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Links to The School District of Philadelphia’s Core Curriculum for Visual Arts, Grade 4

9.1 Production, Performance, and Exhibition of Visual Arts
Performance Content Descriptors:
  • Identify the elements, principles, and expressive features in works of art.
  • Solve visual arts problems by applying elements, principles, and expressive features of art.
  • Know differences among materials, techniques, and processes.
  • Select and use materials, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
  • Develop, use, and maintain an art vocabulary.
  • Identify subject matter, symbols, and ideas in works of art from diverse cultures and historical periods.
  • Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.
9.2 Historical and Cultural Contexts
Performance Content Descriptors:
  • Identify works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times, and places.
  • Create art based on historical and cultural ideas.
9.3 Critical Response
Performance Content Descriptor:
  • Understand that there are various purposes for creating works of art.
9.4 Aesthetic Response
Performance Content Descriptors:
  • Describe how personal experiences influence the development of the individual’s artwork and the artwork of others.
  • Understand and reflect on different responses to the same work of art.

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