printmaking.

VA.2.1.2. Students will create prints, e.g., relief, mono-print.

VA.2.1.3. Students will distinguish between types of paper, e.g., examine various papers, make paper by recycling.

VA.2.1.4. Students will recognize techniques of additive sculpture.

VA.2.1.5. Students will create a paper sculpture.

VA.2.1.6. Students will make three-dimensional objects using various media to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.

VA.2.1.7. Students will use all 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.2.2.1. Students will make intermediate colors and use them to evoke responses.

VA.2.2.2. Students will use variations in line(s) and create art using line as a means of expression.

VA.2.2.3. Students will identify, compare, and use organic shapes and forms.

VA.2.2.4. Students will find and use real and simulated texture.

VA.2.2.5. Students will recognize foreground and background space used to imply distances in artworks.

VA.2.2.6. Students will create art using foreground and background to communicate spatial ideas.

VA.2.2.7. Students will discover the influence of color intensity, e.g., early Matisse.

VA.2.2.8. Students will create art using organic or geometric shapes in a two-dimensional artwork.

VA.2.2.9. Students will use geometric or organic forms to create a three-dimensional 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.2.3.1. Students will explore subject matter or ideas found in nature for art, e.g., people, animals, plants.

VA.2.3.2. Students will explore different ways artists use nature as subject matter, e.g., Ansel Adams, Monet, Rousseau.

VA.2.3.3. Students will create a self-portrait.

VA.2.3.4. Students will explore and use symbols in art based on nature.

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.2.4.1. Students will discuss how subject matter describes a given place or time.

VA.2.4.2. Students will describe art as one aspect of a culture and cite examples.

VA.2.4.3. Students will create art that reflects a style of a group from history.

VA.2.4.4. Students will create art that reflects their own culture.

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.2.5.1. Students will examine different reasons for creating artwork, e.g., functional, nonfunctional, crafts, computer-aided design.

VA.2.5.2. Students will examine and discuss art that reflects personal experiences.

VA.2.5.3. Students will examine and discuss artworks that reflect different feelings.

VA.2.5.4. Students will compare feelings evoked by different artworks using similar subjects or themes.

VA.2.5.5. Students will categorize images as realistic or abstract.

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.2.6.1. Students will discuss how a story is told through multiple arts disciplines, e.g., Sendak - book and opera, ballet.

VA.2.6.2. Students will identify how visual art and other arts disciplines can affect the senses.

VA.2.6.3. Students will recognize color, texture, shape and form in art and natural science.

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.2.1.1. Students will sing songs based on the pentatonic scale.

GM.2.1.2. Students will play the notes of the pentatonic scale.

GM.2.1.3. Students will play pentatonic ostinati.

GM.2.1.4. Students will play on the strong and weak beats in meters of 2/4 and 4/4.

GM.2.1.5. Students will demonstrate allegro and adagio through movement.

GM.2.1.6. Students will demonstrate AB form through movement.

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

GM.2.2.1. Students will read notes for the pentatonic scale.

GM.2.2.2. Students will expand previously learned notation to include half notes and rests.

GM.2.2.3. Students will read rhythmic notation in 2/4 and 4/4 meter.

GM.2.2.4. Students will demonstrate proper use of repeat signs.

GM.2.2.5. Students will notate/manipulate notes for Sol-Mi-La, Sol-Mi-Do, Mi-Re-Do.

GM.2.2.6. Students will identify instrumental families by hearing and seeing a representative instrument from each family.

GM.2.2.7. Students will identify the use of dynamics: ppp, pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff, fff.

GM.2.2.8. Students will identify introduction and coda.

GM.2.2.9. Students will identify AB form.

GM.2.2.10. Students will identify fermata.

GM.2.2.11. Students will identify the tonal center in a melody.

GM.2.2.12. 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.2.3.1. Students will improvise on melodic instruments using the pentatonic scale.

GM.2.3.2. Students will improvise a rhythmic accompaniment for a song.

GM.2.3.3. Students will create a song in AB form.

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.2.4.1. Students will recognize AB form in related arts.

GM.2.4.2. Students will participate in the musical dramatization of a folk tale.

GM.2.4.3. Students will sing songs from various cultures.

GM.2.4.4. Students will identify instruments unique to various cultures.

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

D2.1.1. Students will demonstrate appropriate understanding of how personal experience influences the interpretation of a dance.

D2.1.2. Students will use improvisation to structure and communicate abstract ideas.

D2.1.3. Students will formulate and answer questions about how movement choices communicate abstract ideas in dance.

D2.1.4. Students will in a small group, create a dance that effectively communicates a contemporary social theme.

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

D2.2.1. Students will demonstrate appropriate skeletal alignment, isolation of body parts, strength, flexibility, agility and coordination in locomotor and nonlocomotor/axial movements.

D2.2.2. Students will identify and demonstrate longer and more complex steps and patterns from two different dance styles/traditions.

D2.2.3. Students will demonstrate rhythmic precision.

D2.2.4. Students will create a dance phrase using the various movement elements.

D2.2.5. Students will create combinations and variations of dance elements in a broad dynamic range.

D2.2.6. Students will demonstrate projection while performing dance skills.

D2.2.7. Students will demonstrate the ability to remember extended movement sequences.

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

D2.3.1. Students will reflect upon the student's own progress and personal growth during the study of dance.

D2.3.2. Students will effectively communicate how lifestyle choices affect the dancer (e.g., role play, case study, skits.)

D2.3.3. Students will analyze historical and cultural images of the body in dance and compare these to images of the body in contemporary media.

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

D2.4.1. Students will perform and describe similarities and differences between two or more culturally diverse forms of dance.

D2.4.2. Students will explore and discuss the traditions and techniques of classical and theatrical dance forms.

D2.4.3. Students will create and answer twenty-five questions about dance and dancers prior to the twentieth century.

D2.4.4. Students will analyze how dance and dancers are perceived in contemporary media when compared to other time periods and cultures.

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

D2.5.1. Students will create a dance and revise it over time, explaining the revisions and their impact on the final product.

D2.5.2. Students will review and apply aesthetic criteria in evaluating the student's own work and the work of others in a positive and constructive manner.

D2.5.3. Students will formulate and answer aesthetic questions (e.g., What particular characteristics distinguish the identify of a specific dance? How much can one change a dance before it becomes a different dance?).

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

D2.6.1. Students will perform a brief dance phrase containing three to five elements of choreography.

D2.6.2. Students will perform a brief dance phrase using at least two structures or forms chosen from palindrome, theme and variation, rondo, round, contemporary forms, etc.

D2.6.3. Students will use improvisation to generate movement for choreography.

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

D2.7.1. Students will create an interdisciplinary project based on a theme identified by the student, including dance and two other disciplines.

D2.7.2. Students will demonstrate how technology can be used to reinforce, enhance or alter the dance idea in an interdisciplinary project.

D2.7.3. Students will identify and discuss commonalities and differences between dance and other disciplines with regard to fundamental concepts such as materials, elements and ways of communicating meaning.

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

TH2.1.1. Students will write, perform and evaluate scripts for plays based on spinoffs from existing works, histories, myths, stories, news events and life.

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

TH2.2.1. Students will compare and contrast plays, films and other media for the physical, social and psychological dimensions of characters.

TH2.2.2. Students will identify and demonstrate selected historical styles of theatre/drama.

TH2.2.3. Students will explore and demonstrate various classical acting techniques and theatre conventions (e.g., Greek masks, Kabuki make-up, period manner and gesture).

TH2.2.4. Students will perform and sustain characters who communicate with audiences.

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

TH2.3.1. Students will explain the basic physical and chemical properties of the technical aspects of theatre (such as light, color, electricity, paint, and makeup).

TH2.3.2. Students will distinguish among a variety of dramatic texts from cultural and historical perspectives to determine production requirements.

TH2.3.3 Students will develop designs that use visual and aural elements to convey environments that clearly support the text.

TH2.3.4. Students will apply technical knowledge and skills to collaboratively and safely solve the problems of creating functional scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes, and makeup.

TH2.3.5. Students will design and implement coherent stage management, promotional and business plans.

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

TH2.4.1. Students will develop multiple interpretations and visual and aural production choices for scripts and production ideas and choosing those that are most interesting.

TH2.4.2. Students will justify selections of text, interpretation, and visual and aural artistic choices.

TH2.4.3. Students will effectively communicate directorial choices to a small ensemble for improvised or scripted scenes.

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

TH2.5.1. Students will identify and research cultural, historical, and symbolic clues in dramatic texts, and evaluate the practicality of the information to make artistic choices for use in informal and formal productions.

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

TH2.6.1. Students will compare and contrast the basic nature, materials, elements and means of communicating in theatre, dramatic media, musical theatre, dance, music and visual art.

TH2.6.2. Students will explain how other art forms are modified to enhance the expression of ideas and emotions in theatre.

TH2.6.3. Students will demonstrate the integration of several arts disciplines in informal presentations.

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

TH2.7.1. Students will articulate social concepts (e.g., themes, lessons, attitudes, values, morals) from informal and formal productions and from dramatic performances from a variety of cultures and historical periods; and relate these to current personal, national and international issues.

TH2.7.2. Students will articulate and defend personal aesthetic criteria for critiquing dramatic texts and performances.

TH2.7.3 Students will analyze and critique the whole and the parts of dramatic performances, taking into account the context, and constructively suggest alternative artistic choices.

TH2.7.4. Students will constructively evaluate their own and others' collaborative efforts and artistic choices in informal and formal productions.

WV.MU.S.8. Music Electives (Theatre II) 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.

TH2.8.1. Students will compare how similar themes are treated in drama from various cultures and historical periods, demonstrate with informal performances, and discuss how theatre can reveal universal concepts.

TH2.8.2. Students will identify and compare the lives, works and influence of representative theatre artists in various cultures and historical periods.

TH2.8.3. Students will discuss cultural and historical sources of American theatre and musical theatre.

TH2.8.4. Students will analyze the effect of their own cultural experiences on their dramatic works.

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