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Following are the lists of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, or TEKS. This is the framework we use to create lessons.
(source: Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts, CEDFA, updated August 2014)Fifth Grade TEKS:Knowledge and skills.Middle School 1 Art (6th grade in our District):Knowledge and skills.
Foundations: observation and perception. The student develops and expands visual literacy skills using critical thinking, imagination, and the senses to observe and explore the world by learning about, understanding, and applying the elements of art, principles of design, and expressive qualities. The student uses what the student sees, knows, and has experienced as sources for examining, understanding, and creating original artworks. The student is expected to: Creative expression. The student communicates ideas through original artworks using a variety of media with appropriate skills. The student expresses thoughts and ideas creatively while challenging the imagination, fostering reflective thinking, and developing disciplined effort and progressive problem-solving skills. The student is expected to: Historical and cultural relevance. The student demonstrates an understanding of art history and culture by analyzing artistic styles, historical periods, and a variety of cultures. The student develops global awareness and respect for the traditions and contributions of diverse cultures. The student is expected to: Critical evaluation and response. The student responds to and analyzes artworks of self and others, contributing to the development of the lifelong skills of making informed judgments and reasoned evaluations. The student is expected to:
Source: The provisions of this §117.202 adopted to be effective July 28, 2013, 38 TexReg 4575.