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    GRADE 6

     State of Arizona

    Arizona Department of Education

    Updated 1.19.09


    GRADE 6


The Arts Standard 2006 Grade 6

    Comprehensive Health Education/Physical Activity Standards 1997 Essentials (Grades 4-8)

    Foreign and Native Language Standards 1997 Essentials (Grades 4-8)

    Reading Standard Articulated by Grade Level 2003 Grade 6

    Writing Standard Articulated by Grade Level 2004 Grade 6

    Language Arts Standards 1996 Essentials (Grades 4-8)

     Standard 3: Listening and Speaking

     Standard 4: Viewing and Presenting

    Mathematics Standard Articulated by Grade Level 2008 Grade 6

    Science Standard Articulated by Grade Level 2004 Grade 6

    Social Studies Standard Articulated by Grade Level 2006 Grade 6

Technology Standards 2000 Essentials (Grades 4-8)

    Workplace Skills Standards 1997 Essentials (Grades 4-8)

Additional information about the Arizona Academic Standards including glossaries of

    terms may be found at

The Arts Standard 2006

Grade 6



Philosophy and Rationale for the Arts

    The arts are essential in education for they provide students with the means to think, feel, and

    understand the world around them in ways unique and distinct from other academic disciplines.

    These skills have been recognized as essential to lifelong success both in and out of school by

    a variety of education and civic leaders, including the National Association of State Boards of

    Education, the Education Commission of the States, the Arts Education Partnership, and


Arts Education in Arizona

    Arizona has recognized the importance of arts education for its students in a variety of ways,


    ? Requiring music and visual arts be taught in grades K-8

    ? Creating high quality certifications (endorsements) for teachers in the areas of dance,

    music, theatre and visual arts

    ? Requiring a fine arts high school credit for admission to our state’s universities

    ? Adopting Academic Standards in the Arts, with rigorous, sequential guidelines for creating

    quality arts education for Arizona’s students.

Arts Standards Articulation for Sixth Grade

    ? The Arts Standards are divided into four discipline areas: dance, music, theatre and visual

    arts. th? The Music Standard is articulated for general music by grade level for Kindergarten 8


    ? The remaining Standards (Dance, Theatre, Visual Arts) are articulated by skill level,

    reflecting the variety of ways in which the arts are taught in Arizona schools. Included in this

    Sixth Grade packet are the Intermediate Skill Level Performance Objectives for Dance,

    Theatre and Visual Arts. If your students are more or less advanced, or if you would like to

    see how these skill articulated standards build on one other, the Department encourages

    you to view the arts standards in their entirety at

Additional Resources for Arts Education

    Additional resources on arts education can be accessed at or

    by calling the Department’s Arts Education Specialist at 602-364-1534.




    Strand 1 - Create

    Concept 1: Body

    Intermediate Objectives

    Healthy Practices PO 201

     Identify and apply individual patterns and habits that influence a safe

     and healthy body in dance (e.g. injury prevention). Anatomy PO 202

     Identify skeletal components and major muscle groups. Dynamic Alignment PO 203

    Demonstrate dynamic alignment through extended, more complex

    movement combinations and varying dance styles. Fundamental PO 204

    Movement Patterns Apply fundamental movement patterns to warm-ups and


    Body Skills PO 205

    Apply basic body skills in all movement applications including warm-

    ups, improvisation, choreography etc.

    Concept 2: Movement Skills

    Intermediate Objectives

    Axial/Non-PO 201

    locomotor Utilize dynamic alignment while performing sequenced

    combinations of basic axial movements. Locomotor PO 202

    Utilize dynamic alignment while performing sequenced

    combinations of basic locomotor movements. Axial and PO 203

    locomotor Perform more complex combinations, which require increased

    combinations motor memory and coordination.

    Articulation of PO 204

    movement skills Apply breath support, initiation of movement, connectivity,

    and transition from one movement to another in performing short

    movement phrases.

    Approved 6.26.06



    Strand 1 Create (continued)

    Concept 3: Elements of Dance

    Intermediate Objectives Time: Tempo PO 201

     Demonstrate moving while maintaining a steady beat in a variety of See also “Relating tempos.

    Dance and Music”

    Time: Meter PO 202

    Demonstrate the ability to perform a phrase in both duple and triple


    Time: Rhythm PO 203

    Demonstrate moving in relation to and coordination with changes in

    rhythm and meter in even and syncopated rhythms.

Space: Direction, PO 204

    Facing, Pathway Demonstrate clarity of facings in space while moving in different


    Space: Level PO 205

    Demonstrate the ability to move through space at low, middle and high


    Space: Shapes PO 206

     Demonstrate the ability to work with a partner and/or group to create a

     variety of shapes.

    Space: Size and PO 207

    Range Use size and range to vary an existing movement phrase and analyze

    the effect of such changes. Space: Focus and PO 208

    Intent Demonstrate use of various points of focus to convey meaning.

Energy: Movement PO 209

    Qualities Apply the movement qualities to develop and revise movement


    Energy: Effort PO 210

    Apply the effort principles to develop and revise movement phrases.

    Approved 6.26.06

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