West Virginia State Standards for Arts Education: Grade 3

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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.3.1.1. Students will compare how different techniques and processes in various drawing and/or painting media causes artwork to have different appearances.

VA.3.1.2. Students will use drawing and/or painting media to create artwork.

VA.3.1.3. Students will compare forms, shapes, and building materials used in architecture.

VA.3.1.4. Students will create a three-dimensional model and/or an architectural structure.

VA.3.1.5. Students will use drawing and sculpting materials 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.3.2.1. Students will recognize and use complementary and neutral colors.

VA.3.2.2. Students will describe and create art using repetition and/or overlapping lines.

VA.3.2.3. Students will compare geometric shapes and forms and create art using both.

VA.3.2.4. Students will experiment with figure and facial proportions in works of art and create three-dimensional portraits, e.g., masks.

VA.3.2.5. Students will create art using two or more textures and describe the effects.

VA.3.2.6. Students will explore the concept of composition as it relates to foreground, middle-ground, and background.

VA.3.2.7. Students will describe and create art using symmetrical and/or asymmetrical balance.

VA.3.2.8. Students will explore and use overlapping objects to create an illusion of depth.

VA.3.2.9. Students will create patterns through use of line, shape, and/or color, e.g., weaving, surface design.

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.3.3.1. Students will explore portrait, illustration, and architecture as subject matter for art.

VA.3.3.2. Students will use architecture in their local environment as subject matter.

VA.3.3.3. Students will create a portrait.

VA.3.3.4. Students will identify examples of symbols used in portraits, illustrations, and/or architecture.

VA.3.3.5. Students will create illustrations for a story.

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.3.4.1. Students will discuss how art relates to history and can represent a culture.

VA.3.4.2. Students will identify art and artists in various cultures throughout history.

VA.3.4.3. Students will explain differences in art from varying cultures.

VA.3.4.4. Students will create art that reflects present-day culture, e.g., video, computers, television, photography.

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 works through cultural and aesthetic inquiry; and describe and compare a variety of individual responses to their own art works and to artworks from various eras and cultures.

VA.3.5.1. Students will identify different reasons for creating art, e.g., aesthetic, historical, functional, and nonfunctional.

VA.3.5.2. Students will explore art that reflects emotion, e.g., two- or three-dimensional.

VA.3.5.3. Students will select a favorite artwork to display and discuss reasons for the 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.3.6.1. Students will recognize and understand how some presentations can contain several arts disciplines; e.g., theater, set-design, puppetry, opera, movies, music videos.

VA.3.6.2. Students will discuss how the senses can be used with the arts disciplines.

VA.3.6.3. Students will identify the use of color in art and its connections to physical science, e.g., rainbows, seasons.

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.3.1.1. Students will expand on singing pentatonic songs.

GM.3.1.2. Students will sing songs based on the major scale.

GM.3.1.3. Students will sing an ostinato to accompany class singing.

GM.3.1.4. Students will sing a two-part round.

GM.3.1.5. Students will sing or play instruments, following the cues of a conductor.

GM.3.1.6. Students will play melodic patterns from notation of pentatonic scale.

GM.3.1.7. Students will play rhythmic patterns from notation of quarter notes, beamed eighth notes and quarter rests.

GM.3.1.8. Students will play a tonic chord based on the C major scale.

GM.3.1.9. Students will demonstrate ritardando and accelerando and a tempo through movement.

GM.3.1.10. Students will demonstrate ABA 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.3.2.1. Students will read solfege notation for songs based on the major scale.

GM.3.2.2. Students will expand previously learned notation to include whole notes and rests, and dotted-half notes.

GM.3.2.3. Students will read rhythmic notation in 3/4 meter.

GM.3.2.4. Students will recognize the symbols for crescendo and decrescendo.

GM.3.2.5. Students will identify and demonstrate D.C. al Fine.

GM.3.2.6. Students will manipulate/notate notes for the major scale.

GM.3.2.7. Students will notate half rest.

GM.3.2.8. Students will identify ABA form.

GM.3.2.9. Students will identify ritardando and accelerando and a tempo.

GM.3.2.10. Students will distinguish between an orchestra and a band.

GM.3.2.11. Students will identify a treble clef.

GM.3.2.12. Students will identify notes on the treble clef staff by letter name.

GM.3.2.13. Students will identify and use sharps and flats.

GM.3.2.14. 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.3.3.1. Students will improvise musical questions and answers based on the major scale (4 measures).

GM.3.3.2. Students will create a song in ABA form.

GM.3.3.3. Students will create a piece using different dynamic levels.

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.3.4.1. Students will participate in a musical play.

GM.3.4.2. Students will define the role of a conductor.

GM.3.4.3. Students will relate ABA form in related arts.

GM.3.4.4. Students will sing songs in foreign languages.

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

D3.1.1. Students will compare and contrast how meaning is communicated in the student's previously created dances.

D3.1.2. Students will observe and research ways that a dance creates and conveys meaning by considering the dance from a variety of perspectives.

D3.1.3. Students will create an individual dance conveying a personal idea, belief or theme.

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

D3.2.1. Students will review and practice consistency and reliability in performing technical skills.

D3.2.2. Students will review, identify and practice technical skills with expression, demonstrating clarity, musicality and stylistic nuance.

D3.2.3. Students will self assess and correct techniques through extensive rehearsals.

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

D3.3.1. Students will research and discuss the challenges facing performers in maintaining healthy lifestyles.

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

D3.4.1. Students will research and create a time line illustrating important dance events prior to the twentieth century, placing them in their social and historical contexts.

D3.4.2. Students will perform a dance that displays the traditions and techniques of a specific culture or historical period.

D3.4.3. Students will compare and contrast the role and significance of dance in two different social/historical/cultural political contexts.

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

D3.5.1. Students will discuss and research how skills developed in dance are applicable to a variety of careers (e.g., sports, modeling, secretary, therapist).

D3.5.2. Students will research and analyze the styles of several choreographers or dance companies.

D3.5.3. Students will research and discuss issues of ethnicity, gender, social/economic class, age and/or physical condition in relation to dance.

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

D3.6.1. Students will demonstrate refined skills in performing a small group dance with coherence and aesthetic unity.

D3.6.2. Students will research the creative process as discussed by recognized choreographers (e.g., video biographies, interviews).

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

D3.7.1. Students will research one choreographic work and one other artwork from the same culture and time period and examine how those works reflect the artistic/cultural/historical context of the time period.

D3.7.2. Students will research an interdisciplinary project using media technologies that present dance in a new or enhanced form (e.g., video dance, video/computer-aided live performance or animation).

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

TH3.1.1. Students will collaborate in the development of original dramatic pieces for monologues, scenes or short plays developing character, human interaction, conflict and resolution.

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

TH3.2.1. Students will analyze texts for all information and clues relevant to creating characters in at least two different acting styles.

TH3.2.2. Students will demonstrate artistic discipline to achieve ensemble in rehearsal and performance.

TH3.2.3. Students will create consistent characters in informal and formal theatre.

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

TH3.3.1. Students will identify how scientific and technological advances have impacted set, light, sound and costume design and implementation for theatre, film, television and electronic media productions.

TH3.3.2. Students will assist directors in developing unified production concepts that convey the metaphorical nature of theatre, film, television or electronic media productions.

TH3.3.3. Students will practice techniques of safe construction and efficient operation of technical aspects of theatre, film, television or electronic media productions.

TH3.3.4. Students will use problem solving skills to assist in creating and reliably implementing production schedule, stage management plans, promotional ideas and business and front of house procedures for theatre, film, television or electronic media productions.

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

TH3.4.1. Students will explore and identify the roles and interrelated responsibilities of the various personnel involved in theatre, film, television and electronic media productions.

TH3.4.2. Students will assist in collaborating with designers and actors to develop aesthetically unified production concepts for informal and formal theatre, film, television or electronic media productions.

TH3.4.3. Students will assist with auditions, casting, directing and conducting production meetings.

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

TH3.5.1. Students will explore and identify appropriate historical production designs, techniques and performances from various cultures to assist in making artistic choices for theatre, film or television productions.

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

TH3.6.1. Students will explore through research the interpretive and expressive nature of several art forms in a specific culture or historical period.

TH3.6.2. Students will determine the unique interpretive and aesthetic qualities of traditional arts from various cultures, historical periods and contemporary art forms.

TH3.6.3. Students will integrate designs from several art forms into theatre, film, television or electronic media productions.

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

TH3.7.1. Students will identify the conventions of nontraditional theatrical performances.

TH3.7.2. Students will explore various interpretations of the same texts and/or performances.

TH3.7.3. Students will research several dramatic works in terms of other aesthetic philosophies (e.g., the underlying ethos of Greek drama, French classicism with its unities of time and place, Shakespeare and romantic forms, India's classical drama, Japanese Kabuki).

TH3.7.4. Students will gather and evaluate critical comments about personal dramatic work (e.g., theatre portfolios); select points most appropriate to promote further development.

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

TH3.8.1. Students will research the social and aesthetic impact of underrepresented theatre and film artists.

TH3.8.2. Students will define the relationships among cultural values, freedom of artistic expression, ethics, and artistic choices in various cultures and historical periods.

TH3.8.3. Students will research the development of dramatic forms, production practices and theatrical traditions across cultures and historical periods.

TH3.8.4. Students will explain the historical and cultural influences on contemporary theatre, film, television and electronic media productions.

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