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Art is an integral part of the total elementary school curriculum. Art builds opportunities for children to develop natural sensibilities through making and studying art. As students are guided through visual, tactile, and manipulative art experiences, they build important mental processes / areas.
The art standards guide the development of students' abilities in 7 areas: aesthetic understanding, creative thinking, perceptual awareness, artistic skills and knowledge, historical and cultural context, critical analysis, and connections to other disciplines.
~ Excerpted from the Grades K-5 Visual Arts Introduction
According to the National Standards for Arts Education, performing, creating, and responding to music are the fundamental music processes in which humans engage. Listening to, analyzing, and the evaluation of music are important building blocks of musical learning. A large breadth of background enables students to begin to understand the connections and relationships between music and other disciplines.
The study of music is a product of its time and place, although some works transcend their original settings. To participate fully in a diverse, global society, students must understand their own historical and cultural heritage and those of others within their communities and beyond. Music is a basic expression of human culture; every student should have access to a balanced, comprehensive, and sequential program of study in music. The study of music in K-5 grades uniquely embraces a sequential and quality performance-based curriculum that is developmentally appropriate to all learners.
~Excerpted from Georgia Fine Arts Music Introduction
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P.E. Goal: To promote / improve fitness awareness, fitness level, and lifestyles through play and physical activity.
K-2 Focus: To improve individual skills such as balancing, skipping, fleeing, and dodging, while developing cooperative skills with others.
3 - 5 Focus: There is a strong focus on fitness level progression through exercise and game play, as well as teamwork to complete a task or accomplish a goal.
STEM is an instructional approach where ALL students are exposed to real world problems that allow for the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Students are required to think critically about how to use their learning to solve a problem. Thinking outside of the proverbial box is encouraged. Collaboration is necessary. It is understood that failure is a part of learning. Success is the result of multiple failures where a person was not allowed to quit trying.
K - 1: Integration of science curriculum through inquiry based learning
Grades 2 - 3: Integration of science and math curriculum through technology production projects
Grades 4 - 5: Integration of multiple subjects through technology production projects