• Focus/Skills/Standards

    Big Idea C: CRITICAL THINKING and REFLECTION 

    Enduring Understanding 

     C.1 Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent. 

     C.2 Assessing our own and others’ artistic work, through critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making, is central to artistic growth. 

     C.3 The processes of critiquing works of art lead to development of critical thinking skills transferable to other contexts. 

    Big Idea F: INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, and the FUTURE

    Enduring Understanding

     F.1 Creating, interpreting, and responding in the arts stimulate the imagination and encourage innovation and creative risk-taking.

     F.2 Careers in and related to the arts significantly and positively impact local and global economies.

     F.3 The 21st-century skills necessary for success as citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy are embedded in the study of the arts.

    Big Idea H: HISTORICAL and GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

    Enduring Understanding

     H.1 Through study in the arts, we learn about and honor others and the world in which they live(d).

     H.2 The arts reflect and document cultural trends and historical events, and help explain how new directions in the arts have emerged.

     H.3 Connections among the arts and other disciplines strengthen learning and the ability to transfer knowledge and skills to and from other fields.

    Big Idea O: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

    Enduring Understanding

     O.1 Understanding the organizational structure of an art form provides a foundation for appreciation of artistic works and respect for the creative process.

     O.2 The structural rules and conventions of an art form serve as both a foundation and departure point for creativity.

     O.3 Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.

    Big Idea S: SKILLS, TECHNIQUES, and PROCESSES

    Enduring Understanding

     S.1 The arts are inherently experiential and actively engage learners in the processes of creating, interpreting, and responding to art.

     S.2 Development of skills, techniques, and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information.

     S.3 Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.

     
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