According to the NJ Department of Education, “experience with and knowledge of the arts is a vital part of a complete education.” Our production of Take Flight and the activities outlined in this guide are designed to enrich your students’ education by addressing the following specific Core Curriculum Content Standards for Visual and Performing Arts:
|1.1||The Creative Process: All students will demonstrate an understanding of the elements and principles that govern the creation of works of art in dance, music, theatre, and visual art.|
|1.2||History of the Arts and Culture: All students will understand the role, development, and influence of the arts throughout history and across cultures.|
|1.3||Performance: All students will synthesize those skills, media, methods, and technologies appropriate to creating, performing, and/or presenting works of art in dance, music, theatre, and visual art.|
|1.4||Aesthetic Responses & Critique Methodologies: All students will demonstrate and apply an understanding of arts philosophies, judgment, and analysis to works of art in dance, music, theatre, and visual art.|
Viewing Take Flight and then participating in the pre- and post-show discussions and activities suggested in this audience guide will also address the following Core Curriculum Content Standards in Language Arts Literacy:
Reading: All students will understand and apply the knowledge of sounds, letters, and words in written English to become independent and fluent readers, and will read a variety of materials and texts with fluency and comprehension.
|3.2||Writing: All students will write in clear, concise, organized language that varies in content and form for different audiences and purposes.|
|3.3||Speaking: All students will speak in clear, concise, organized language that varies in content and form for different audiences and purposes.|
Listening: All students will listen actively to information from a variety of sources in a variety of situations.
|3.5||Viewing and Media Literacy: All students will access, view, evaluate, and respond to print, non-print, and electronic texts and resources.|
In addition, the production of Take Flight as well as the audience guide activities will help to fulfill the following Social Studies Core Curriculum Standards:
U.S. History—America in the World: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the American heritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values as productive citizens in local, national, and global communities.