K-12 Art instruction is a vital component of every child’s core education. Visual arts experiences cultivate creative expression, innovative thinking, problem solving, and personal development.
Through art education students will be able to:
- Communicate ideas and personal expressions through artwork.
- Learn to value, understand, and use the creative processes.
- Develop problem solving skills and innovative thinking.
- Use a variety of art media and techniques to create works of art.
- Interpret and respond to artwork using visual arts vocabulary.
- Make connections between visual arts and other curriculum areas.
- Appreciate and recognize the influence of art beyond the school setting.
- Understand characteristics of visual form from a variety of cultures and historical times.
A comprehensive school music program makes it possible for students to understand their own responses and the responses of others to the many forms of musical experience. It also enables students to develop and express their musical creativity as they progress toward full participation in musical culture. Through music instruction, students acquire essential knowledge and skills that include the ability to think critically, solve problems resourcefully, make informed judgments, work cooperatively within groups, appreciate different cultures, and use their imagination and creativity.
The content of the music curriculum is intended to support the following goals for students:
• Develop understanding of music through experiences in singing, playing instruments, performing rhythms, moving to music, composing, and listening.
• Develop the ability to read and notate music.
• Create compositions that transcribe their thoughts and emotions into forms of musical expression.
• Exercise critical thinking skills by investigating and analyzing all facets of the music discipline.
• Demonstrate awareness of and responsibility for the safe and responsible use of materials, equipment, methods, and technologies.
• Demonstrate understanding of the relationship of music to history and culture.
• Make connections between music and other fields of knowledge.
• Demonstrate the ability to apply aesthetic criteria for making musical decisions.
• Develop awareness of copyright and royalty requirements when rehearsing, performing, or otherwise using the works of others.
Twenty first century lives are not lived in isolation. People live and work with others from diverse backgrounds who speak different languages. Advances in technology have made instantaneous global communication possible. In order to thrive in this global society, today's learners must be able to communicate in other languages at higher levels of proficiency and with greater cultural competence than ever before. The Delaware World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages prepare students not only to be full participants in the global workforce, but also to become citizens of the world. This is the essence of college-, career-, and world-readiness.
The focus of instruction has shifted from learning about the language to engaging in the language. Today’s learners are being equipped with the skills to use their new language skills in meaningful ways in real-life situations. In today’s classroom, the emphasis is on the student being a “doer” and a “creator,” giving rise to different approaches to engage learners, including project-based learning, blended learning, and flipped classrooms. The tools of the 21st century have altered the core aspects of education in such a way that curriculum and pedagogy sometimes must change to be synchronous with the world in which we live. (2016 Delaware World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages)
The Red Clay Consolidated School District World Language Curriculum is based on this framework, with units chosen by a committee to provide both interest and balance.
World Language -- https://www.redclayschools.com/Page/237