•  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/acre/standards/new-standards/arts/visual/k-8.pdf

    The Essential Standards state that students will be able to:

     * Plan, adjust, evaluate, identify, collect,analyze, and refine the language they use for different purposes and audiences.

     * Use critical analysis to generate responses to a variety of prompts.

     * Understand the connections and life applications of visual arts.

     * Understand the global, historical, societal,and cultural contexts of the visual arts.

     * Create art using a variety of tools, media,and processes safely and appropriately.

     * Apply creative thinking skills to artistic expression.

     * Use the language of visual arts to communicate effectively.

    * 6th grade- Understand visual art in relationship to the geography, history, and culture of world civilizations and societies from the beginning of human society to the emergence of the First Global Age.

     *7th grade- Understand visual art in relationship to the geography, history, and culture of modern societies from the emergence of the First Global Age to the present.

     *8th grade- Understand the role of visual art in North Carolina and the United States in relation to history and geography.