Illinois State Board of Education Learning Standards and Learning Benchmarks Covered in the
Behind the Scenes Web Module
Identify the distinctive role of artists and audiences.
Identify and describe careers and jobs in and among the arts and how they contribute to the
world of art.
Analyze how the arts are used to inform and persuade through traditional and contemporary
Know how images (and objects) convey stories about people, places, and times.
Identify and describe how the arts communicate the similarities and differences among various
people, places, and times.
Solve one- and two-step problems using operations.
Describe relationships in a simple scale drawing.
Interpret scale drawings.
Identify related two-dimensional shapes.
Draw two-dimensional geometric figures.
Describe and draw representations of geometric relationships, patterns, and symmetries.
Use concepts of symmetry, similarity, and angles to describe and analyze two-dimensional
shapes in practical applications.
Identify lines of symmetry in simple figures and construct symmetrical figures.
16.A.1b. Ask historical questions and seek out answers from historical sources (e.g., biographies, sto-
ries, old photographs, artwork, other visual or electronic sources).
Ask questions and seek answers by collecting and analyzing data from historic documents,
images and other literary and nonliterary sources.
Explain ways in which artistic creations serve as expressions of culture.
Explain how the arts contribute to the development and transmission of culture.
18.B.1a. Compare the roles of individuals in group situations.
Write to communicate for a variety of purposes.
Compose well-organized and coherent writing for specific purposes and audiences.
Speak effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
Locate, organize, and use information from various sources to answer questions, solve prob-
lems, and communicate ideas.
Analyze and evaluate information acquired from various sources.
Apply acquired information, concepts, and ideas to communicate in a variety of formats.
Develop questions on scientific topics.
Collect data for investigations using measuring instruments and technologies.
Record and store data using available technologies.
Arrange data into logical patterns and describe the patterns.
Formulate questions on a specific science topic and choose the steps needed to answer the
Collect data for investigations using scientific process skills including observing, estimating
Construct charts and visualizations to display data.
Use data to produce reasonable explanations.
Report and display the results of individual and group investigations.
Interpret and represent results of analysis to produce findings.
Report and display the process and results of a scientific investigation.