Illinois Learning Standards

Stage A - Fine Arts—Music


25A —

Students who meet the standard understand the sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities of the arts.
  1. Identify loud, soft, high, and low sounds.
  2. Identify fast and slow music.
  3. Identify tone colors (timbres) of voices and environmental sounds.
  4. Identify long and short sounds.
  5. Echo a steady beat.
  6. Distinguish between same and different phrases or sections in a simple song.
  7. Match the mood, emotion, or idea expressed in a musical example with the sensory element that creates that expressive quality.

25B —

Students who meet the standard understand the similarities, distinctions, and connections in and among the arts.
  1. Name one way each art form is different from the others (e.g., music and drama use voice; dance and visual arts do not).
  2. Describe the theme, idea, feeling, or story within an art work (e.g., mood in "Starry Night", Peer Gynt Suite).

26A —

Students who meet the standard understand processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
  1. Identify voices of classmates.
  2. Label environmental sounds.
  3. Demonstrate differences between singing, speaking, shouting, and whispering voices.
  4. Connect sound characteristics (e.g., long/short, high/low) to iconic notation.

26B —

Students who meet the standard can apply skills and knowledge necessary to create and perform in one or more of the arts.
  1. Sing songs of various cultures in rhythm maintaining a steady tempo.
  2. Improvise "answers" in the same style to given rhythmic and melodic phrases.
  3. Create and perform appropriate music to augment stories.

27A —

Students who meet the standard can analyze how the arts function in history, society and everyday life.
  1. Listen attentively to and observe performances and art works.
  2. Name one occupation associated with each art form (e.g., actor, painter, dancer, musician).
  3. Name the four fine arts.
  4. Identify ways arts are used in celebration's.
  5. Interpret movements, sounds, and visual images in art works made by self and others.
  6. Tell about a personal experience in the arts.

27B —

Students who meet the standard understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society and everyday life.
  1. Connect images and sounds from a work of art to stories about people and everyday life.

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