The following 4th, 8th and 12th grade Wisconsin Model Academic Standards are met for English Language Arts, Social Studies,
Art and Design Education, and Information & Technology Literacy.
Art and Design Education
A. Visual Memory and Knowledge: Students in Wisconsin will know and remember information and ideas about the art and design around them and throughout the world.
- A.4.1 Develop a basic mental storehouse of images.
- A.4.2 Learn basic vocabulary related to their study of art.
- A.4.3 Learn about basic styles of art from their own and other parts of the world.
- A.4.6 Know that art is a basic way of thinking and communicating about the world.
- A.8.1 Develop a mental storehouse of images.
- A.8.2 Learn appropriate vocabulary related to their study of art.
- A.8.3 Know about styles of art from their own and other parts of the world
- A.8.4 Know about some styles of art from various times.
- A.8.5 Demonstrate ways in which art is one of the greatest achievements of human beings.
- A.8.6 Identify ways in which art is basic to thinking and communicating about the world.
- A.12.1 Possess a mental storehouse of images.
- A.12.3 Know and recognize styles of art from their own and other parts of the world.
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A. Geography: Students in Wisconsin will learn about geography through the study of the relationships among people, places, and environments
- A.4.7 Identify connections between the local community and other places in Wisconsin, the United States, and the world.
- A.8.8 Describe and analyze the ways in which people in different regions of the world interact with their physical environments through vocational and recreational activities.
B. History: Students in Wisconsin will learn about the history of Wisconsin, the United States, and the world, examining change and continuity over time in order to develop historical
perspective, explain historical relationships, and analyze issues that affect the present and the future
- B.4.1 Identify and examine various sources of information that are used for constructing an understanding of the past, such as artifacts, documents, letters, diaries, maps, textbooks,
photos, paintings, architecture, oral presentations, graphs, and charts.
- B.4.3 Examine biographies, stories, narratives, and folk tales to understand the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people, place them in time and context, and explain their relationship
to important historical events.
- B.8.1 Interpret the past using a variety of sources, such as biographies, diaries, journals, artifacts, eyewitness interviews, and other primary source materials, and evaluate the
credibility of sources used.
- B.8.12 Describe how history can be organized and analyzed using various criteria to group people and events chronologically, geographically, thematically, topically, and by issues.
- B.12.14 Explain the origins, central ideas, and global influence of religions, such as Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, and Christianity
E. Behavioral Science: Students in Wisconsin will learn about the behavioral sciences by exploring concepts from the discipline of sociology, the study of the interactions among
individuals, groups, and institutions; the discipline of psychology, the study of factors that influence individual identity and learning; and the discipline of anthropology, the study of cultures in
various times and settings
- E.4.1 Explain the influence of prior knowledge, motivation, capabilities, personal interests, and other factors on individual learning.
- E.4.2 Explain the influence of factors such as family, neighborhood, personal interests, language, likes and dislikes, and accomplishments on individual identity and development.
- E.4.3 Describe how families are alike and different, comparing characteristics such as size, hobbies, celebrations, where families live, and how they make a living.
- E.4.4 Describe the ways in which ethnic cultures influence the daily lives of people.
- E.4.5 Identify and describe institutions such as school, church, police, and family and describe their contributions to the well being of the community, state, nation, and global society.
- E.4.8 Describe and distinguish among the values and beliefs of different groups and institutions.
- E.4.9 Explain how people learn about others who are different from themselves.
- E.4.11 Give examples and explain how language, stories, folk tales, music, and other artistic creations are expressions of culture and how they convey knowledge of other peoples and
- E.8.1 Give examples to explain and illustrate the influence of prior knowledge, motivation, capabilities, personal interests, and other factors on individual learning.
- E.8.2 Give examples to explain and illustrate how factors such as family, gender, and socioeconomic status contribute to individual identity and development.
- E.8.3 Describe the ways in which local, regional, and ethnic cultures may influence the everyday lives of people.
- E.8.4 Describe and explain the means by which individuals, groups, and institutions may contribute to social continuity and change within a community.
- E.8.5 Describe and explain the means by which groups and institutions meet the needs of individuals and societies.
- E.8.6 Describe and explain the influence of status, ethnic origin, race, gender, and age on the interactions of individuals.
- E.8.9 Give examples of the cultural contributions of racial and ethnic groups in Wisconsin, the United States, and the world.
- E.8.10 Explain how language, art, music, beliefs, and other components of culture can further global understanding or cause misunderstanding.
- E.8.14 Select examples of artistic expressions from several different cultures for the purpose of comparing and contrasting the beliefs expressed.
- E.12.5 Describe the ways cultural and social groups are defined and how they have changed over time
- E.12.8 Analyze issues of cultural assimilation and cultural preservation among ethnic and racial groups in Wisconsin, the United States, and the world
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English Language Arts
A. Reading/Literature: Students in Wisconsin will read and respond to a wide range of writing to build an understanding of written materials, of themselves, and of others
- A.4.1 & 8.1 & 12.1 Use effective reading strategies to achieve their purposes in reading.
- A.4.3 & 8.3 & 12.3 Read and discuss literary and nonliterary texts in order to understand human experience.
- A.4.4 & 8.4 & 12.4 Read to acquire information.
B. Writing: Students in Wisconsin will write clearly and effectively to share information and knowledge, to influence and persuade, to create and entertain
- B.4.1 & 8.1 & 12.1 Create or produce writing to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
D. Language: Students in Wisconsin will apply their knowledge of the nature, grammar, and variations of American English
- D.4.2 & 8.2 & 12.2 Recognize and interpret various uses and adaptations of language in social, cultural, regional, and professional situations, and learn to be flexible and responsive in
their use of English.
E. Media and Technology: Students in Wisconsin will use media and technology critically and creatively to obtain, organize, prepare and share information; to influence and persuade; and to
entertain and be entertained.
- E.4.1 & 8.1 & 12.1 Use computers to acquire, organize, analyze, and communicate information.
F. Research and Inquiry: Students in Wisconsin will locate, use, and communicate information from a variety of print and nonprint materials.
- F.4.1 & 8.1 & 12.1 Conduct research and inquiry on self-selected or assigned topics, issues, or problems and use an appropriate form to communicate their findings.
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Information and Technology Literacy
A. Media and Technology: Students in Wisconsin will select and use media and technology to access, organize, create, and communicate information for solving problems and constructing new
knowledge, products, and systems.
- A.4.1 & 8.1 & 12.1 Use common media and technology terminology and equipment.
- A.4.2 & 8.2 & 12.2 Identify and use common media formats.
- A.4.4 & 8.4 & 12.4 Use a computer and communications software to access and transmit information.
B. Information and Inquiry: Students in Wisconsin will access, evaluate, and apply information efficiently from a variety of sources in print, nonprint, and electronic formats to meet
personal and academic needs.
- B.4.3 & 8.3 & 12.3 Locate and access information sources.
- B.4.6 & 8.6 & 12.6 Interpret and use information to solve the problem or answer the question.
C. Independent Learning: Students in Wisconsin will apply information and technology skills to issues of personal and academic interests by actively and independently seeking
information; demonstrating critical and discriminating reading, listening, and viewing habits; and, striving for personal excellence in learning and career pursuits.
- C.4.2 & 8.2 & 12.2 Appreciate and derive meaning from literature and other creative expressions of information.
- C.4.3 & 8.3 & 12.3 Develop competence and selectivity in reading, listening, and viewing.
D. The Learning Community: Students in Wisconsin will demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in teams or groups, use information and technology in a responsible manner, respect
intellectual property rights, and recognize the importance of intellectual freedom and access to information in a democratic society.
- D.4.2 & 8.2 & 12.2 Use information, media, and technology in a responsible manner.
- D.4.3 & 8.3 & 12.3 Respect intellectual property rights.
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