1st Grade Art & Music Curriculum
Four basic strands--perception, creative expression/performance, historical and cultural heritage, and critical evaluation--provide broad, unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire. Students rely on their perceptions of the environment, developed through increasing visual awareness and sensitivity to surroundings, memory, imagination, and life experiences, as a source for creating artworks. They express their thoughts and ideas creatively, while challenging their imagination, fostering reflective thinking, and developing disciplined effort and problem-solving skills.
By analyzing artistic styles and historical periods students develop respect for the traditions and contributions of diverse cultures. Students respond to and analyze artworks, thus contributing to the development of lifelong skills of making informed judgments and evaluations.
Perception. The student develops and organizes ideas from the environment. The student is expected to:
- identify similarities, differences, and variations among subjects, using the senses
- identify color, texture, form, line, and emphasis in nature and in the human-made environment
Creative expression/performance. The student expresses ideas through original artworks, using a variety of media with appropriate skill. The student is expected to:
- invent images that combine a variety of colors, forms, and lines
- place forms in orderly arrangements to create designs
- increase manipulative skills, using a variety of materials to produce drawings, paintings, prints and constructions
Historical/cultural heritage. The student demonstrates an understanding of art history and culture as records of human achievement. The student is expected to:
- identify simple ideas expressed in artworks through different media
- select artworks that show families and groups
- identify the use of art in everyday life
Response/evaluation. The student makes informed judgments about personal artworks and the artworks of others. The student is expected to:
- express ideas about personal artworks
- identify simple ideas about original artworks, portfolios, and exhibitions by peers and others
19 TAC, Title 19, Part II
Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for Art
Chapter §117.5. (1st Grade)
Subchapter A. Elementary
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Four basic strands--perception, creative expression/performance, historical and cultural heritage, and critical evaluation--provide broad, unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire. In music, students develop their intellect and refine their emotions, understanding the cultural and creative nature of musical artistry and making connections among music, the other arts, technology, and other aspects of social life. Through creative performance, students apply the expressive technical skills of music and critical-thinking skills to evaluate multiple forms of problem solving.
By reflecting on musical periods and styles, students understand music's role in history and are able to participate successfully in a diverse society. Students analyze and evaluate music, developing criteria for making critical judgments and informed choices.
Perception. The student describes and analyzes musical sound and demonstrates musical artistry. The student is expected to:
- identify voices and selected instruments from various musical families
- use basic music terminology in describing musical sounds
- identify repetition and contrast in music examples
Creative expression/performance. The student performs a varied repertoire of music. The student is expected to:
- sing or play a classroom instrument independently or in groups
- sing songs from diverse cultures and styles or play such songs on musical instruments
Creative expression/performance. The student reads and writes music notation. The student is expected to:
- read simple examples of music notation
- write simple examples of music notation
Creative expression/performance. The student creates and arranges music within specified guidelines. The student is expected to:
- create short rhythmic patterns
- create short melodic patterns
Historical/cultural heritage. The student relates music to history, to society, and to culture. The student is expected to:
- sing songs and play musical games from diverse cultures
- identify simple relationships between music and other subjects
Response/evaluation. The student responds to and evaluates music and musical performance. The student is expected to:
- distinguish between beat/rhythm, higher/lower, louder/softer, faster/slower, and same/different musical performances
- begin to practice appropriate audience behavior during live performances
19 TAC, Title 19, Part II
Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for Music
Chapter §117.6. (1st Grade)
Subchapter A. Elementary
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