NYC Blueprints for Teaching and Learning in the Arts

The Blueprints for Teaching and Learning in the Arts PreK-12 provide a standards-based, rigorous approach to teaching the arts.
 
The Blueprints were designed by scholars in the field to best suit the needs and situations of New York City public schools.   These guides address New York City and New York State Learning Standards for the Arts as well as the important factor of the New York City community and its depth of cultural offerings.  Click below to view the PDFs of the Blueprints for Dance, the Moving Image, Music, Theater and Visual Arts
 

NYC Blueprint for Dance

Dance

By exploring, creating, replicating and observing dance, students build their technical and expressive skills, develop their artistry and a unique personal voice in dance, and experience the power of dance to communicate. They understand dance as a universal language and a legacy of expression in every culture.

 

NYC Blueprint for the Moving ImageThe Moving Image

The Making Moving Images strand of the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning: The Moving Image is divided into three types of media: Film, Television, and Animation. Each strand—Making Moving Images; Literacy; Connections; Cultural Resources; and Careers and Lifelong Learning—includes benchmarks, indicators of student learning, and suggested activities

 

NYC Blueprint for Music

Music

By exploring, creating, replicating, and observing music, students build their technical and expressive skills, develop their artistry and a unique personal voice in music, and experience the power of music to communicate. They understand music as a universal language and a legacy of expression in every culture.

 

NYC Blueprint for Theater

Theater

Theater Making provides multiple avenues for active learning. Through the interpretation of dramatic literature and the creation of their own works, students engage as writers, actors, designers, directors and technicians. Students learn to use their minds, bodies, voices, emotions and sense of artistry to examine the world and its meaning.

 

NYC Blueprint for Visual Arts

Visual Arts

The art-making strands indicate what students should be able to accomplish at the end of benchmark years: second, fifth, eighth, and twelfth grades. These charts provide “snapshots” of the learning process—the skills, knowledge, and appreciation that should be mastered in selected areas and how these are honed as students mature.

 

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