M.E421

Making Connections

Making Connections

Students will compare and contrast the representations of peacefulness in “Impression, Sunrise” by Claude Monet and “Venus” from The Planets by Gustav Holst. Students will listen to the musical excerpt, study the painting, take preliminary and refined notes comparing and contrasting the two pieces, and write an analysis and summary of their findings.

This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.

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This is an analytic rubric. The column on the left shows the dimension that is being measured in the student’s performance. The levels across the top row indicate the performance level in the dimensions. Occasionally all dimensions and performance levels are exemplified by multiple students in a single recording.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC

  • Dimension
  • Comparing artistic works

  • Use of visual art and music vocabulary

  • Connections between visual and performance art contexts

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  • Student does not demonstrate any understanding of the similarities and differences between the works.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student demonstrates a basic understanding of the similarities and differences between the works.

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  • Student demonstrates a somewhat nuanced understanding of the similarities and differences between the works.

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  • Student demonstrates a rich, nuanced understanding of the similarities and differences between the works.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not use any visual art or music vocabulary to support the analysis.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student rarely uses visual art or music vocabulary to support the analysis.

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  • Student often uses visual art and music vocabulary to support the analysis.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently uses visual art and music vocabulary to support the analysis.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not make any connections between visual and performance art contexts.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student makes weak connections between visual and performance art contexts.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student makes adequate connections between visual and performance art contexts.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student makes strong connections between visual and performance art contexts.

    N/A at this time.
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