GRADES K-2 Curricular Connections

ARTS EDUCATION
Big Ideas:
* People create art to express who they are as individuals and community
* People connect to others and share ideas through the arts
* Creative expression develops our unique identity and voice
Curricular Competencies:
* Explore artistic expressions of themselves and community through creative processes
* Reflect on creative processes and make connections to other experiences
* Demonstrate increasingly sophisticated application and/or engagement of curricular content
Provocations:
* How do you personally relate to/connect with these pictures?
* What do you want to remember about this artwork?
* How do you think the artist was feeling when she created this artwork?

SOCIAL STUDIES
Big Ideas:
* Stories and traditions about ourselves and our families reflect who we are and where we are from
* Healthy communities recognize and respect the diversity of individuals and care for the local environment
* Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences
Curricular Competencies:
* Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
* Ask questions, make inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and features of different types of sources
* Explain why people’s beliefs, values, worldviews, experiences, and roles give them different perspectives on people, places, issues, or events
Provocations:
* Close your eyes and describe the artwork from memory. Why did you remember what you remembered? Why did you forget what you forgot?
* Who do you think was this artwork created for? Why do you say that?
* What does this artwork remind you of? Why?

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Big Ideas:
* Stories and other texts can be shared through pictures and words
* Stories and other texts help us learn about ourselves and our families
* Stories and other texts connect us to ourselves, our families, and our communities
Curricular Competencies:
* Explore foundational concepts of print, oral, and visual texts
* Recognize the importance of story in personal, family, and community identity
* Create stories and other texts to deepen awareness of self, family, and community
Provocations:
* What adjectives would you use to describe this artwork? What verbs would you use to describe this artwork?
* If the art could talk, what would it say?
* How would you describe this artwork to someone who has never seen it?