Indiana Learning Standards - Fine Arts: Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts — Grade 8


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8.1.1

Demonstrate two dance forms using knowledge of kinesthetic awareness (body awareness).

8.1.2

Analyze how the function of art in our society has changed over time.

8.1.3

Identify ways in which artists from culturally diverse backgrounds have used personal iconography and life experiences in their artwork.

8.1.4

Research the skills of art-related careers, educational requirements, and explore potential interests.

8.1.5

Demonstrate knowledge of all the dance elements by combining kinesthetic awareness, spatial awareness, force components, and time components

8.1.6

Examine and critique art at local museums, galleries, performance centers, or exhibitions in the community.

8.1.7

Discuss how artists, artwork, and art institutions can impact local and national economies.

8.1.8

Identify ways one can become actively involved in supporting the arts locally and nationally.

8.10.1

Attend a play or musical and write a critique analyzing the audiences response to the production.

8.11.1

Trace advancements in technology and their impact on the theatre.

8.11.2

Analyze the ways theatre responds to social changes and cycles.

8.12.1

Summarize and critique the integrated use of the arts in recorded or live theatre performances.

8.2.1

Demonstrate knowledge of choreographic principles alone and with others.

8.2.2

Compare and contrast the dramatic style and form of melodramatic and realistic American plays.

8.2.3

Utilize and manipulate various compositional structures and/or choreographic forms in dance compositions.

8.3.1

Scrutinize a characters actions and the consequences they create.

8.3.2

Demonstrate the knowledge of theatrical elements that affect interpretation and justify their use to communicate meaning in a dance.

8.3.3

Create and present a dance composition based on the use of abstracted everyday movement.

8.4.1

Share personal experiences from participation in dance.

8.4.2

Differentiate the strengths and weaknesses of self and peer performances.

8.4.3

Apply criteria based on properties found in a work and research of its historical context to form persuasive arguments.

8.4.4

Identify the role of the aesthetician.

8.4.5

Read and reflect upon critical and theoretical writings about art by critics and aestheticians.

8.5.1

Compare, contrast, and evaluate the role of dance from two or more cultures or historical periods.

8.5.2

Create a project that incorporates diverse cultural dance styles/forms

8.5.3

Create and demonstrate the evolution of folk, social, or theatrical dance as it progresses from one historical period to another.

8.6.1

Create works of art based on insightful observation from real life and personal experience.

8.6.2

Use fictional or non-fictional sources to create a short script.

8.6.3

Utilize themes, symbols, and metaphors that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values, and aesthetics to communicate intended meaning in work.

8.6.4

Revise and refine artwork through reflection, analysis, synthesis, peer critique, and selfevaluation.

8.6.5

Examine and establish criteria for judging excellence in work and utilize in the revision and refinement process.

8.6.6

Demonstrate respect for personal work and the work of others.

8.7.1

Draw or find images appropriate to a specific plays setting and mood.

8.7.2

Identify and discriminate between types of lines (characteristics, quality), shape (geometric and organic), textures (tactile and visual), colors (primary, secondary, warm, cool, complementary, intermediates, neutrals, tints, tones, shades, and values), and space (background, middle ground, foreground, placement, one, two, and three-point perspective, overlap, negative, converging lines, positive, size, color), and the use of balance (symmetrical, asymmetrical, radial), proportion, rhythm, variety, repetition, and movement in own work and the works of others.

8.7.3

Selectively utilize the physical characteristics and expressive features of a given medium to enhance meaning in artwork.

8.7.4

Demonstrate appropriate use of various media, techniques, and processes to communicate themes and ideas in artwork.

8.7.5

Demonstrate safe and proper use, care, and storage of media, materials, and equipment.

8.8.1

Discover the physical tools used for acting.

8.8.2

Create artwork incorporating processes, skills, technology, or sign systems of multiple disciplines that communicates in-depth knowledge gained through integrated study.

8.8.3

Use multiple art forms to nurture aesthetic experience and create cross-disciplinary works or performances

8.8.4

Explore creative processes and innovation, synthesizing content and concepts of the arts and other disciplines and reflect upon the impact of the experience through writing or discussion.

8.9.1

Discover the skills needed to be a director.

8.9.2

Identify a wide variety of professions related to directing such as, television or film director, stage manager, producer, and artistic director.