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Visual and Performing Arts Publications

The following publications are for visual and performing arts.

The California Department of Education (CDE) publications listed on this page are available from Educational Resources Catalog of CDE Press.

  • Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools: Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2001.
    A description of what every student should know and be able to do in the visual and performing arts, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. There are five strands: artistic perception; creative expression; historical and cultural context; aesthetic valuing; connections, relationships and applications.

  • Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2004
    Provides the foundation for building comprehensive arts education programs for all students and provides guidance in the planning, delivery, and assessment of an effective arts education program at all levels. Connections between the arts disciplines and other core subjects are discussed. Describes the relevance of the arts in a comprehensive curriculum is highlighted.
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Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 3, 2019