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  G R A D E S   5 - 8
NA-VA.5-8.1 UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING MEDIA, TECHNIQUES, AND PROCESSES
Achievement Standard:
  • Students select media, techniques, and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices
  • Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas
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NA-VA.5-8.2 USING KNOWLEDGE OF STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS
Achievement Standard:
  • Students generalize about the effects of visual structures and functions and reflect upon these effects in their own work
  • Students employ organizational structures and analyze what makes them effective or not effective in the communication of ideas
  • Students select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of their ideas
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NA-VA.5-8.3 CHOOSING AND EVALUATING A RANGE OF SUBJECT MATTER, SYMBOLS, AND IDEAS
Achievement Standard:
  • Students integrate visual, spatial, and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks
  • Students use subjects, themes, and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values, and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artworks
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NA-VA.5-8.4 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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NA-VA.5-8.5 REFLECTING UPON AND ASSESSING THE CHARACTERISTICS AND MERITS OF THEIR WORK AND THE WORK OF OTHERS
Achievement Standard:
  • Students compare multiple purposes for creating works of art
  • Students analyze contemporary and historic meanings in specific artworks through cultural and aesthetic inquiry
  • Students describe and compare a variety of individual responses to their own artworks and to artworks from various eras and cultures
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NA-VA.5-8.6 MAKING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN VISUAL ARTS AND OTHER DISCIPLINES
Achievement Standard:
  • Students compare the characteristics of works in two or more art forms that share similar subject matter, historical periods, or cultural context
  • Students describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with the visual arts
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