South Carolina Learning Standards for Visual and Performing Arts — Grade 7


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D7-1.1

Demonstrate and describe movement from a variety of dance techniques and kinesthetic skills (for example, alignment, balance, articulation of isolated body parts, elevation, landing).

D7-1.2

Identify and demonstrate basic dance steps, positions, and patterns in three or more genres or forms of dance.

D7-1.3

Create and refine complex transitions using a variety of spatial directions, pathways, and levels.

D7-1.4

Identify and demonstrate an increasing range of movement qualities (for example, sustained, percussive, vibratory, bound, freeflowing).

D7-1.5

Demonstrate increasing kinesthetic awareness, concentration, focus, and projection when performing movement skills.

D7-1.6

Demonstrate accurate memorization and replication of movement sequences.

D7-1.7

Demonstrate and use correct dance vocabulary to describe the actions (for example, skip, gallop, swing, bend) and movement elements (for example, levels, direction) in a brief movement study.

D7-1.8

Continue to refine technique through teacher correction and selfevaluation.

D7-2.1

Use improvisation to generate movement and perform brief compositions based on a variety of stimuli (for example, sensory cues, ideas, moods).

D7-2.2

Create variations on an original phrase by using a variety of processes (for example, fragmentation, augmentation, diminution, transposition, reordering, chance).

D7-2.3

Identify and demonstrate the structures or forms of AB, ABA, canon, call and response, and narrative.

D7-2.4

Create original dance phrases or brief movement studies that demonstrate the principles of contrast and transition.

D7-2.5

Work alone, with a partner, or in a small group during the choreographic process.

D7-2.6

Demonstrate the following partnering skills: creating contrasting and complementary shapes and receiving and supporting small amounts of weight.

D7-2.7

Analyze and describe the choreographic tools used in major dance works and in those of his or her peers.

D7-2.8

Translate basic motif description/dance notation into movement and use description/notation to record dance phrases.

D7-3.1

Create and perform brief dance sequences that communicate meaning through literal and abstract gestures and movements.

D7-3.2

Analyze the main idea, theme, or feeling of a dance in relation to a personal context.

D7-3.3

Explain ways that different accompaniment (for example, sound, music, spoken text) can affect the meaning of a dance.

D7-3.4

Create a dance and describe the lighting, costumes, props, and other scenic elements that would contribute to its meaning.

D7-3.5

Create and perform a dance sequence that communicates a topic of personal significance.

D7-4.1

Create and demonstrate multiple solutions to movement problems; identify the most interesting solutions and explain his or her choices.

D7-4.2

Compare and contrast two or more subtly differing dance compositions in terms of space (for example, shape, pathways), time (for example, rhythm, tempo), and/or force/energy/movement qualities (for example, weight, flow).

D7-4.3

Identify, describe, and analyze the quality of dances on the basis of aesthetic criteria (for example, skill of the performers, originality of the choreography, intent of the choreographer).

D7-4.4

Demonstrate appropriate audience behavior while watching and responding to live or recorded dance performances.

D7-5.1

Perform four or more simple folk dances, social dances, classical dances, and/or theatrical dances and identify and describe the similarities and differences among them.

D7-5.2

Identify the role of dance in various cultures and historical contexts and distinguish the similarities and differences among them.

D7-5.3

Identify notable figures in dance and distinguish and/or evaluate the similarities and differences among their works and/or contributions.

D7-5.4

Perform excerpts from masterworks or etudes based on masterworks (with all copyright restrictions observed).

D7-6.1

Identify and describe the ways that dance promotes strength, health and well-being, physical safety, and reduced risk of injury.

D7-6.2

Identify and describe ways that dance promotes strength, health, physical safety, and reduced risk of injury and employ appropriate strategies for treating, preventing, and recovering from dance injuries.

D7-6.3

Identify and demonstrate warm-up exercises for specific muscle groups and explain the ways that warming up prepares the body for dancing.

D7-6.4

Identify and describe ways that lifestyle choices, body image, peer pressure, cultural media, and social environment affect the dancer.

D7-6.5

Identify bones and muscle groups and describe the ways that alignment, flexibility, and strength contribute to the bodys range of motion.

D7-7.1

Identify, describe, and analyze the similarities and differences among the arts.

D7-7.2

Respond to a dance by using another art form; explain the connections between the dance and his or her response to it (for example, use a painting to respond to a dance that he or she has seen).

D7-7.3

Create a movement phrase that demonstrates an understanding of a concept or idea from another discipline or everyday life (for example, symmetry, asymmetry).

D7-7.4

Identify, describe, and analyze the similarities and differences between the choreographic process and the process of another discipline (for example, the writing process, scientific inquiry, the creative process across all of the arts).

D7-7.5

Demonstrate basic proficiency in at least two forms of documentation or technological applications related to dance (for example, human animation software, information retrieval via the Internet, videotaping, video editing, dance notation).

D7-7.6

Identify and describe the responsibilities associated with various careers in dance.

MA7-1.1

Identify the specific skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary for creating media artwork.

MA7-1.2

Use a variety of media technologies, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas.

MA7-1.3

Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the accepted procedures regarding the responsible care of media arts equipment and materials.

MA7-1.4

Utilize information literacy skills to make informed decisions about his or her use of digital tools and resources.

MA7-1.5

5 Demonstrate the use of self-led and peer-led instruction and assessment materials for evaluating media artwork.

MA7-2.1

Expand his or her media arts vocabulary and identify elements of artistic design specific to individual media.

MA7-2.2

Design and create media artwork that communicates his or her experiences.

MA7-2.3

Describe processes used in the creation of media artwork and identify the products that are the result of those processes.

MA7-3.1

Explain the ways that a variety of media texts address their intended purpose and audience.

MA7-3.2

Interpret increasingly complex media texts

MA7-3.3

Evaluate the effectiveness of the presentation and treatment of ideas in media texts.

MA7-3.4

Explain why different audiences might have different responses to a variety of media texts.

MA7-3.5

Identify creative techniques used in a variety of media texts (for example, television, film, radio, Internet).

MA7-3.6

Identify the techniques used in different media texts that reflect varying perspectives and points of view

MA7-4.1

Analyze examples of media artwork to gain an awareness of the components that connect the media arts to everyday life and activities in the world at large.

MA7-4.2

Analyze and describe the relationship between the media arts and other arts disciplines and other content areas.

MA7-4.3

Analyze and describe financial aspects of media arts productions, including budget responsibility and career opportunities.

MA7-5.1

Analyze ways that information from past and present culture has influenced the evolution of the media arts.

MA7-5.2

View and discuss media artwork that portrays the people and cultures of the world.

MA7-5.3

Analyze and describe characteristics of the media arts that exist across time and among diverse cultural and ethnic groups.

MA7-6.1

Analyze and describe human, cultural, and societal issues related to the media arts and the use of technology.

MA7-6.2

Practice legal and ethical behavior in the media arts and the use of technology.

MC7-1.1

Echo simple rhythmic and melodic patterns.

MC7-1.2

Sing independently with accurate intonation and in rhythm, using appropriate timbre, diction, breath control, and good posture while maintaining a steady tempo.

MC7-1.3

Sing expressively with appropriate dynamics, phrasing, and interpretation.

MC7-1.4

Sing in small and large ensembles a varied repertoire of choral music representing diverse genres and cultures.

MC7-1.5

Sing ostinati, partner songs, rounds, and two- and three-part music with or without accompaniment.

MC7-1.6

Sing in groups, develop aural skills, blend vocal timbres, match dynamic levels, and respond to the cues of the conductor.

MC7-1.7

Perform learned accompaniment patterns for selected songs, using appropriate dynamics and timbre and a steady tempo.

MC7-2.1

Improvise simple rhythmic and melodic accompaniments at a level of 1 or 2 on a scale from 1 to 6.

MC7-2.2

Improvise simple rhythmic variations and simple melodic embellishments on familiar melodies.

MC7-2.3

Improvise short songs using a variety of sound sources, including music technology if available.

MC7-2.4

Create compositions using traditional and nontraditional sound sources and music notation software (for example, Sibelius, Finale), individually or in large group settings.

MC7-2.5

Compose short melodies within specific guidelines using appropriate pitch and rhythm notation and employing music technology if available (for example, Sibelius and Finale software).

MC7-2.6

Arrange simple melodies for voices and/or classroom instruments, using traditional and nontraditional sound sources and music notation software (for example, Sibelius, Finale).

MC7-3.1

Use a system (for example, rhythm syllables, numbers) to sight-read simple rhythms in simple meters at a level of 1 or 2 on a scale from 1 to 6.

MC7-3.2

A. Use a system (for example, solfge syllable, numbers, note names) to sight-read melodies at a level of 1 or 2 on a scale from 1 to 6. B.Use a system (solfge syllables, numbers, note names) to sight-read simple melodies in both treble and bass clefs at a level of 1 or 2 on a scale from 1 to 6.

MC7-3.3

Identify symbols and traditional terms referring to dynamics, tempo, and articulation and interpret them correctly when performing.

MC7-3.4

Use available technology to write notation with standard symbols for meter, rhythm, and pitch in simple patterns.

MC7-4.1

Identify musical forms including rondo, AABA, twelve-bar blues, and theme and variation, and symphony.

MC7-4.2

Demonstrate his or her perceptual skills by using movement and differentiate between aural examples of music in various styles and diverse cultures.

MC7-4.3

Use appropriate terminology to describe music notation, music instruments and voices, and music performances.

MC7-4.4

Classify the timbre of common instruments and voices.

MC7-4.5

Explain the different emotional responses that people can have to various musical effects.

MC7-4.6

Develop specific criteria for evaluating the quality and effectiveness of musical performances and compositions and use those criteria to evaluate his or her own performances.

MC7-4.7

Use appropriate music terminology to defend his or her preferences for specific music works and styles.

MC7-4.8

Apply music concepts when evaluating the performances of others and offer them constructive suggestions for improvement.

MC7-5.1

Sing a diverse repertoire of music from various historical periods and cultures.

MC7-5.2

Compare and classify exemplary musical works by genre, style, historical period, composer, and title.

MC7-5.3

Compare the function of music and musical settings in various cultures of the world.

MC7-5.4

Identify the historic roles of musicians in various music settings and cultures.

MC7-5.5

Design and apply a rubric for assessing the appropriate audience and performer behavior for the context and style of the particular music that was performed.

MC7-6.1

Identify common terms in music that are used in similar ways in one or more other arts disciplines (for example, texture, color, form).

MC7-6.2

Discuss the relationship that exists between subjects outside of the arts and music (for example, mathematics and music, English literature and music).

MC7-6.3

Explore careers and income of artists by examining the roles of creators, performers, and others involved in the production and presentation of the arts.

MC7-6.4

Discuss ways that creativity and individual responsibility can be used in careers outside of music.

MC7-6.5

Identify expenses involved in artistic productions (for example, performer salaries, rentals, auditorium expenses).

MC7-6.6

Discuss the manner in which economic conditions, cultural values, and location affect the arts businesses, schools, theatres, museums, and institutions in his or her community.

MG7-1.1

Sing with stylistic accuracy and good breath control, using appropriate diction in a variety of ensembles.

MG7-1.2

Sing, with expression, unison and part songs, including some by memory.

MG7-1.3

Sing in various types of small and large ensembles.

MG7-1.4

Play instruments alone and in a variety of ensembles, using proper technique, and posture.

MG7-1.5

Use notation and aural perception to create and play simple melodies and accompaniments on classroom instruments and using technologies.

MG7-1.6

Play simple instrumental literature while developing expression.

MG7-1.7

Play music representing diverse genres and cultures with expression appropriate for the particular work they are performing.

MG7-1.8

Participate in organized instrumental ensembles (for example: Orff Schulwerk, Drum Circles, and available technologies - keyboards).

MG7-1.9

Play a variety of instruments independently in small and large ensembles.

MG7-2.1

Improvise simple rhythmic and melodic accompaniments.

MG7-2.2

Improvise rhythmic variations on pentatonic melodies.

MG7-2.3

Improvise short melodies with basic rhythmic accompaniment (bordun).

MG7-2.4

Improvise melodies using a consistent style.

MG7-2.5

Demonstrate creativity by composing short pieces using basic music elements using manuscript or technologies.

MG7-2.6

Arrange short pieces by creatively using a variety of voices and instruments.

MG7-2.7

Compose and arrange simple pieces using the expressive elements of music through traditional, and electronic media.

MG7-3.1

Read and write rhythmic notation in simple meters and cut time.

MG7-3.2

Use an accepted methodology (syllable, numbers, or note names) to sight-read simple melodies in the treble clef.

MG7-3.3

Identify and define standard notation symbols for rhythm, pitch, dynamics, and tempo and interpret them correctly when performing.

MG7-3.4

Write notation for simple compositions using standard symbols for meter, rhythm, pitch, and dynamics using available technology.

MG7-4.1

Identify and discuss musical forms (for example: rondo, AABA, 12-bar blues, theme and variation and symphony).

MG7-4.2

Analyze the use of basic music elements when comparing and contrasting culturally and historically diverse musical examples.

MG7-4.3

Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of meter, chords, tonality, and intervals when analyzing written and/or aural examples of music.

MG7-4.4

Begin to compare and contrast the sounds of a variety of musical instruments (for example: orchestral, band, multicultural, and electronic).

MG7-4.5

Explain emotional responses to various musical effects

MG7-4.6

Create criteria for evaluating performances and compositions based upon musical concepts and ideas.

MG7-4.7

Use appropriate music terminology to explain their personal preferences for specific musical works and styles.

MG7-4.8

Apply music concepts when evaluating and offer constructive suggestions for improvement.

MG7-5.1

Select, from a list, distinguishing characteristics of representative music genres and styles for a variety of cultures.

MG7-5.2

Classify and define by genre and style exemplary characteristics of musical works from diverse cultures and historical periods.

MG7-5.3

Compare the functions of music and musical settings in cultures of the world.

MG7-5.4

Discuss and demonstrate appropriate audience behavior for the context and style of music being performed.

MG7-6.1

Describe the roles and income available through music careers in various settings and world cultures and identify their financial impact upon society.

MG7-6.2

Explain the economic impact of music upon and the role of music in everyday life, celebrations, community functions, and special events.

MG7-6.3

Identify similarities and differences in the meanings of common terms used in the various arts disciplines.

MG7-6.4

Identify similarities and differences in the meanings of common terms

MI7-1.1

Sing with technical accuracy and good breath control, alone or in small and large ensembles.

MI7-1.10

Perform scales and music literature at a level of difficulty comparable to that prescribed by the second-year method book, or at a 2 on a scale from 1 to 6.

MI7-1.2

Sing with expression and stylistic accuracy.

MI7-1.3

Sing music written in two and three parts.

MI7-1.4

Perform on an instrument while maintaining good posture and playing position and demonstrating good breath support or good bow or stick control.

MI7-1.5

Play familiar music on an instrument by ear.

MI7-1.6

Play instruments expressively with appropriate dynamics and phrasing.

MI7-1.7

Demonstrate the characteristic tone quality of the particular instrument while playing with accurate notes, rhythms, dynamics, articulations, and intonation and maintaining a steady tempo.

MI7-1.8

Perform, alone and in groups, music written in two or more parts, balancing dynamics, blending timbres, and using well-developed ensemble skills in response to the cues of a conductor.

MI7-1.9

Perform with stylistic accuracy a variety of music representing diverse cultures, genres, and styles.

MI7-2.1

Improvise rhythmic and melodic phrases within a given meter and tonality.

MI7-2.2

Improvise simple harmonic patterns within a given meter and tonality.

MI7-2.3

Compose short pieces for his or her instrument.

MI7-2.4

Arrange short pieces for his or her instrument.

MI7-3.1

Read and notate whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth, and dotted notes and corresponding rests in 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8, 3/8, and alla breve time signatures.

MI7-3.2

Identify half and whole steps within given keys and sight-read music at a level of 1 on a scale from 1 to 6.

MI7-3.3

Identify, notate, and interpret symbols and terms of musical expression referring to dynamics, tempo, and articulation.

MI7-4.1

Use appropriate terminology to describe the musical form (for example, motive, canon, rondo, theme and variation, call and response) of a work that is presented aurally and visually.

MI7-4.2

Analyze the elements of music in compositions representing diverse genres and cultures.

MI7-4.3

Analyze music by identifying basic principles of meter, rhythm, form, tonality, intervals, and chords.

MI7-4.4

Develop and use criteria to evaluate the quality of the music performances of others.

MI7-4.5

Develop and use criteria to evaluate the quality of his or her own music performances.

MI7-4.6

Use appropriate terminology to explain his or her preferences in music on the basis of a variety of genres, styles, and historical periods.

MI7-5.1

Make connections between the distinguishing characteristics of music from different cultures and historical periods.

MI7-5.2

Make connections between the distinguishing characteristics of music representing different styles and genres.

MI7-6.1

Compare common music terms to those found in other arts disciplines (for example, tone, rhythm, volume, form).

MI7-6.2

Compare common music terms to those found in non-arts disciplines (for example, genre, program, dynamics, pitch).

MI7-6.3

Identify musicians from various historical periods, music settings, and cultures and describe their careers and skills.

MI7-6.4

Discuss the costs and labor involved in artistic performances and productions.

MI7-6.5

Examine musics impact on everyday life.