K-3 Standards

STRAND I: Artistic Foundations

Standard 1:  Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of the arts area

     1.  Identify the elements of music including melody, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, tone color, texture, form and their related concepts

Standard 2:  Demonstrate knowledge and use of the technical skills of the art form, integrating technology when applicable

     1.  Read and notate music using a system of notation, such as solfege, numbers or symbols

     2.  Sing and play with accurate pitch, rhythm, and expressive intent

Standard 3:  Demonstrate understanding of the personal, social, cultural, historical contexts that influence the arts areas

     1.  Identify the characteristics of music from a variety of cultures including the contributions of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities

STRAND II:  Artistic Process:  Create or Make

Standard 1:  Create or make in a variety of contexts in the arts area using the artistic foundations

     1.  Improvise or compose to express musical ideas using the voice or instrument

     2.  Revise a creation based on the feedback of others

STRAND III:  Artistic Process: Perform or Present

Standard 1:  Perform or present in a variety of contexts in the arts area using the artistic foundations

     1.  Sing or play a varied repertoire that includes simple rhythm and melodies

     2.  Reflect on a performance based on the feedback of others

STRAND IV:  Artistic Process:  Respond or Critique

Strand 1.  Respond to or critique a variety of creations and performances using the artistic foundations

     1.  Compare and contrast the characteristics of a variety of musical works or performances