2nd Grade Art & Music Curriculum

Art Introduction:


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 variations in objects and subjects from the environment, using the senses
  • identify art elements such as color, texture, form, line, and space and art principles such as emphasis, pattern, and rhythm

Creative expression/performance. The student expresses ideas through original artworks, using a variety of media with appropriate skill. The student is expected to:

  • express ideas and feelings in artworks, using a variety of colors, forms, and lines
  • create effective compositions, using design elements and principles
  • identify and practice skills necessary for producing drawings, paintings, prints, constructions, and modeled forms, using a variety of art materials

Historical/cultural heritage. The student demonstrates an understanding of art history and culture as records of human achievement. The student is expected to:

  • identify stories and constructions in a variety of artworks 
  • compare ways individuals and families are depicted in different artworks
  • identify different kinds of jobs in art

Response/evaluation. The student makes informed judgments about personal artworks and the artworks of others. The student is expected to:

  • define reasons for preferences in personal artworks
  • identify ideas in original artworks, portfolios, and exhibitions by peers and artists

19 TAC, Title 19, Part II
Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for Art
Chapter §117.8. (2nd Grade)
Subchapter A. Elementary
http://www.tea.state.tx.us
                    


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Music Introduction:

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 instruments visually or aurally
  • use music terminology to explain sounds and performances
  • identify music forms such as AB and ABA

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 and simple music notation using a system (letters, numbers, syllables)
  • read and write music that incorporates basic rhythmic patters in simple meters 

Creative expression/performance. The student creates and arranges music within specified guidelines. The student is expected to:

  • create rhythmic phrases
  • create melodic phrases

Historical/cultural heritage. The student relates music to history, to society, and to culture. The student is expected to:

  • identify music form various periods of history and culture
  • sign songs and play musical games from diverse cultures
  • identify 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
  • show appropriate audience behavior during live performances

19 TAC, Title 19, Part II
Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for Music
Chapter §117.9. (2nd Grade)
Subchapter A. Elementary
http://www.tea.state.tx.us
    
          


For Music Curriculum, please click here.   



 
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