ERIC Number: ED475998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Kansas Curricular Standards for Visual Arts.
Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
The Kansas curricular standards for the visual arts are designed for experienced as well as preservice art educators and classroom teachers. The standards assist teachers in developing local curriculum, carrying out appropriate instruction, and assessing student progress. Because the standards are aligned with the national standards for the visual arts, all suggested instructional activities support high quality art lessons. Quality activities involve thoughtful, creative, and original expressions from students. This guide is divided into five sections: (1) "The Foundation"; (2) "Standards, Benchmarks, and Indicators"; (3) "Visual Arts Education Considerations"; (4) "Lesson Plans"; and (5) "Glossary." The guide is structured at four developmental levels: (1) preK-grade 2; (2) grades 3-4; (3) grades 5-8; and (4) grades 9-12. The structure of each page includes: left column (Kansas visual arts standards; benchmarks; indicators); right column (instructional examples; lesson plans). Model lesson plans have been included to illustrate instructional approaches that meet the state and national standards for visual arts. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Art Activities, Art Education, Benchmarking, Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Visual Arts
Kansas State Dept. of Education, 120 East 10th Street Topeka, KS 66612-1182. Tel: 785-296-3201; Fax: 785-296-7933; Web site: http://www.ksbe.state.ks.us/Welcome.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas