Cal. State Standards Alignment

California State Standards Alignment for Schulz Museum Field Trips

The Schulz Museum is proud to offer school tours and activities that align with the Content Standards for the State of California. See below for the specific information for each grade.

 

KINDERGARTEN


LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS
1.3 Understand that printed materials provide information.

2.3 Connect to life experiences the information and events in texts.

3.2 Identify types of everyday print material.

3.3 Identify characters, settings, and important events.

LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS ● LISTENING AND SPEAKING
1.1 Understand and follow one- and two-step oral directions.

1.2 Share information and ideas, speaking audibly in complete, coherent sentences.

2.1 Describe people, places, things, locations, and actions.

VISUAL ARTS STANDARDS
2.5 Use lines in drawings and paintings to express feelings.

2.6 Use geometric shapes/forms (circle, triangle, square) in a work of art.

4.1 Discuss their own works of art, using appropriate art vocabulary.

5.4 Discuss the various works of art that artist create and the media used.

 

1ST GRADE


LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS
2.1 Identify text that uses sequence or other logical order.

2.2 Follow who, what, when, and how questions.

2.6 Relate prior knowledge to textual information.

3.2 Describe the roles of authors and illustrators and their contributions to print material.

LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS ● WRITING
2.2 Write brief expository descriptions of a real object, person, place, or event, using sensory details.

LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS ● LISTENING AND SPEAKING
1.5 Use descriptive words when speaking about people, places, and things.

2.4 Provide descriptions with careful attention to sensory detail.

VISUAL ARTS STANDARDS
1.2 Distinguish among various media when looking at works of art.

2.4 Plan and use variations in line, shape/form, color, and texture to communicate ideas or feelings in works of art.

3.2 Identify and describe various subject matter in art (e.g., landscapes, seascapes, portraits, still life.)

4.2 Identify and describe various reasons for making art.

4.3 Describe how and why they made a selected work of art, focusing on the media and technique.

4.4 Select something they like about their work of art and something they would change.

 

2ND GRADE


LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS
2.3 Use knowledge of author’s purpose(s) to comprehend informational text.

3.1 Compare and contrast plots, settings, and characters presented by different authors.

LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS ● WRITING
2.1 Write brief narratives based on their experiences: a) Move through a logical sequence of events; b) Describe setting, characters, objects, and events in detail.

VISUAL ARTS STANDARDS
1.2 Perceive and discuss differences in mood created by warm and cool colors.

1.3 Identify the elements of art in nature, the environment, and works of art, emphasizing line, color, shape/form, texture, and space.

2.5 Use symmetry to create visual balance.

3.1 Explain how artists use their work to share experiences or communicate ideas.

4.4 Use appropriate vocabulary of art to describe the successful use of an element of art in a work of art.

5.1 Use placement, overlapping, and size differences to show opposites (e.g., up/down, in/out, over/under, together/apart, fast/slow, stop/go.)

 

 3RD GRADE


LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS
2.2 Ask questions and support answers by connecting prior knowledge with literal information found in, and inferred from, the text.

2.5 Distinguish the main idea and supporting details in expository text.

2.6 Extract appropriate and significant information from the text, including problems and solutions.

2.7 Follow simple multiple-step written instructions.

3.1 Distinguish common forms of literature.

3.3 Determine what characters are like by what they say or do and by how the author or illustrator portrays them.

3.4 Determine the underlying theme or author’s message in fiction and non-fiction text.

LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS ● WRITING
2.2 Write descriptions that use concrete sensory details to present and support unified impressions of people, places, things, and experiences.

VISUAL ARTS STANDARDS
1.5 Identify and describe elements of art in works of art, emphasizing line, color, shape/ form, texture, space, and value.

3.2 Identify artists from his or her own community, county, or state and discuss local or regional art traditions.

5.3 Look at images in figurative works of art and predict what might happen next, telling what clues in the work support their ideas.

5.4 Describe how artists have affected people’s lives.

 

4TH GRADE


LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS
2.7 Follow multiple-step instructions in a basic technical manner (e.g., how to use computer commands or video games).

3.1 Describe the structural difference of various forms of literature, including fantasies, fables, myths, legends, and fairy tales.

3.2 Identify the main events of the plot, their causes, and the influence of each event on future actions.

3.3 Use knowledge of the situation and setting and of a character’s traits and motivations to determine the causes for that character’s actions.

LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS ● WRITING
1.1 Select a focus, an organizational structure, and a point of view based upon purpose, audience, length, and format requirements.

1.3 Use traditional structures for conveying information.

1.9 Demonstrate basic keyboard skills and familiarity with computer terminology.

LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS ● LISTENING AND SPEAKING
1.8 Use details, examples, anecdotes, or experiences to explain or clarify information.

1.10 Evaluate the role of media in focusing attention on events and in forming opinions on issues.

VISUAL ARTS STANDARDS
1.4 Describe the concept of proportion (in face, figure) as used in works of art.

1.5 Describe and analyze the elements of art, emphasizing form, as they are used in works of art and found in the environment.

3.1 Describe how art plays a role in reflecting life.

4.3 Discuss how the subject and selection of media relate to the meaning or purpose of a work of art.

4.5 Describe how the individual experiences of an artist may influence the development of specific works of art.

 

5TH GRADE


LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS
2.1 Understand how text features (e.g., format, graphics, sequence, diagrams, illustrations, charts, maps) make information accessible and useable.

2.2 Analyze text that is organized in sequential or chronological order.

3.2 Identify the main problem or conflict of the plot and explain how it is resolved.

3.3 Contrast the action, motives (e.g., loyalty, selfishness, conscientiousness), and appearances of characters in a work of fiction and discuss the importance of the contrasts to the plot or theme.

3.7 Evaluate the author’s use of various techniques to influence readers’ perspectives.

LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS ● WRITING
2.1 Write narrative: a) establish a point of view, setting, and conflict; b) Show, rather than tell the events of a story.

LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS ● LISTENING AND SPEAKING
1.8 Analyze media as a source for information, entertainment, persuasion, interpretation of events, and transmission of culture.

VISUAL ARTS STANDARDS
1.1 Identify and describe the principles of design in visual compositions, emphasizing unity and harmony.

1.3 Use their knowledge of all the elements of the art to describe similarities and differences in the works of art and in the environment.

2.1 Use one-point perspective to create the illusion of space.

2.2 Create gesture and contour observational drawings.

2.3 Demonstrate beginning skill in the manipulation of digital imagery (e.g., computer-generated art, digital photography, or videography).

2.6 Use perspective in an original work of art to create a real or imaginary scene.

3.1 Describe how local and national art galleries and museums contribute to the conservation of art.

4.4 Assess their own works of art, using specific criteria, and describe what changes they would make for improvement.

5.3 Research and report on what various types of artists (e.g., architects, designers, graphic artists, animators) produce and how their work plays a role in our everyday environment.

 

6TH GRADE


LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS
2.1 Identify the structural features in popular media and use the features to obtain information.

3.1 Identify the forms of fiction and describe the major characteristics of each form.

3.2 Analyze the effects of the qualities of the character on the plot and the resolution of the conflict.

3.3 Analyze the influence of setting on the problem and its resolution.

3.6 Identify and analyze features of the themes conveyed through the characters, actions, and images.

VISUAL ARTS STANDARDS
1.1 Identify and describe all the elements of art found in selected works of art (color, shape/form, line, texture, space, and value).

1.2 Discuss works of art as to theme, genre, style, idea, and difference in media.

1.3 Describe how artists can show the same theme by using different media and styles.

1.4 Describe how balance is effectively used in a work of art (e.g., symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radical).

2.4 Create increasingly complex original works of art reflecting personal choices and increased technical skill.

2.5 Select specific media and processes to express moods, feelings, themes, or ideas.

2.6 Use technology to create original works of art.

5.4 Describe tactics employed in advertising to sway the viewer’s thinking and provide examples.