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Norwegian Rosemaling
Platteville, WI

The following 4th, 8th and 12th grade Wisconsin Model Academic Standards are met for English Language Arts, Social Studies, Art and Design Education, 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.4.4 Learn about styles of art from various times.
  • 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.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.
  • A.12.4 Know and recognize many styles of art from various times

B: Art and Design History, Citizenship and Environment: Students in Wisconsin will understand the value and significance of the visual arts, media and design in relation to history, citizenship, the environment, and social development.

  • 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 places.
  • B.4.4 Know that art is influenced by artists, designers, and cultures.
  • B.4.6 Know basic ways to describe, analyze, interpret, and judge art images and objects from various cultures, artists, and designers.
  • B.4.8 Learn that art historians, cultural anthropologists, and philosophers of art contribute to an understanding of art and design.
  • B.12.2 Show ways that form, function, meaning, and expressive qualities of art and design change from culture to culture and artist to artist.
  • 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.
  • B.12.8 Know the contributions of art historians, cultural anthropologists, and philosophers of art to our understanding of art and design.

D. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: Students in Wisconsin will apply their knowledge of people, places, ideas, and language of art and design to their daily lives.

  • D.4.1 Know basic information, such as the history, public art, and unique architecture, of their own cultural community
  • 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.12.1 Know about the history, public art, and unique architecture of their cultural community

I. PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: Students in Wisconsin will use their senses and emotions through art and design to develop their minds and to improve social relationships.

  • I.4.5 Understand that art is made by people from different times, places, and cultures
  • I.8.5 Understand that art reflects the time and place in which it was created

J. CULTURAL AND AESTHETIC UNDERSTANDING: Students in Wisconsin will reflect upon the nature of art and design and meaning in art and culture.

  • 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.8.2 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 culturesí concepts of beauty
  • J.12.1 Understand the purposes and functions of art
  • J.12.8 Know concepts of beauty in different cultures

K. MAKING CONNECTIONS: Students in Wisconsin will make connections among the arts, other disciplines, other cultures, and the world of work.

  • K.4.1 Connect their knowledge and skills in art to other areas, such as the humanities, sciences, social studies, and technology
  • K.4.5 Know art includes activities, such as museum curation, historic preservation, collecting, and writing about art and design
  • K.8.1 Connect their knowledge and skills in art to other areas, such as the humanities, sciences, social studies, and technology
  • K.12.1 Connect their knowledge and skills in art to other areas, such as the humanities, sciences, social studies, and technology

L. VISUAL IMAGINATION AND CREATIVITY: Students in Wisconsin will use their imaginations and creativity to develop multiple solutions to problems, expand their minds, and create ideas for original works of art and design.

  • L.4.4 Understand that art is created by people and changes our time and culture
  • L.4.5 Explore nature and designs by artists as sources for new ideas for their artwork
  • L.4.6 Understand that artists develop a personal style that reflects who they are
  • L.8.4 Understand that nature and other designs can be sources for new ideas
  • L.8.5 Study ways that artists develop personal style that reflects who they are
  • L.8.6 Understand that art is created by people of different cultures, expresses different ideas and concepts, and changes over time
  • L.12.6 Understand that art is created by people with different world views, expresses diverse ideas, and changes over time

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Social Studies

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.
  • A.8.7 Describe the movement of people, ideas, diseases, and products throughout the world.

B.  History: Students in Wisconsin will learn about the history of Wisconsin, the United States, and the world, examining change and continuity over time in order to develop historical perspective, explain historical relationships, and analyze issues that affect the present and the future

  • B.4.1 Identify and examine various sources of information that are used for constructing an understanding of the past, such as artifacts, documents, letters, diaries, maps, textbooks, photos, paintings, architecture, oral presentations, graphs, and charts.
  • B.4.3 Examine biographies, stories, narratives, and folk tales to understand the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people, place them in time and context, and explain their relationship to important historical events.
  • B.4.4 Compare and contrast changes in contemporary life with life in the past by looking at social, economic, political, and cultural roles played by individuals and groups.
  • B.4.7 Identify and describe important events and famous people in Wisconsin and United States history.
  • B.12.7 Identify major works of art and literature produced in the United States and elsewhere in the world and explain how they reflect the era in which they were created.
  • B.12.8 Recall, select, and explain the significance of important people, their work, and their ideas in the areas of political and intellectual leadership, inventions, discoveries, and the arts, within each major era of Wisconsin, United States, and world history.

D. Economics: Students in Wisconsin will learn about production, distribution, exchange, and consumption so that they can make informed economic decisions.

  • D.4.3 Identify local goods and services that are part of the global economy and explain their use in Wisconsin
  • D.8.3 Describe Wisconsin's role in national and global economies and give examples of local economic activity in national and global markets.

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.4.5 Identify and describe institutions such as school, church, police, and family and describe their contributions to the well being of the community, state, nation, and global society.
  • 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 cultures.
  • E.4.12 Give examples of important contributions made by Wisconsin citizens, United States citizens, and world citizens.
  • 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 and development.
  • 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.8.5 Describe and explain the means by which groups and institutions meet the needs of individuals and societies.
  • E.8.6 Describe and explain the influence of status, ethnic origin, race, gender, and age on the interactions of individuals.
  • 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.8.13 Select examples of artistic expressions from several different cultures for the purpose of comparing and contrasting the beliefs expressed.
  • E.12.2 Explain how such factors as physical endowment and capabilities, family, gender, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, attitudes, beliefs, work, and motivation contribute to individual identity and development.
  • E.12.4 Analyze the role of economic, political, educational, familial, and religious institutions as agents of both continuity and change, citing current and past examples.
  • E.12.6 Analyze the means by which and extent to which groups and institutions can influence people, events, and cultures in both historical and contemporary settings
  • E.12.8 Analyze issues of cultural assimilation and cultural preservation among ethnic and racial groups in Wisconsin, the United States, and the world 

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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.4.3 & 8.3 & 12.3 Participate effectively in discusion.

D. Language: Students in Wisconsin will apply their knowledge of the nature, grammar, and variations of American English

  • 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.

F. Research and Inquiry: Students in Wisconsin will locate, use, and communicate information from a variety of print and nonprint materials.

  • F.4.1 & 8.1 & 12.1 Conduct research and inquiry on self-selected or assigned topics, issues, or problems and use an appropriate form to communicate their findings.

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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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