West Virginia State Standards for Arts Education: Grade 4

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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, tools and technology in a safe and responsible manner.

VA.4.1.1. Students will compare the media, tools, techniques, and processes of various sculpture materials.

VA.4.1.2. Students will use the additive, subtractive, or assemblage process to create artwork, e.g., paper mache, found object assemblage, clay.

VA.4.1.3. Students will compare and use the tools techniques and processes of pastels and chalk, e.g., blending and layering.

VA.4.1.4. Students will use sculpture, modeling materials and drawing 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 and principles 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.4.2.1. Students will explore tints and shades and demonstrate how they cause different responses; create art using a monochromatic color scheme.

VA.4.2.2. Students will create art using contour line, continuous line drawing and/or line quality, e.g., drawing media, software or online sources.

VA.4.2.3. Students will explore and create various types of nonobjective and/or abstract art, e.g., Native American or Aboriginal symbols, Egyptian hieroglyphics, Mayan glyphs, Pollack, Rothko.

VA.4.2.4. Students will recognize artworks demonstrating that form follows function, e.g., architecture, masks, helmets, car design, clothing.

VA.4.2.5. Students will use a variety of textures in an artwork.

VA.4.2.6. Students will create art using different types of balance, i.e., symmetrical, asymmetrical, radial.

VA.4.2.7. Students will create art using rhythm and movement.

VA.4.2.8. Students will explore and create a sense of unity in an artwork through repetition of color, subject matter, and/or ideas.

VA.4.2.9. Students will create contrast/variety in art by using one or more elements of art.

VA.4.2.10. Students will show dominance/emphasis in art by using one or more elements of art.

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.4.3.1. Students will explore architecture, nature, and/or figures as subject matter.

VA.4.3.2. Students will find examples of symbols in portraits, illustrations, and and/or architecture.

VA.4.3.3. Students will create artworks using various subject matter or symbols, e.g., figures, architecture, still-life, or landscape.

VA.4.3.4. Students will create art using the concept of sequence, e.g., storyboard, flip book, comic strip.

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 art influence each other.

VA.4.4.1. Students will evaluate the relationship between art and cultures.

VA.4.4.2. Students will describe art and artists of various cultures throughout history.

VA.4.4.3. Students will create art that reflects a style of a culture from history, e.g., Egyptian masks.

VA.4.4.4. Students will create art depicting a current event.

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 artworks and to artworks from various eras and cultures.

VA.4.5.1. Students will describe different reasons for creating art (e.g., religious, economic, political).

VA.4.5.2. Students will interpret art that reflects reaction to an event.

VA.4.5.3. Students will explain and compare how artworks represent feelings.

VA.4.5.4. Students will choose artwork and discuss characteristics that make it unique.

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.4.6.1. Students will identify and understand similarities and differences between characteristics of visual art and other arts disciplines.

VA.4.6.2. Students will compare visual, aural, oral, and kinetic elements in dance, music, theatre, and visual art.

VA.4.6.3. Students will explore the influences of literature or current events on 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.4.1.1. Students will refine major scale songs.

GM.4.1.2. Students will sing in a three-part round.

GM.4.1.3. Students will accompany singing on a variety of classroom instruments.

GM.4.1.4. Students will play I and V chords in a major key.

GM.4.1.5. Students will perform rhythmic and melodic patterns to add special effects to songs.

GM.4.1.6. Students will perform music containing crescendo and decrescendo.

GM.4.1.7. Students will demonstrate rondo form through movement.

GM.4.1.8. Students will demonstrate moderato and andante 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.4.2.1. Students will expand previously learned notation to include single eighth notes and rests.

GM.4.2.2. Students will read notation containing syncopated patterns.

GM.4.2.3. Students will identify and demonstrate D.S.

GM.4.2.4. Students will notate/manipulate a major scale.

GM.4.2.5. Students will notate whole note and whole rest.

GM.4.2.6. Students will notate tonic and dominant chords.

GM.4.2.7. Students will identify aurally and visually instruments of the orchestra.

GM.4.2.8. Students will identify rondo form.

GM.4.2.9. Students will identify andante and moderato.

GM.4.2.10. 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.4.3.1. Students will improvise rhythmic questions and answers (2 measures each).

GM.4.3.2. Students will create a song in rondo form (4 measures in each section).

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.4.4.1. Students will dramatize and create music for a work of visual art.

GM.4.4.2. Students will identify and discuss tone production for instruments.

GM.4.4.3. Students will recognize selections from musical theatre.

GM.4.4.4. Students will sing West Virginia songs.

GM.4.4.5. Students will sing patriotic songs.

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

D4.1.1. Students will create and perform a series of mini-dance studies that convey different meanings from a variety of perspectives.

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

D4.2.1. Students will demonstrate a high level of consistency and reliability in performing technical skills.

D4.2.2. Students will perform technical skills with expression, demonstrating clarity, musicality and stylistic nuance.

D4.2.3. Students will refine technique through self-evaluation and correction.

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

D4.3.1. Students will research and analyze one professional performer's challenges in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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

D4.4.1. Students will research and create a time line illustrating important dance events in the twentieth century, placing them in their cultural and political contexts.

D4.4.2. Students will perform dances illustrating to different social/historical/cultural/political contexts.

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

D4.5.1. Students will demonstrate and explain how skills developed in dance enhance present and future goals.

D4.5.2. Students will analyze the style of a choreographer or cultural form; create a dance in that style.

D4.5.3. Students will analyze issues of ethnicity, gender, social/economic class, age and/or physical condition in relation to dance.

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

D4.6.1. Students will create in small groups a dance with coherence and aesthetic unity.

D4.6.2. Students will accurately describe the creative process used in choreographing the student's own movement sequence(s).

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

D4.7.1. Students will compare and contrast one choreographic work to one other artwork from the same culture and time period in terms of how those works reflect the artistic/cultural/historical context of that same period.

D4.7.2. Students will create an interdisciplinary project using media technologies that present dance in a new or enhanced form (e.g., video dance, video-aided live performance or animation).

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

TH4.1.1. Students will write scripts for multiple media with attention to subtext, character motivation, dramatic problems, complications, crises, climax and resolution.

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

TH4.2.1. Students will analyze text for all information and clues relevant to creating a multi-dimensional characterization.

TH4.2.2. Students will refine artistic discipline to achieve an ensemble in rehearsal and performance.

TH4.2.3. Students will develop contrasting, consistent characters from classical, contemporary, realistic and nonrealistic dramatic texts in informal and formal theatre, film, television or electronic media productions.

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

TH4.3.1. Students will explain the impact of scientific and technological advances on set, light, sound and costume design and implementation for theatre, film, television and electronic media productions.

TH4.3.2. Students will collaborate with directors to develop unified production concepts that convey the metaphorical nature of the drama for informal and formal theatre, film, television or electronic media productions.

TH4.3.3. Students will safely construct and effectively operate technical aspects of theatre, film, television or electronic media productions.

TH4.3.4. Students will assume responsibility for creating and reliably implementing production schedules, stage management plans, promotional ideas and business and front of house procedures for informal and formal theatre, film, television or electronic media productions.

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

TH4.4.1. Students will explain the roles and interrelated responsibilities of the various personnel involved in theatre, film, television and electronic media productions.

TH4.4.2. Students will collaborate with designers and actors to develop aesthetically unified production concepts for theatre, film, television or electronic media productions.

TH4.4.3. Students will use problem solving skills to conduct auditions, cast actors, direct scenes and conduct production meetings to achieve production goals.

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

TH4.5.1. Students will research and describe appropriate historical production designs, techniques and performances from various cultures to assist in making artistic choices for theatre, film, television or electronic media productions.

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

TH4.6.1. Students will compare and contrast the interpretive and expressive nature of several art forms in a specific culture or historical period.

TH4.6.2. Students will compare and contrast the interpretive and expressive natures and aesthetic qualities of traditional arts from various cultures and historical periods with contemporary art forms.

TH4.6.3. Students will apply integrated designs using several arts and/or media in theatre, film, television or electronic media productions.

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

TH4.7.1. Students will construct personal meanings from nontraditional dramatic performances.

TH4.7.2. Students will analyze, compare and evaluate differing critiques of the same dramatic texts and performances.

TH4.7.3. Students will critique several dramatic works in terms of 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).

TH4.7.4. Students will analyze and evaluate critical comments about personal dramatic work explaining which points are most appropriate to facilitate further development of the work.

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

TH4.8.1. Students will analyze the social and aesthetic impact of underrepresented theatre and film artists.

TH4.8.2. Students will analyze the relationships among cultural values, freedom of artistic expression, ethics and artistic choices in various cultures and historical periods.

TH4.8.3. Students will analyze the development of dramatic forms, production practices and theatrical traditions across cultures and historical periods and explain influences on contemporary theatre, film, television and electronic media productions.

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