Core Curriculum Standards

According to the NJ Department of Education, “experience with and knowledge of the arts is a vital part of a complete education.” Our production of Twelfth Night and the activities outlined in this guide are designed to enrich your students’ education by addressing the following specific Core Curriculum Content Standards for Visual and Performing Arts:

1.1 (Aesthetics) All students will use aesthetic knowledge in the creation of and in response to dance, music, theater, and visual art.
1.2 (Creation and Performance) All students will utilize those skills, media, methods, and technologies appropriate to each art form in the creation, performance, and presentation of dance, music, theater, and visual art.
1.3 (Elements and Principles) All students will demonstrate an understanding of the elements and principles of dance, music, theater, and visual art.
1.4 (Critique) All students will develop, apply and reflect upon knowledge of the process of critique.
1.5 (History/Culture) All students will understand and analyze the role, development, and continuing influence of the arts in relation to world cultures, history, and society.

Viewing Twelfth Night and then participating in the pre- and post-show discussions and activities suggested in this audience guide will also address the following Core Curriculum Content Standards in Language Arts Literacy:

3.1 (Reading) All students will understand and apply the knowledge of sounds, letters, and words in written English to become independent and fluent readers, and will read a variety of materials and texts with fluency and comprehension.
3.2 (Writing) All students will write in clear, concise, organized language that varies in content and form for different audiences and purposes.
3.3 (Speaking) All students will speak in clear, concise, organized language that varies in content and form for different audiences and purposes.
3.4 (Listening) All students will listen actively to information from a variety of sources in a variety of situations.
3.5 (Viewing and Media Literacy) All students will access, view, evaluate, and respond to print, nonprint, and electronic texts and resources.

In addition, the production of Twelfth Night as well as the audience guide activities will help to fulfill the following Social Studies Core Curriculum Standards:

6.1 (Social Studies Skills) All students will utilize historical thinking, problem solving, and research skills to maximize their understanding of civics, history, geography, and economics.
6.3 (World History) All students will demonstrate knowledge of world history in order to understand life and events in the past and how they relate to the present and the future.