All the lessons in the Online Art Suitcase are aligned to National and State Visual Arts Standards. As a whole, the Online Art Suitcase covers all of the Montana Anchor Standards for 4th grade in each section: creating, presenting, responding, and connecting. The standards for each specific lesson are listed in the lesson plans and in the link to each image.

4th Grade Montana Visual Art Standards


Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. Collaborate on multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem and develop a plan from concept to completion for an artwork.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. Apply research to art-making for the purpose of communicating about constructed environments.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work. Revise artwork on the basis of insights gained through discussion.


Anchor Standard #4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. Describe how past, present, and emerging technologies impact the preservation and presentation of artwork.
Anchor Standard #5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. Analyze considerations for presenting and protecting artworks.
Anchor Standard #6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. Compare purposes of art museums, art galleries, and other venues with the types of experiences they provide.


Anchor Standard #7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. Compare components of visual imagery.
Anchor Standard #8: Construct meaningful interpretations of artistic works. Analyze subject matter, form, and use of media in artwork.
Anchor Standard #9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work. Apply criteria to analyze artworks.


Anchor Standard #10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. Create artworks that reflect community cultural traditions.
Anchor Standard #11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding, including traditional and contemporary artistic ideas and works by American Indians. Interpret artworks through observation and information about context.