Visual Arts Standards Addressed In All Hands on Activities:
Content Standard 4.0 Historical and Cultural Relationships and Influences to Art Works. (Students will understand the visual arts in relation to history and cultures, identify specific works, describe their function, explain how history and cultural influenced these art works and express the contribution they make to art and culture in the United States.)
Performance Standard 4.2
Students will be able to describe the functions of works of art in relation to history and cultures.
a. Students will become familiar, using photographs or actual objects, with several items from a culture, describe the material they are constructed from, their use (i.e. personal, utilitarian or religious) and their relative importance to the peoples of that culture.
Performance Standard 4.3
Students will explain verbally and in writing how history and culture influenced art works.
a. Students will analyze relationships of works of art to one another in terms of history, aesthetics and culture, stating conclusions made in the analysis and using such conclusions to incorporate elements in their own art making.
Performance Standard 4.4
Students will express the contribution historical and cultural art works make to art and culture in the United States.
a. Students will collect and analyze art work by famous artists (e.g. Frida Khalo, Diego Rivera), describe how the culture is reflected in their work and give examples of objects and places in the culture that have used visual elements of these artists.