This unit will allow me to address all NHPS standards for the art while helping to prepare me to specifically address two different strands of the content standards for the visual arts for the State of Connecticut in creating an interdisciplinary unit of study.
All three NHPS standards for the Visual Arts will be addressed within this unit. Students will create art, connect art to other disciplines, and respond to art.
Connecticut State Standards for the Visual Arts addressed within this unit:
Standard #4: History and Cultures
-recognize that the visual arts have a history and a variety of cultural purposes and meaning
-identify specific works of art as belonging to particular styles, cultures, times and places
-create artwork that demonstrates understanding of how history or culture can influence visual art
Standard #6: Connections
-Identify connections between characteristics of the visual arts and other arts disciplines
-Identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum (history, language arts)
-Describe how the visual arts are combined with other arts in multimedia work (text and image)