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Standards, Knowledge, Skills, and Understandings

Written by Ken Lockette
November 27, 2017


  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
  • Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:
    • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.4: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
    • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.5: Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
    • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

P21 Learning & Innovation Skills

  • Creativity and Innovation Think Creatively
    • Use a wide range of idea creation techniques
      • Create new and worthwhile ideas (both incremental and radical concepts)
    • Evaluate, refine, analyze and evaluate their own ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts
  • Work Creatively with Others
    • Develop, implement and communicate new ideas to others effectively
    • Be open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives; incorporate group input and feedback into the work
    • Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work and understand the real world limits to adopting new ideas
    • View failure as an opportunity t learn; understand that creativity and innovation is a long-term, cyclical process of small successes and frequent mistakes
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Reason Effectively
    • Use various types of reasoning (inductive, deductive, etc.) as appropriate to the situation
  • Communication and Collaboration, Communicate Clearly
    • Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts
    • Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions
  • Collaborate with Others
    • Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams
    • Exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal
    • Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, and value the individual contributions made by each team member

Enduring Understandings (What do you expect your students to understand and what misconceptions do you need to overcome?)

  • Art both shapes and reflects the culture in which it is created.
  • Objects, artifacts, and artworks collected, preserved, or presented either by artists, museums, or other venues communicate meaning and a record of social, cultural, and political experiences resulting in the cultivating of appreciation and understanding (National Core Art Standards)

Essential Questions    

  • How does the presenting and sharing of objects, artifacts, and artworks influence and shape ideas, beliefs, and experiences?
  •  How do objects, artifacts, and artworks collected, preserved, or presented, cultivate appreciation and understanding?        


  • Students will know how an exhibit is curated
  • Students will know the different jobs/occupations in a museum


  • Students will be able to design and implement a museum exhibit plan
  • Students will be able to create a formal presentation
  • Students will be able to collaborate with a design team