Coon Valley, WI
The following 4th, 8th and 12th grade curriculum standards are met for
English Language Arts, Social Studies,
and Design Education, and Information
and 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
- A.8.4 Know about some styles of art from various times.
- 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.
B. Art History, Citizenship, and Environment: Students in Wisconsin
will understand the value and significance of the visual arts media and design
in relation to art history, citizenship, the environment, and social development
- B.4.1 Understand that artists and cultures throughout history
have used art to communicate ideas and to develop functions, structures, and
- B.4.3 Know that works of art and designed
objects relate to specific cultures, times, and places.
- B.4.4 Know that art is influenced by artists,
designers, and cultures.
- B.8.4 Know ways in which art is influenced by artists,
designers, and cultures.
- B.4.5 Understand that their choices in art are
shaped by their own culture and society.
- B.8.5 & B.12.5 Understand how their choices in art are
shaped by their own culture and society.
D. Practical Applications: Students in Wisconsin will apply
their knowledge of people, places, ideas, and language of art to their daily
- D.4.5 Learn basic language used in art.
G. Art Criticism: Students in Wisconsin will interpret visual experiences, such as
artwork, designed objects, architecture, movies, television, and multimedia
images, using a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas.
- G.4.1 Know that art communicates ideas.
- G.4.2 Know that artwork has meanings.
- G.8.1 Know that visual images are important tools for thinking and
- G.8.2 Know how to find the meanings in artwork.
- G.12.2 Know how to find the meanings in artwork.
I. Personal and Social Development: Students in Wisconsin will
use their senses and emotions through art to develop their minds and improve
- I.4.5 Understand that art is made by people from different times,
places, and cultures.
- I.8.5 Understand that art reflects the time and place in which it
- I.12.5 Understand that art reflects the history and culture in
which it was created.
J. Cultural and Aesthetic Understanding
- J.4.3 Learn that different cultures think about art
- J.4.8 Know that different cultures have different concepts of
- J.8.3 Learn different ways cultures think about art.
- J.8.8 Explore different cultures' concepts of beauty.
- J.12.8 Know concepts of beauty in different cultures.
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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.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.12.2 Explain how factors such as physical endowment and
capabilities, family, gender, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status,
attitudes, beliefs, work and motivation contribute to individual identity and development.
- E.12.8 Analyze issues of cultural assimilation and cultural
preservation among ethnic and racial groups in Wisconsin, the United States, and
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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.
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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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
- 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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