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Visual Art

Grade 5-8 Visual Arts Standard 4

Content Standard

Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

Achievement Standard

  • Students know and compare the characteristics of artworks in various eras and cultures
  • Students describe and place a variety of art objects in historical and cultural contexts
  • Students analyze, describe, and demonstrate how factors of time and place (such as climate, resources, ideas, and technology) influence visual characteristics that give meaning and value to a work of art

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National Standards for Arts Education
The standards outline what every K-12 student should know and be able to do in the arts. The standards were developed by the Consortium of National Arts Education Associations, through a grant administered by The National Association for Music Education (NAfME). For reprint permissions, visit NAfME.

State Standards for Arts Education
Most states have developed (or are developing) standards in the arts. The Arts Education State Policy Database contains the latest information on arts education state policies and practices.

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