Dupont Park Adventist School

The School with the Eternal Advantage

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Fine Arts
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KEY LEARNINGS: FINE ARTS  

KINDERGARTEN Art -Consult the NAD Fine Arts Curriculum Guide for suggested activities to meet these objectives.

Use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories

Know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas

Select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning

Know that the visual arts have both history and specific relationships to various cultures

Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places

Describe how people’s experiences influence the development of specific artworks

Identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum

 

Music

Initiate a steady beat

Recognize quarter notes

Begin echo singing

Sing with instrumental accompaniment

Discern when a verse has ended and a chorus has begun

Listen to band and orchestra music

Sing scripture songs and children’s hymns

 

FIRST GRADE Art -Consult the NAD Fine Arts Curriculum Guide for suggested activities to meet these objectives.

Use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories

Know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas

Select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning

Know that the visual arts have both history and specific relationships to various cultures

Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places

Describe how people’s experiences influence the development of specific artworks

Identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum


 

Music

Maintain a steady beat

Understand the value of half and quarter notes

Write note heads around a line and in a space

Identify and play pitched and un-pitched classroom instruments

Sing songs with simple accompaniment patterns

Recognize the AB pattern

Recognize difference in tones of human voices

Identify band instruments by family (brass, woodwind, percussion) and their sounds

Learn hymns of praise

 

SECOND GRADE Art -Consult the NAD Fine Arts Curriculum Guide for suggested activities to meet these objectives.

Use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories

Know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas

Select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning

Know that the visual arts have both history and specific relationships to various cultures

Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places

Describe how people’s experiences influence the development of specific artworks

Identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum


 

Music

Write whole, half, dotted half, quarter notes and rests

Demonstrate correct posture and breathing

Recognize the ABA pattern

Recognize sudden or gradual changes in tempo

Recognize sudden or gradual changes in dynamics

 

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Identify stringed instruments and their sounds

Listen to classical music

Learn to locate hymns by page numbers

 

THIRD GRADE Art -Consult the NAD Fine Arts Curriculum Guide for suggested activities to meet these objectives.

Use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories

Know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas

Select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning

Know that the visual arts have both history and specific relationships to various cultures

Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places

Describe how people’s experiences influence the development of specific artworks

Identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum


 

Music 

Recognize and write eighth notes and rests

Recognize major and minor tonality (sounds)

Use introduction, interludes, codas

Recognize AABB and AABA patterns

Know meaning of signs p, mp, mf and f

Identify different solo voices

Identify music styles from different countries

Learn to use the hymnal index

 

FOURTH GRADE Art -Consult the NAD Fine Arts Curriculum Guide for suggested activities to meet these objectives.

Use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories

Know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas

Select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning

Know that the visual arts have both history and specific relationships to various cultures

Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places

Describe how people’s experiences influence the development of specific artworks

Identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum


 

Music

Read meter signatures (2/4, 3/4, 4/4)

Identify staff, treble clef and measure

Know names of lines and spaces of treble clef

Distinguish between secular and sacred music

Recognize rondo form (ABACA pattern)

Recognize terms: ritardando, accelerando, allegro and andante

Recognize how legato and staccato affect the way music is performed

Experience nationalistic and patriotic music

Recognize an overture

Identify parts of the hymnal page

 

FIFTH GRADE Art -Consult the NAD Fine Arts Curriculum Guide for suggested activities to meet these objectives.

Select media, techniques and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices

Employ organizational structures and analyze their effectiveness in the communication of ideas

Use subjects, themes and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values and
aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artwork

Describe and place a variety of art objects in historical and cultural context

 

       

Analyze, describe and demonstrate how factors of time and place influence visual characteristics that give meaning and value to a work of art

Describe and compare a variety of individual responses to their own artworks and to artworks from various eras and cultures

Describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with the visual arts

 

Music

Know names of lines and spaces of bass clef

Identify and write symbols for sharp, flat and natural

Sight-read a musical phrase

Use D.C. al fine

Know symbols and meanings for ritardando and accelerando

Know symbols and meanings for crescendo, decrescendo and diminuendo

Listen to music of the baroque period

Learn names of some hymn writers

 

SIXTH GRADE Art -Consult the NAD Fine Arts Curriculum Guide for suggested activities to meet these objectives.

Select media, techniques and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices

Employ organizational structures and analyze their effectiveness in the communication of ideas

Use subjects, themes and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values and
aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artwork

Describe and place a variety of art objects in historical and cultural context

Analyze, describe and demonstrate how factors of time and place influence visual characteristics that give meaning and value to a work of art

Describe and compare a variety of individual responses to their own artworks and to artworks from various eras and cultures

Describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with the visual arts

 

Music

Recognize and write the C major scale

Recognize the sound of a major scale

Sight-read a simple song

Identify and sing cadence

Demonstrate and use first and second endings

Identify canon form (liturgy)

Know symbols and meanings for fermata and tenuto

Compare the tone qualities of orchestral music from different cultures

Identify and sing early Advent hymns

 

SEVENTH GRADE Art -Consult the NAD Fine Arts Curriculum Guide for suggested activities to meet these objectives.

Select media, techniques and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices

Employ organizational structures and analyze their effectiveness in the communication of ideas

Use subjects, themes and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values and
aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artwork

Describe and place a variety of art objects in historical and cultural context

Analyze, describe and demonstrate how factors of time and place influence visual characteristics that give meaning and value to a work of art

Describe and compare a variety of individual responses to their own artworks and to artworks from various eras and cultures

 

 

Describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other dare interrelated with the visual arts

Music

Identify meter changes

Learn the history of notation

Recognize the sound of a minor scale

Sight-read a two-part song

Recognize a bridge between two music selections

Know the meaning of rubato

Recognize music of Eastern cultures

Identify hymns of Adventist heritage

Learn the historical development of the SDA hymnal


 

EIGHTH GRADE

isciplines taught in the school

Art -Consult the NAD Fine Arts Curriculum Guide for suggested activities to meet these objectives.

Select media, techniques and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices

Employ organizational structures and analyze their effectiveness in the communication of ideas

Use subjects, themes and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artwork

Describe and place a variety of art objects in historical and cultural context

Analyze, describe and demonstrate how factors of time and place influence visual characteristics that give meaning and value to a work of art

Describe and compare a variety of individual responses to their own artworks and to artworks

from various eras and cultures

Describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other dare interrelated with the visual arts

 

Music

Identify irregular meter patterns (5/4, 7/4)

Learn all major key signatures

Sing a more complex two-part song

Recognize modulation

Recognize symphonic form

Describe how a computer can enhance music

Listen to music of the Renaissance period

Learn how to use the various indexes in the SDA hymnal

 

isciplines taught in the school


 

 

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