Eht Task 5 Art Essay

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There are four areas of emphasis in arts education – dance, music, theater, and visual arts. According to the National Standards for Arts Education, students should be able to communicate at a basic level that includes knowledge and skills in the use of vocabularies, materials, technique, and intellectual methods of each arts discipline (NSAE, 2013). Minimum criteria that students should know and be able to do by the time they have completed secondary education are as follows: v Communicate proficiently in at least one art form. This includes the ability to use reason, insight, and technical proficiency when solving the artistic problem. v Develop and present a basic analysis of works of art from structural, historical, and cultural perspectives. Students need to be able to understand and then evaluate work in the various arts disciples. v Have exposure to exemplary works of art from a variety of historical periods and culture. This includes the basic knowledge of the influence the period in time has on the various arts as a whole and within the cultures. v Relate the knowledge and skills learned about the arts disciplines within each discipline. This requires critical thinking about how each disciple relates to the others be it through history or culture. Dance; a form of expression when you move your body in a way that goes with the rhythm and style of the music that is being played; is found in every culture since the recording of history (m-w.com, 2013). Teaching the history of dance could be done by a classroom teacher. Tribal dance evolved into folk dance. Folk dance becomes a way to socialize which then leads to ballet. Ballet has specific steps and moves that involve years of learning, practice, and proper technique. To teach proper technique to students, choreography was necessary and that led to dance performers and performances of
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