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Visual Arts Grade PK State Curriculum

August 25, 2008
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The Pencil icon represents key indicators of the MMSR Prekindergarten Assessment.

Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education

Students will demonstrate the ability to perceive, interpret, and respond to ideas, experiences, and the environment through visual art.
For more Prekindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education

Indicator

Objectives

  1. Identify colors, lines, and shapes found in the environment
  2. Use colors, lines, and shapes to communicate ideas about the observed world

Indicator

  • 2. Identify and compare ways in which selected artworks represent what people see, know, feel, and imagine

Objectives

  1. Identify the subject matter of various works of art
  2. Use color, line, and shape to represent ideas visually from observation, memory, and imagination

Indicator

Objectives

  1. Explore and discuss how color, line, and shape are used in artworks
  2. Use color, line, and shape to make artworks


Standard 2.0 Historical, Cultural, and Social Context

Students will demonstrate an understanding of visual arts as an essential aspect of history and human experience.
For more Prekindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Historical, Cultural, and Social Context

Indicator

  • 1. Determine ways in which works of art express ideas about self, other people, places, and events

Objectives

  1. Observe works of art and identify ideas expressed by the artists
  2. Use selected works of art as inspiration to express ideas visually and verbally

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  • 2. Discuss reasons why people (including self) create and use art by studying artworks and other sources of information

Objectives

  1. Discuss and describe artworks with common themes or similar ideas expressed
  2. Describe and share personal artworks

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  • 3. Differentiate among works by artists representative of different cultures

Objective

  1. Discuss the subject matter of selected artworks from different cultures

Indicator

Objectives

  1. Identify the visual qualities of works of art and the environment
  2. Explore and use a variety of visual arts processes to express ideas


Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production

Students will demonstrate the ability to organize knowledge and ideas for expression in the production of art.
For more Prekindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Creative Expression and Production

Indicator

  • AssessedWSS VI A3 Uses a variety of art materials for tactile experience and exploration.
  • AssessedWSS VII B3 Shows beginning control of writing, drawing, and art tools.

Objectives

  1. Explore art media, processes, and techniques
  2. Manipulate art media, materials and tools safely
  3. Create artworks that explore the uses of color, line, and shape, to express ideas and feelings

Indicator

Objectives

  1. Explore ways images communicate ideas and feelings
  2. Identify color, line, and shape in artworks


Standard 4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism

Students will demonstrate the ability to make aesthetic judgments.
For more Prekindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

Indicator

  • AssessedWSS VI B1 Responds to artistic creations or events.

Objective

  1. Observe and respond to selected artworks


August 25, 2008