Illinois Fine Arts
The following information should be helpful to exploring the relationships to GIS, GPS and the state standards.
Why This Goal Is Important: The arts are a record of civilizations, past and present. Artists are influenced by—and influence—the times and places in which they live and work. As students learn through the arts about people and civilizations, they learn about others and themselves. Also, students learn about careers related to this goal (e.g., animator, curator, art historian, sound technician).
STATE GOAL 27: Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
Learning Standard 27A. Analyze how the arts function in history, society and everyday life. Early Elementary 27.A.1b Identify how the arts contribute to communication, celebrations, occupations and recreation. Late Elementary 27.A.2a Identify and describe the relationship between the arts and various environments (e.g., home, school, workplace, theatre, gallery). Middle & Junior
27.A.3a Identify and describe careers and jobs in and among the arts and how they contribute to the world of work. Early High School 27.A.4a Evaluate how consumer trends in the arts affect the types and styles of art products. Late High School 27.A.5 Analyze how careers in the arts are expanding based on new technologies and societal changes. Learning Standard 27B. Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society and everyday life. Late Elementary 27.B.2 Identify and describe how the arts communicate the similarities and differences among various people, places and times. Middle & Junior
27.B.3 Know and describe how artists and their works shape culture and increase understanding of societies, past and present. Early High School 27.B.4a Analyze and classify the distinguishing characteristics of historical and contemporary art works by style, period and culture. Late High School 27.B.5 Analyze how the arts shape and reflect ideas, issues or themes in a particular culture or historical period.
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