The Alaska State Standards represent a state-wide effort to describe what students in the state should know and be able to do as a result of their public school experience. The activities developed for Quilts of Alaska are based on specific Alaska State Standards found in the standards booklets and available on-line to view or download at the Alaska Department of Education and Early Childhood website.
Also available through the Department of Education and Early Childhood is the Frameworks, a valuable resource for designing lessons and assessments that help educators apply the standards in classrooms. https://education.alaska.gov/tls/frameworks/content.htm
We encourage teachers to regularly include the arts in classroom instruction while focusing on specific standards in any discipline. Recent investigation into how children learn have found:
that learners can attain higher levels of achievement through their engagement with the arts. Moreover, one of the critical research findings is that the learning in and through the arts can help level the playing field for youngsters from disadvantaged circumstances. (p.viii) Source: Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning, Presidents Committee on the Arts and Humanities, 1999