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The Language of Art Unit

Relation to Standards

    We have drawn on the National Standards for Arts Education [] outlined by the Consortium of National Arts Education Associations. These standards provide excellent guidelines for teachers on how to focus visual arts work in their classrooms.

    We agree with the Consortium of National Arts Education Associations that students need to be encouraged and supported in their development of artistic abilities.
    Specifically, these standards suggest that:

    We also agree that "[a]s a result of developing these capabilities, students can arrive at their own knowledge, beliefs, and values for making personal and artistic decisions. In other terms, they can arrive at a broad-based, well-grounded understanding of the nature, value, and meaning of the arts as a part of their own humanity" (National Standards for Arts Education).

    An evaluation of how the Language of Art Unit addresses some of these standards:

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