Currently, New Haven follows the National Core Arts Standards that instills a four-layered approach for a holistic and comprehensive Art education experience that includes Creating, Presenting, Responding and Connecting.
I have listed the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, Reading: Literature, Grade 11-12 as well as the Core Arts Standards for visual arts. The intent of this unit is to combine English literature with visual arts to create an interdisciplinary learning experience for students.
Visual Arts Standards
Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work. Anchor Standard #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. Anchor Standard #2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. Anchor Standard #3. Refine and complete artistic work.
Producing (media arts): Realizing and presenting artistic ideas and work. Anchor Standard #5. Develop and refine artistic work for presentation. Anchor Standard #6. Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning. Anchor Standard #8. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work. Anchor Standard #9. Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context. Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
English Language Arts Standards, Reading: Literature, Grade 11-12
Key Ideas and Details:
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Craft and Structure:
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)
Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare and one play by an American dramatist.)