Chinese painting and calligraphy
The following 4th, 8th and 12th grade Wisconsin Model Academic Standards are met for English Language Arts, Social Studies,
Art and Design Education, Foreign
Languages, and Information & Technology Literacy.
Art and Design Education
A. Visual Memory and Knowledge: Students in Wisconsin will know and remember information and ideas about the art and design around them and throughout the world.
- A.4.1 Develop a basic mental storehouse of images.
- A.4.2 Learn basic vocabulary related to their study of art.
- A.4.3 Learn about basic styles of art from their own and other parts of the world.
- A.4.6 Know that art is a basic way of thinking and communicating about the world.
- A.8.1 Develop a mental storehouse of images.
- A.8.2 Learn appropriate vocabulary related to their study of art.
- A.8.3 Know about styles of art from their own and other parts of the world
- A.8.4 Know about some styles of art from various times.
- A.8.6 Identify ways in which art is basic to thinking and communicating about the world.
- A.12.1 Possess a mental storehouse of images.
- A.12.2 Know advanced vocabulary related to their study of art
- A.12.3 Know and recognize styles of art from their own and other parts of the world.
- B.4.1 Understand that artists and cultures throughout history have used art to
communicate ideas and to develop functions, structures, and designs
- B.4.2 Recognize that form, function, meaning, and expressive qualities of art and design
change from culture to culture and artist to artist
- B.4.3 Know that works of art and designed objects relate to specific cultures, times, and
- B.4.5 Understand that their choices in art are shaped by their own
culture and society
- B.4.4 Know that art is influenced by artists, designers, and cultures
- B.4.8 Learn that art historians, cultural anthropologists, and philosophers of art
contribute to an understanding of art and design
- B.8.1 Explore how artists and cultures throughout history have used
art to communicate ideas and to develop functions, structures, and designs
- B.8.2 Recognize ways in which form, function, meaning, and expressive qualities of art
and design change from culture to culture and artist to artist
- B.8.3 Identify works of art and designed objects as they relate to specific cultures, times, and places
- B.8.4 Know ways in which art is influenced by artists, designers, and cultures
- B.12.3 Relate works of art and designed objects to specific
cultures, times, and places
- B.12.4 Know how artists, designers, and cultures influence art
- C.4.1 Explore the elements and principles of design
- C.8.1 Know the elements and principles of design
- D.4.4 Learn about basic concepts in art, such as “form follows function,” “less is more,”
balance, symmetry, and originality
- D.4.5 Learn basic language used in art
- D.8.4 Understand basic concepts in art, such as “form follows function,” “destruction of
the box,” “less is more,” balance, symmetry, integrity, authenticity, and originality
- D.8.5 Learn common language in art, such as abstraction, representation,
impressionism, reproduction, serigraphy, sculpture, graphic design, construction,
- D.12.5 Know common language in art, such as abstraction, representation, impressionism, reproduction, serigraphy, sculpture, graphic design, construction,
G.4.1 Know that art communicates ideas
- G.4.2 Know that artwork has meanings
G.8.1 Know that visual images are important tools for thinking and communicating
I.4.3 Talk or write about feelings in a work of art
- I.4.4 Recognize their own feelings when they look at work of art
- I.4.5 Understand that art is made by people from different times, places, and cultures
- I.4.6 Realize that creating or looking at art can bring out different feelings
I.8.5 Understand that art reflects the time and place in which it was created
- I.8.6 Understand how creating or looking at art brings out feelings
I.12.4 Look at art and compare their feelings with those of the artist and others
- I.12.5 Understand and recognize that art reflects the history and culture in which it was
- J.4.1 Explore the purposes and functions of art
- J.4.2 Understand that the choice of materials and techniques influences the expressive
quality of art
- J.4.3 Learn that different cultures think about art differently
- J.4.8 Know that different cultures have different concepts of beauty
- J.8.1 Begin to understand the purposes and functions of art
- J.8.2 Understand how the choice of materials and techniques influences the expressive
quality of art
- J.8.3 Learn ways different cultures think about art
- J.8.8 Explore different cultures’ concepts of beauty
- J.12.1 Understand the purposes and functions of art
- J.12.3 Identify ways different cultures think about art
- J.12.8 Know concepts of beauty in different cultures
- K.4.1 Connect their knowledge and skills in art to other areas, such as the humanities,
sciences, social studies, and technology
K.4.4 Use a variety of tools, such as words, numbers, sounds, movements, images,
objects, emotions, technology, and spaces, to help understand and communicate
about the visual world
- K.4.6 Know about some of the similarities and differences of world cultures by studying
their fine arts: music, dance, theatre, literature, and architecture
- K.8.6 Explore the similarities and differences of world cultures by studying their fine
arts: music, dance, theatre, literature, and architecture
- K.12.6 Know the similarities and differences of world cultures by studying their fine arts:
music, dance, theatre, literature, and architecture
L.4.3 Explore the role that personal traits, such as independent thinking, courage,
integrity, insight, dedication, and patience, play in creating quality art and design
- L.4.4 Understand that art is created by people and changes our time and culture
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A. Geography: Students in Wisconsin will learn about geography through the study of the relationships among people, places, and environments
- A.4.7 Identify connections between the local community and other places in Wisconsin, the United States, and the world.
E. Behavioral Science: Students in Wisconsin will learn about the behavioral sciences by exploring concepts from the discipline of sociology, the study of the interactions among
individuals, groups, and institutions; the discipline of psychology, the study of factors that influence individual identity and learning; and the discipline of anthropology, the study of cultures in
various times and settings
- E.4.1 Explain the influence of prior knowledge, motivation, capabilities, personal interests, and other factors on individual learning.
- E.4.2 Explain the influence of factors such as family, neighborhood, personal interests, language, likes and dislikes, and accomplishments on individual identity and development.
- E.4.3 Describe how families are alike and different, comparing
characteristics such as size, hobbies, celebrations, where families live,
and how they make a living
- E.4.4 Describe the ways in which ethnic cultures influence the daily lives of people.
- E.4.9 Explain how people learn about others who are different from themselves.
- E.4.11 Give examples and explain how language, stories, folk tales, music, and other artistic creations are expressions of culture and how they convey knowledge of other peoples and
- E.4.13 Investigate and explain similarities and differences in ways that cultures meet human needs
- E.8.1 Give examples to explain and illustrate the influence of prior knowledge, motivation, capabilities, personal interests, and other factors on individual learning.
- E.8.2 Give examples to explain and illustrate how factors such as
family, gender, and socioeconomic status contribute to individual identity
- E.8.3 Describe the ways in which local, regional, and ethnic cultures may influence the everyday lives of people.
- E.8.4 Describe and explain the means by which individuals, groups, and institutions may contribute to social continuity and change within a community.
- E.8.9 Give examples of the cultural contributions of racial and ethnic groups in Wisconsin, the United States, and the world.
- E.8.10 Explain how language, art, music, beliefs, and other components of culture can further global understanding or cause misunderstanding.
- E.8.14 Select examples of artistic expressions from several different cultures for the purpose of comparing and contrasting the beliefs expressed.
- E.12.8 Analyze issues of cultural assimilation and cultural preservation among ethnic and racial groups in Wisconsin, the United States, and the world
- E.12.13 Compare the ways in which a universal theme is expressed artistically in three different world cultures
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English Language Arts
A. Reading/Literature: Students in Wisconsin will read and respond to a wide range of writing to build an understanding of written materials, of themselves, and of others
- A.4.1 & 8.1 & 12.1 Use effective reading strategies to achieve their purposes in reading.
- A.4.3 & 8.3 & 12.3 Read and discuss literary and nonliterary texts in order to understand human experience.
- A.4.4 & 8.4 & 12.4 Read to acquire information.
C. Oral Language: Students in Wisconsin will listen to understand and
will speak clearly and effectively for diverse purposes.
- C.4.2 & 8.2 & 12.2 Listen to and comprehend oral
D. Language: Students in Wisconsin will apply their knowledge of the nature, grammar, and variations of American English
- D.4.1 & 8.1 & 12.1 Develop their vocabulary of words, phrases, and idioms as a means of improving communication
- D.4.2 & 8.2 & 12.2 Recognize and interpret various uses and adaptations of language in social, cultural, regional, and professional situations, and learn to be flexible and responsive in
their use of English.
E. Media and Technology: Students in Wisconsin will use media and technology critically and creatively to obtain, organize, prepare and share information; to influence and persuade; and to
entertain and be entertained.
- E.4.1 & 8.1 & 12.1 Use computers to acquire, organize, analyze, and communicate information.
D.2. Transitioning - Cultural activities: Students will compare and
contrast activities from other cultures to their own in relation to home,
school, community, and nation.
E.1. Transitioning - Objects
and symbols: Students will
research the historic background of objects and symbols and how they came to represent certain cultures
E.2. Transitioning - Contributions: Students will examine the
role and significance of the contributions of other cultures in today’s world
E.3. Transitioning - Mutual
influences: Students will
discuss how historical and contemporary influences from other cultures shape people’s views of the world
and their own attitudes toward issues facing the world
E.1. Refining - Objects
and symbols: Students will
connect objects and symbols of other cultures to the underlying beliefs and perspectives
H.5. Phonetics: Students will compare the
sound-symbol association of English to that of the language studied
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Information and Technology Literacy
A. Media and Technology: Students in Wisconsin will select and use media and technology to access, organize, create, and communicate information for solving problems and constructing new
knowledge, products, and systems.
- A.4.1 & 8.1 & 12.1 Use common media and technology terminology and equipment.
- A.4.2 & 8.2 & 12.2 Identify and use common media formats.
- A.4.4 & 8.4 & 12.4 Use a computer and communications software to access and transmit information.
B. Information and Inquiry: Students in Wisconsin will access, evaluate, and apply information efficiently from a variety of sources in print, nonprint, and electronic formats to meet
personal and academic needs.
- B.4.3 & 8.3 & 12.3 Locate and access information sources.
- B.4.6 & 8.6 & 12.6 Interpret and use information to solve the problem or answer the question.
C. Independent Learning: Students in Wisconsin will apply information and technology skills to issues of personal and academic interests by actively and independently seeking
information; demonstrating critical and discriminating reading, listening, and viewing habits; and, striving for personal excellence in learning and career pursuits.
- C.4.2 & 8.2 & 12.2 Appreciate and derive meaning from literature and other creative expressions of information.
- C.4.3 & 8.3 & 12.3 Develop competence and selectivity in reading, listening, and viewing.
D. The Learning Community: Students in Wisconsin will demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in teams or groups, use information and technology in a responsible manner, respect
intellectual property rights, and recognize the importance of intellectual freedom and access to information in a democratic society.
- D.4.2 & 8.2 & 12.2 Use information, media, and technology in a responsible manner.
- D.4.3 & 8.3 & 12.3 Respect intellectual property rights.
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Kwong Yem Han