Fine Arts Alignment
with the Iowa Core Universal Constructs
The Fine Arts Alignment with the Iowa Core Universal Constructs documents were written to illustrate how fine arts teachers can align their instruction to the universal constructs from the Iowa Core. By showing connections between the universal constructs and fine arts, these documents demonstrate how fine arts support the implementation of the Iowa Core. Fine arts are particularly well-suited in supporting students in developing the universal constructs important for success in the 21st Century.
Iowa Core Companion documents are intended to fulfill the charge from the Iowa Department of Education that the “work” of implementing the Iowa Core is the responsibility of all educators in Iowa. Iowa Core Companion documents provide support and resources for educators wishing to identify connections to the Iowa Core. The information provided in the companion documents is not required of all schools or districts.
Iowa Core Companion Documents for Fine Arts Alignment with the Iowa Core Universal Constructs:
- Drama/Theatre Iowa Core Companion
- General Music Iowa Core Companion
- Instrumental-Vocal Music Iowa Core Companion
- Visual Arts Iowa Core Companion
- Using the Universal Constructs of the 21st Century Skills of the Iowa Core. Lesson Template and lesson examples.