Illinois Dance Standards

Illinois State Standards for Early Elementary

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.1a Identify the elements of personal and shared space, direction in space, quick and slow speed, firm and fine force; the principles of AB choreographic form and sequence; and the expressive qualities of mood and emotion.
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.1 Identify similarities in and among the arts (pattern, sequence, mood, etc.).
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.1a Understand that the body is the primary tool of dance and identify secondary tools (pictures, visual aids, words, props, recordings, etc.).
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.1a Perform basic locomotor movements, non-locomotor movements, and traditional dance forms and create simple dance sequences.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.1a Identify the distinctive roles of artists and audiences.
  • 27.A.1b Identify how the arts contribute to communication, celebrations, occupations, and recreation.
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.1 Know how images, sounds, and movement convey stories about people, places, and times.

Illinois State Standards for Late Elementary

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.2a Identify and describe the elements of pathways, level, focus, range in space, sustained and percussive qualities of speed; the principles of ABA and round choreographic form, contrast, and repetition; and the expressive qualities of mood and emotion.
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.2 Understand how elements and principles combine within an art form to express ideas.
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.2a Describe processes (conditioning, practicing, etc.) used to prepare the body as a tool of dance and how visual aids, stories, poetry, props, music, and technology are used for performance of dance.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.2a Demonstrate control, coordination, balance, elevation, and accuracy in rhythmic response and awareness of choreographic form.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.2a Identify and describe the relationship between the arts and various environments (home, school, workplace, theater, gallery, etc.).
  • 27.A.2b Describe how the arts function in commercial applications (mass media, product design, etc.).
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.2 Identify and describe how the arts communicate the similarities and differences among various people, places, and times.

Illinois State Standards for Middle/Junior High School

  • 25. Know the language of the arts..
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.3a Describe how elements are combined and contrasted; identify the principles of transition, variety, and balance; and identify the expressive qualities of movement.
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.3 Compare and contrast the elements and principles in two or more art works that share similar themes.
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.3a Describe how body actions, types of accompaniment, lighting, costuming, and processes (reordering, refining, etc.) influence the expressive qualities of dance.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.3a Demonstrate body alignment; movement from center; awareness of accent, meter, and phrasing; and step patterns from different dance styles and forms.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.3a Identify and describe careers and jobs in and among the arts and how they contribute to the world of work.
  • 27.A.3b Compare and contrast how the arts function in ceremony, technology, politics, communication, and entertainment.
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.3 Know and describe how artists and their works shape culture and increase understanding of societies, past and present.

Illinois State Standards for Early High School

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.4 Analyze and evaluate the effective use of elements, principles, and expressive qualities in a performance in dance.
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.4 Analyze and evaluate similar and distinctive characteristics of works in two or more of the arts that share the same historical period or societal context.
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.4a Analyze how resources, technologies, and processes are combined to express meaning in dance and evaluate expressive content, stylistic differences, and aspects of production.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.4a Create and perform a composition communicating clear and focused ideas based on planning, research, and complex problem solving related to specific guidelines.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.4a Evaluate how consumer trends in the arts affect the types and styles of art products.
  • 27.A.4b Analyze how the arts are used to inform and persuade through traditional and contemporary art forms.
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.4a Analyze and classify the distinguishing characteristics of historical and contemporary art works by style, period, and culture.
  • 27.B.4b Understand how the arts change in response to changes in society.

Illinois State Standards for Late High School

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.5 Analyze and evaluate student and professional works for how aesthetic qualities are used to convey intent, expressive ideas, and/or meaning.
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.5 Understand how different art forms combine to create an interdisciplinary work (musical theater, opera, cinematography, etc.).
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.5 Analyze and evaluate how the choice of media, tools, technologies, and processes support and influence the communication of ideas.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.5 Create and perform a complex work of art using a variety of techniques, technologies, and resources and independent decision-making.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.5 Analyze how careers in the arts are expanding based on new technologies and societal changes.
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.5 Analyze how the arts shape and reflect ideas, issues, or themes in a particular culture or historical period.

Illinois Music Standards

Illinois State Standards for Early Elementary

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.1c Identify differences in elements and expressive qualities (between fast and slow tempo; loud and soft dynamics; high and low pitch/direction; long and short duration; same and different form, tone color, or timbre, and beat).
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.1 Identify similarities in and among the arts (pattern, sequence, mood, etc.).
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.1c Identify a variety of sounds and sound sources (instruments, voices, environmental sounds, etc.).
  • 26.A.1d Relate symbol systems (icons, syllables, numbers, letters, etc.) to musical sounds.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.1c Sing or play on classroom instruments a variety of music representing diverse cultures and styles.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.1a Identify the distinctive roles of artists and audiences.
  • 27.A.1b Identify how the arts contribute to communication, celebrations, occupations, and recreation.
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.1 Know how images, sounds, and movement convey stories about people, places, and times.

Illinois State Standards for Late Elementary

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.2c Identify elements and expressive qualities such as tone color, harmony, melody, form (rondo, theme, and variation), rhythm/meter, and dynamics in a variety of musical styles.
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.1 Identify similarities in and among the arts (pattern, sequence, mood, etc.).
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.2c Classify musical sound sources into groups (instrumental families, vocal ranges, solo/ensembles, etc.).
  • 26.A.2d Read and interpret the traditional music notation of note values and letter names.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.2c Sing or play acoustic or electronic instruments demonstrating technical skill.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.2a Identify and describe the relationship between the arts and various environments (home, school, workplace, theater, gallery, etc.).
  • 27.A.2b Describe how the arts function in commercial applications (mass media, product design, etc.).
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.2 Identify and describe how the arts communicate the similarities and differences among various people, places, and times.

Illinois State Standards for Middle/Junior High School

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.3c Identify and describe changes in elements and expressive qualities (crescendo, ritardando, fermata, meter, sforzando, etc.).
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.1 Identify similarities in and among the arts (pattern, sequence, mood, etc.).
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.3c Describe the processes involved in composing, conducting and performing.
  • 26.A.3d Read and interpret traditional music notation in a varied repertoire.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.3c Sing or play with expression and accuracy a variety of music representing diverse cultures and styles.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.3a Identify and describe careers and jobs in and among the arts and how they contribute to the world of work.
  • 27.A.3b Compare and contrast how the arts function in ceremony, technology, politics, communication, and entertainment.
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.3 Know and describe how artists and their works shape culture and increase understanding of societies, past and present.

Illinois State Standards for Early High School

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.4 Analyze and evaluate the effective use of elements, principles, and expressive qualities in a performance in music.
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.4 Analyze and evaluate similar and distinctive characteristics of works in two or more of the arts that share the same historical period or societal context.
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.4c Analyze ways in which musical sounds are produced and how they are used in composing, conducting, and performing.
  • 26.A.4d Demonstrate the ability to read written notation for a vocal or instrumental part.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.4c Create and perform music of challenging complexity and length with expression.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.4a Evaluate how consumer trends in the arts affect the types and styles of art products.
  • 27.A.4b Analyze how the arts are used to inform and persuade through traditional and contemporary art forms.
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.4a Analyze and classify the distinguishing characteristics of historical and contemporary art works by style, period, and culture.
  • 27.B.4b Understand how the arts change in response to changes in society.

Illinois State Standards for Late High School

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.5 Analyze and evaluate student and professional works for how aesthetic qualities are used to convey intent, expressive ideas, and/or meaning.
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.5 Understand how different art forms combine to create an interdisciplinary work (musical theater, opera, cinematography, etc.).
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.5 Analyze and evaluate how the choice of media, tools, technologies, and processes support and influence the communication of ideas.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.5 Create and perform a complex work of art using a variety of techniques, technologies, and resources and independent decision-making.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.5 Analyze how careers in the arts are expanding based on new technologies and societal changes.
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.5 Analyze how the arts shape and reflect ideas, issues, or themes in a particular culture or historical period.

Illinois Theater Standards

Illinois State Standards for Early Elementary

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.1b Understand the elements of acting, locomotor and nonlocomotor move¬¨ment, vocal and nonvocal sound, and story making; the principles of plot, character, setting, problem/resolution, and message; and the expressive characteristics of simple emotions.
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.1 Identify similarities in and among the arts (pattern, sequence, mood, etc.).
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.1b Understand the tools of body, mind, voice, and simple visual/aural media; and the processes of planning, practicing, and collaborating used to create or perform drama/theater.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.1b Demonstrate individual skills (vocalizing, listening, moving, observing, concentrating, etc.) and group skills (decision making, planning, practicing, spacing, etc.) necessary to create or perform story elements and characterizations.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.1a Identify the distinctive roles of artists and audiences.
  • 27.A.1b Identify how the arts contribute to communication, celebrations, occupations, and recreation.
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.1 Know how images, sounds, and movement convey stories about people, places, and times.

Illinois State Standards for Late Elementary

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.2b Understand the elements of acting, scripting, speaking, improvising, physical movement, gesture, and picturization (shape, line, and level); the principles of conflict/resolution and theme; and the expressive characteristics of mood and dynamics.
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.2 Understand how elements and principles combine within an art form to express ideas.
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.2b Describe various ways the body, mind, and voice are used with acting, scripting, and staging processes to create or perform drama/theater.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.2b Demonstrate actions, characters, narrative skills, collaboration, environments, simple staging, and sequence of events and situations in solo and ensemble dramas.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.2a Identify and describe the relationship between the arts and various environments (home, school, workplace, theater, gallery, etc.).
  • 27.A.2b Describe how the arts function in commercial applications (mass media, product design, etc.).
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.2 Identify and describe how the arts communicate the similarities and differences among various people, places, and times.

Illinois State Standards for Middle/Junior High School

  • 25. know the language of the arts.
  • 25.a. understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.a.3b understand how the elements of acting, directing, playwriting, and designing combine with the principles of tension, rhythm, pattern, unity, balance, repetition, and idea to communicate.
  • 25.b. understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.b.3 compare and contrast the elements and principles in two or more art works that share similar themes.
  • 26. through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.a. understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.a.3b describe the use of the primary tools (body, mind, and voice) and the support tools (costumes, scenery, props, lights, make-up, sound) to convey an idea through acting, playwriting, and designing a drama or theater activity.
  • 26.b. apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.b.3b demonstrate storytelling, improvising, and memorizing scripted material supported by simple aural and visual effects and personal background knowledge needed to create and perform in drama/theater.
  • 27. understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.a. analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.a.3a identify and describe careers and jobs in and among the arts and how they contribute to the world of work.
  • 27.a.3b compare and contrast how the arts function in ceremony, technology, politics, communication, and entertainment.
  • 27.b. understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.b.3 know and describe how artists and their works shape culture and increase understanding of societies, past and present.

Illinois State Standards for Early High School

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.4 Analyze and evaluate the effective use of elements, principles, and expressive qualities in a performance in theater.
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.4 Analyze and evaluate similar and distinctive characteristics of works in two or more of the arts that share the same historical period or societal context.
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.4b Understand how the primary tools, support tools and creative processes (researching, auditioning, designing, directing, rehearsing, refining, presenting) interact and shape drama, theater, and film production.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.4b Create and perform an ensemble drama or theater scene using research, collaboration, characterization, and staging in combination with aural and visual technologies (video, lights, sets, costumes, make-up, sound, props, etc.).
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.4a Evaluate how consumer trends in the arts affect the types and styles of art products.
  • 27.A.4b Analyze how the arts are used to inform and persuade through traditional and contemporary art forms.
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.4a Analyze and classify the distinguishing characteristics of historical and contemporary art works by style, period, and culture.
  • 27.B.4b Understand how the arts change in response to changes in society.

Illinois State Standards for Late High School

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.5 Analyze and evaluate student and professional works for how aesthetic qualities are used to convey intent, expressive ideas, and/or meaning.
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.5 Understand how different art forms combine to create an interdisciplinary work (musical theater, opera, cinematography, etc.).
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.5 Analyze and evaluate how the choice of media, tools, technologies, and processes support and influence the communication of ideas.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.5 Create and perform a complex work of art using a variety of techniques, technologies, and resources and independent decision-making.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.5 Analyze how careers in the arts are expanding based on new technologies and societal changes.
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.5 Analyze how the arts shape and reflect ideas, issues, or themes in a particular culture or historical period.

Illinois Visual Arts Standards

Illinois State Standards for Early Elementary

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.1d Identify the elements of line, shape, space, color, and texture; the principles of repetition and pattern; and the expressive qualities of mood, emotion, and pictorial representation.
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.1 Identify similarities in and among the arts (pattern, sequence, mood, etc.).
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.1e Identify media and tools and how to use them in a safe and responsible manner when painting, drawing, and constructing.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.1d Demonstrate knowledge and skills to create visual works of art using manipulation, eye-hand coordina¬¨tion, building, and imagination.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.1a Identify the distinctive roles of artists and audiences.
  • 27.A.1b Identify how the arts contribute to communication, celebrations, occupations, and recreation.
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.1 Know how images, sounds, and movement convey stories about people, places, and times.

Illinois State Standards for Late Elementary

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.2d Identify and describe the elements of 2- and 3-dimensional space, figure ground, value, and form; the principles of rhythm, size, proportion, and composition; and the expressive qualities of symbol and story.
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.2 Understand how elements and principles combine within an art form to express ideas.
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.2e Describe the relationships among media, tools/technology, and processes.
  • 26.A.2f Understand the artistic processes of printmaking, weaving, photography, and sculpture.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.2d Demonstrate knowledge and skills to create works of visual art using problem solving, observing, designing, sketching, and constructing.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.2a Identify and describe the relationship between the arts and various environments (home, school, workplace, theater, gallery, etc.).
  • 27.A.2b Describe how the arts function in commercial applications (mass media, product design, etc.).
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.2 Identify and describe how the arts communicate the similarities and differences among various people, places, and times.

Illinois State Standards for Middle/Junior High School

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.3d Identify and describe the elements of value, perspective, and color schemes; the principles of contrast, emphasis, and unity; and the expressive qualities of thematic development and sequence.
  • 25.A.3e Analyze how the elements and principles can be organized to convey meaning through a variety of media and technology.
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.3 Compare and contrast the elements and principles in two or more art works that share similar themes.
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.3e Describe how the choices of tools/technologies and processes are used to create specific effects in the arts.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.3d Demonstrate knowledge and skills to create 2- and 3-dimensional works and time arts (film, animation, video, etc.) that are realistic, abstract, functional, and decorative.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.3a Identify and describe careers and jobs in and among the arts and how they contribute to the world of work.
  • 27.A.3b Compare and contrast how the arts function in ceremony, technology, politics, communication, and entertainment.
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.3 Know and describe how artists and their works shape culture and increase understanding of societies, past and present.

Illinois State Standards for Early High School

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.4 Analyze and evaluate the effective use of elements, principles, and expressive qualities in a visual piece.
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.4 Analyze and evaluate similar and distinctive characteristics of works in two or more of the arts that share the same historical period or societal context.
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.4e Analyze and evaluate how tools/technologies and processes combine to convey meaning.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.4d Demonstrate knowledge and skills that communicate clear and focused ideas based on planning, research, and problem solving.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.4a Evaluate how consumer trends in the arts affect the types and styles of art products.
  • 27.A.4b Analyze how the arts are used to inform and persuade through traditional and contemporary art forms.
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.4a Analyze and classify the distinguishing characteristics of historical and contemporary art works by style, period, and culture.
  • 27.B.4b Understand how the arts change in response to changes in society.

Illinois State Standards for Late High School

  • 25. Know the language of the arts.
  • 25.A. Understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  • 25.A.5 Analyze and evaluate student and professional works for how aesthetic qualities are used to convey intent, expressive ideas, and/or meaning.
  • 25.B. Understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  • 25.B.5 Understand how different art forms combine to create an interdisciplinary work (musical theater, opera, cinematography, etc.).
  • 26. Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • 26.A. Understand the processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  • 26.A.5 Analyze and evaluate how the choice of media, tools, technologies, and processes support and influence the communication of ideas.
  • 26.B. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  • 26.B.5 Create and perform a complex work of art using a variety of techniques, technologies, and resources and independent decision-making.
  • 27. Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
  • 27.A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.A.5 Analyze how careers in the arts are expanding based on new technologies and societal changes.
  • 27.B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
  • 27.B.5 Analyze how the arts shape and reflect ideas, issues, or themes in a particular culture or historical period.