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(1) The media arts content standards for first grade are that each student will:

(a) express ideas for media artworks through traditional and nontraditional media;

(b) express ideas to form plans and models for media arts productions and products;

(c) identify the effects of making changes to the content form or presentation of media artworks;

(d) combine art forms and media content to form media artworks;

(e) demonstrate skills and roles in media arts presentations;

(f) discuss the presentation of media artworks and identify reactions;

(g) identify components and messages in media artworks;

(h) describe the meanings of a variety of media artworks;

(i) identify qualities of media artworks considering audience;

(j) use personal experiences, interests, and models in creating media artworks; and

(k) discuss uses of media artworks in everyday life.

(2) The visual arts content standards for first grade are that each student will:

(a) engage and collaborate in creative investigation of art materials;

(b) create artwork that identifies uses of everyday objects;

(c) use art vocabulary to describe choices while creating art;

(d) explain why objects, artifacts, and artwork are valued differently by different audiences;

(e) identify how artwork should be prepared for a presentation;

(f) identify the roles and responsibilities of people who visit and work in museums;

(g) select and describe artworks that illustrate daily life comparing different images that represent the same subject;

(h) describe characteristics of artworks;

(i) classify artwork based on reasons for preferences;

(j) identify reasons to create art outside of school; and

(k) describe the reasons that people from different places and times create artwork.

(3) The theatre arts content standards for first grade are that each student will:

(a) identify ways in which gestures and movement may be used to create or retell a story;

(b) contribute to the development of a sequential plot in guided creative drama;

(c) contribute to the adaptation of the plot in guided creative drama;

(d) use body, face, gesture, and voice to communicate character and emotions in guided creative drama;

(e) experiment with design elements in creative drama;

(f) use movement and gesture to communicate emotions in guided creative drama;

(g) discuss an emotional response to guided creative drama;

(h) discuss how setting can influence character actions in creative drama;

(i) describe design elements in guided creative drama;

(j) describe similarities between characters and oneself in a guided creative drama; and

(k) describe similarities and differences in stories from multiple cultures.

(4) The music content standards for first grade are that each student will:

(a) create musical ideas for a purpose;

(b) identify expressive intent of musical ideas;

(c) discuss changes in musical ideas;

(d) describe the purpose of a variety of musical selections;

(e) rehearse to revise musical performances;

(f) perform music for a purpose;

(g) identify influences in making musical selections;

(h) identify expressive qualities of music;

(i) describe preferences while evaluating music;

(j) describe emotions when experiencing music; and

(k) describe connections between music, arts, and daily life in a variety of contexts.

(5) The dance content standards for first grade are that each student will:

(a) experiment with movement inspired by a variety of sounds;

(b) improvise a dance with beginning, middle, and end;

(c) apply changes to movement in dance sequences;

(d) identify movement qualities using simple dance vocabulary;

(e) demonstrate a range of movements while coordinating with other dancers;

(f) use production elements in a dance for and with others;

(g) identify a movement that repeats in a dance to make a pattern;

(h) discuss selected movements from a dance using dance vocabulary;

(i) use criteria to identify and demonstrate movements in dance;

(j) identify the movements in a dance that relate to a familiar experience; and

(k) demonstrate and describe movements in dances.


History: Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-1-501, 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, 20-9-309, MCA; NEW, 2016 MAR p. 1387, Eff. 7/1/17.

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