Michigan Curriculum Framework: Content Standards and Benchmarks:
Content Standard No. 2 Creating: All students will apply skills and knowledge to create in the arts
Explore and understand prospective subject matter, ideas, and symbols for works of art
Select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning
Content Standard No. 4 Arts in Context: Understand, analyze, and describe the arts in their historical, social, and cultural contexts.
Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times, and places.
Analyze, describe, and demonstrate how factors of time and place (such as climate, resources, ideas and technology) influence visual characteristics that give meaning and value to a work of art.