Illinois State Board of Education Learning Standards
Identify and describe the elements of value, perspective, and color schemes; the principles
of contrast, emphasis, and unity; the expressive qualities of thematic development and
Analyze how the elements and principles can be organized to convey meaning through a
variety of media and technology.
Identify similarities in and among the arts.
Understand how elements and principles combine within an art form to express ideas.
Compare and contrast the elements and principles in two or more art works that share simi-
Analyze and evaluate similar and distinctive characteristics of works in two or more of the
arts that share the same historical period or societal context.
Demonstrate knowledge and skills to create visual works of art using manipulation, eye-
hand coordination, building and imagination.
Demonstrate knowledge and skills to create works of visual art using problem solving,
observing, designing, sketching, and constructing.
Demonstrate knowledge and skills to create 2- and3-dimensional works that are realistic,
abstract, functional, and decorative.
Demonstrate knowledge and skills that communicate clear and focused ideas based on
planning, research, and problem solving.
Identify and describe the relationship between the arts and various environments.
Identify and describe careers and jobs in the arts and how they contribute to the world of
Analyze how the arts are used to inform and persuade through traditional and contemporary
Know how images convey stories about people,places, and times.
Identify and describe how the arts communicate the similarities and differences among vari-
ous people, places, and times.
Know and describe how artists and their works shape culture and increase the understand-
ing of societies, past and present.
Analyze and classify the distinguishing characteristics of historical and contemporary art
works by style, period, and culture.
Understand how the arts change in response to changes in society.
Depression Era Art: The Federal Arts Project