New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
May 1996

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Visual And Performing Arts Standards And Progress Indicators
Standard 1.1:
All Students Will Acquire Knowledge and Skills That Increase Aesthetic Awareness in Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts.

Descriptive Statement: The arts strengthen our appreciation of the world as well as our ability to be creative and inventive decision-makers. The acquisition of knowledge and skills that contribute to aesthetic awareness of dance, music, theater, and the visual arts enhances these abilities.

Cumulative Progress Indicators

By the end of Grade 4, students:

1.

Communicate their responses to dance, music, theater, and visual arts with supporting statements based on aesthetics.

Building upon knowledge and skills gained in the preceding grades, by the end of Grade 8, students:

2.

Understand that arts elements, such as color, line, rhythm, space, form, may be combined selectively to elicit a specific aesthetic response.

3.

Communicate about the aesthetic qualities of art works through oral and written analysis using appropriate technical and evaluative terms.

Building upon knowledge and skills gained in the preceding grades, by the end of Grade 12, students:

4.

Demonstrate an understanding of different aesthetic philosophies through the evaluation and analysis of artistic styles, trends, and movements in an art form.

 

 

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