COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 26

April 9, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Visual Arts Sample Curriculum Guide

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the development of the Visual Arts Sample Curriculum Guide. This instructional resource reflects the fine arts and academic core Standards of Learning and was developed by the Department of Education in partnership with the Region VII Visual Arts Curriculum Development Writing Project.

 

The Visual Arts Sample Curriculum Guide consists of a set of sample benchmark objectives that students are expected to achieve at each grade level or high school course. The program is designed to reflect the knowledge, processes, and skills essential to guide teaching and learning and to enable teachers to place emphasis on critical areas of the visual arts curriculum. Educators may elect to adopt or revise this resource for use at the local level. The sample resource guide is available on the Virginia Department of Educations Visual Arts website at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Art/art.html.

 

For more information, please contact Cheryle C. Gardner (mailto:cgardner@pen.k12.va.us), principal specialist of fine arts, office of secondary instructional services, at (804) 225-2881.

 

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