MLS-Fine Arts

Big Ideas, Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions

One of the unique features of the Missouri Learning Standards in Fine Arts - adopted by Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the State Board of Education in April 2019 is that all five discipline areas within the document share the same four anchor standards: Create, Perform, Respond and Connect the same eleven Big Ideas. Although the specific content varies from dance, the music; from theatre to visual art and to media art, there are common enduring understandings and essential questions.
We are grateful to Harlan Brownlee, Daniel Hellman and Phyllis Pasley for compiling that information and presenting it here for your review.