The Mr. Blue Shoes Program meets the following Social Studies, Music and Theater requirements for the Texas Essential Knowledge Skills (TEKS) for the 2011-2012 school year.
§113.16. Social Studies, Grade 5
(b) Knowledge and skills.
(4) History. The student understands political, economic, and social changes that occurred in the United States during the 19th century. The student is expected to:
(C) identify reasons people moved west;
(D) identify significant events and concepts associated with U.S. territorial expansion, including the Louisiana Purchase, the expedition of Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny;
(E) identify the causes of the Civil War, including sectionalism, states’ rights, and slavery, and the effects of the Civil War, including Reconstruction and the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the U.S. Constitution;
(F) explain how industry and the mechanization of agriculture changed the American way of life; and
(G) identify the challenges, opportunities, and contributions of people from various American Indian and immigrant groups.
(5) History. The student understands important issues, events, and individuals in the United States during the 20th and 21st centuries. The student is expected to:
(A) analyze various issues and events of the 20th century such as industrialization, urbanization, increased use of oil and gas, the Great Depression, the world wars, the civil rights movement, and military actions;
(C) identify the accomplishments of individuals and groups such as Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony, Dwight Eisenhower, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Colin Powell, the Tuskegee Airmen, and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team who have made contributions to society in the areas of civil rights, women’s rights, military actions, and politics.
(7) Geography. The student understands the concept of regions in the United States. The student is expected to:
(A) describe a variety of regions in the United States such as political, population, and economic regions that result from patterns of human activity;
(B) describe a variety of regions in the United States such as landform, climate, and vegetation regions that result from physical characteristics such as the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and Coastal Plains;
(C) locate on a map important political features such as the ten largest urban areas in the United States, the 50 states and their capitals, and regions such as the Northeast, the Midwest, and the Southwest; and
(D) locate on a map important physical features such as the Rocky Mountains, Mississippi River, and Great Plains.
(8) Geography. The student understands the location and patterns of settlement and the geographic factors that influence where people live. The student is expected to:
(A) identify and describe the types of settlement and patterns of land use in the United States;
(B) explain the geographic factors that influence patterns of settlement and the distribution of population in the United States, past and present; and
(9) Geography. The student understands how people adapt to and modify their environment. The student is expected to:
(A) describe how and why people have adapted to and modified their environment in the United States, past and present, such as the use of human resources to meet basic needs; and
(B) analyze the positive and negative consequences of human modification of the environment in the United States, past and present.
(13) Economics. The student understands patterns of work and economic activities in the United States. The student is expected to:
(A) compare how people in different parts of the United States earn a living, past and present;
(B) identify and explain how geographic factors have influenced the location of economic activities in the United States;
(C) analyze the effects of immigration, migration, and limited resources on the economic development and growth of the United States;
(E) explain the impact of American ideas about progress and equality of opportunity on the economic development and growth of the United States.
(21) Culture. The student understands the relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created. The student is expected to:
(A) identify significant examples of art, music, and literature from various periods in U.S. history such as the painting American Progress, “Yankee Doodle,” and “Paul Revere’s Ride”; and
(B) explain how examples of art, music, and literature reflect the times during which they were created.
(22) Culture. The student understands the contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to the United States. The student is expected to:
(A) identify the similarities and differences within and among various racial, ethnic, and religious groups in the United States;
(B) describe customs and traditions of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups in the United States; and
(C) summarize the contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to our national identity.
(23) Science, technology, and society. The student understands the impact of science and technology on society in the United States. The student is expected to:
(B) identify how scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and the rapid growth of technology industries have advanced the economic development of the United States, including the transcontinental railroad and the space program;
(24) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. The student is expected to:
(A) differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as computer software; interviews; biographies; oral, print, and visual material; documents; and artifacts to acquire information about the United States;
(B) analyze information by sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions;
(D) identify different points of view about an issue, topic, or current event; and
(E) identify the historical context of an event.
(25) Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
(A) use social studies terminology correctly;
(B) incorporate main and supporting ideas in verbal and written communication;
(C) express ideas orally based on research and experiences;
(E) use standard grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation.
§117.18. Music, Grade 5
(b) Knowledge and skills.
(1) Perception. The student describes and analyzes musical sound and demonstrates musical artistry. The student is expected to:
(A) distinguish among a variety of musical timbres;
(B) use standard terminology in explaining music, music notation, musical instruments and voices, and musical performances; and
(C) identify a variety of music forms such as AB, ABA, rondo, and theme and variations.
(2) Creative expression/performance. The student sings or plays an instrument, individually and in groups, performing a varied repertoire of music. The student is expected to:
(A) perform independently, with accurate intonation and rhythm, demonstrating fundamental skills and basic performance techniques;
(B) perform expressively, from memory and notation, a varied repertoire of music representing styles from diverse cultures; and
(C) demonstrate appropriate small- and large-ensemble performance techniques during formal and informal concerts.
(5) Historical/cultural heritage. The student relates music to history, to society, and to culture. The student is expected to:
(A) identify aurally-presented excerpts of music representing diverse genres, styles, periods, and cultures;
(B) describe various music vocations and avocations;
(C) perform music and movement from diverse cultures;
(D) perform music representative of American and Texas heritage; and
(E) identify concepts taught in the other fine arts and their relationships to music concepts.
(6) Response/evaluation. The student responds to and evaluates music and musical performance. The student is expected to:
(A) apply criteria in evaluating musical performances and compositions;
(B) evaluate, using music terminology, personal preferences for specific music works and styles; and
(C) exhibit concert etiquette as an actively involved listener during varied live performances.
§117.19. Theatre, Grade 5
(b) Knowledge and skills.
(1) Perception. The student develops concepts about self, human relationships, and the environment, using elements of drama and conventions of theatre. The student is expected to:
(C) respond to sounds, music, images, and the written word, using movement;
(D) express emotions and relate ideas, using interpretive movement and dialogue;
(2) Creative expression/performance. The student interprets characters, using the voice and body expressively, and creates dramatizations. The student is expected to:
(A) demonstrate safe use of the voice and body;
(5) Response/evaluation. The student responds to and evaluates theatre and theatrical performances. The student is expected to:
(A) analyze and apply appropriate audience behavior at a variety of performances;
(B) define visual, aural, oral, and kinetic aspects of informal play-making and formal theatre and describe these components in art, dance, and music;
(D) analyze and compare theatre artists and their contributions.