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Intermediate Senior Visual Arts

Copyright for Teachers

Copyright Matters! The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) provides Canadian teachers with this helpful resource.

Government Services for Educators

Ontario Ministry of Education

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum documentation is available online here.

‚ÄčElementary Arts Curriculum, Grades 1-8 2009

Secondary Arts Curriculum, Grades 9-10  2010

Secondary Arts Curriculum, Grades 11-12 2010

Ontario Curriculum Exemplars, Grades 2, 5, and 7, Visual Arts

Ontario Curriculum Exemplars, Grade 9 Visual Arts

Ontario Curriculum Exemplars, Grade 12 Visual Arts

Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools

EduGains

EduGains:  Free. A site of professional resources, including video, for Ontario teachers.

EduGains: Differentiated Instruction video series

 

OAEA

"One of the mandates of the Ontario Art Education Association is to provide timely and relevant support documents to assist teachers in developing comprehensive and engaging programming for their students. The following resources have been made available to you because of a special grant from the Ministry of Education to support the roll out of the revised curriculum." OAEA website

 

THINK LITERACY: Cross-Curricular Approaches, Grades 7-12

THINK LITERACY: Cross-Curricular Approaches, Grades 7-12 offers strategies for reading, writing and oral communication about Art.

Think Literacy includes lesson plans, videos, posters and other teaching resources that are focused on literacy for students in grades 7 to 12.These resources will help you strengthen the connection between literacy skills and the courses you are teaching. From the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Visual Arts, Grades 7-12 (2005)

Think Literacy Cross-Curricular Approaches, Grades 7-12:

Professional Learning:

Think Literacy includes lesson plans, videos, posters and other teaching resources that are focused on literacy for students in grades 7 to 12.These resources will help you strengthen the connection between literacy skills and the courses you are teaching. From the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Visual Arts, Grades 7-12 (2005)

Think Literacy Cross-Curricular Approaches, Grades 7-12:

Professional Learning:

What Works

What Works? Research into Practice, Student Achievement Division, Ontario Ministry of Education

Cultivating Student Engagement Through Interactive Art Strategies, by Dr. Christine Cho & Dr. John Vitale

Engaging Students Through the Arts, by Dr. Rena Upitis, Queen's University,Nipissing University

The Student Filmmaker, by Dr. David Hutchison, Brock University

Learning Through The Arts Video Series

Arts Viewers Guide: PDF Includes Visual Arts and Media Arts

DRAWING TO MUSIC Grades 7-8 Length 12:33 Students experiment with drawing to different types of music. Students express their feelings and emotions through an abstract drawing.

EXPLORATION OF MEDIUMS Grades 7-8 Length 13:06 Students explore traditional artwork and examine how First Nations’ culture can be intertwined with artistic exploration and creation. Students examine existing artworks of First Nations’ artists in Canada to study elements and principles of design, including line, colour, proportion, and texture before applying to their artwork. Community leaders are invited into the classroom to share their cultural perspective. Students follow the Creative Process in completing an array of projects that represent the Seven Teachings and cultural symbolism.

CREATING AN INSTALLATION Grade 8 Length 15:51 Students create an installation art piece based on their field trip to Toronto. Students from a rural community create an installation inspired by a recent field trip to an urban centre. They represent their feelings and emotions in three dimensional artwork by applying the Creative Process and using the elements and principles of design. Brainstorming techniques are used to generate ideas for various components. The teacher provides examples of installation artwork as a model for the student project. Students access prior knowledge of visual art techniques to include in this collaborative artwork. The student artists and peer assessors use appropriate vocabulary in the reflection period. Learning Through The Arts Video Series 21 Secondary

MASKS AND MYTHS Grade 9 Length 12:37 Students write and perform original myths. Students create a myth and develop characters based on the theme of a new or emerging technology. Using the elements and principles of visual arts, they design and produce a mask to represent a character they conceptualize. Using the elements and conventions of drama, they perform a scene of the story they have scripted. The teacher provides accommodations for students who are not comfortable presenting to a live audience by allowing them to record a video of their scene.

ENGAGING BOYS IN THE ARTS Grade 9 Length 16:59 Students become re-engaged in school through participating in a student-driven visual arts program. Boys who are at risk apply the Creative Process in producing artworks, using various media that reflect their own interests and needs. They explore and experiment with materials found in the environment outside of the classroom to produce an installation that conveys a message or theme. They extend this experience by applying the Critical Analysis Process to discussions based on social justice issues. They use guerrilla art as a way to challenge their audience to pause and ponder the personal messages they have represented.

Creating a Digital Identity Grade 10 Length 10:34 Students use technology to create art. This segment features students exploring elements and principles of design, using technology. The theme of a digital nomad is developed so that students can create a cyber-identity that parallels their real identity. Using graffiti, they embed their “signature” or “tag” within a piece of artwork representing their personal thoughts and feelings. The teacher promotes independent learning once the students have achieved competency with the technology they are using in the Creative Process. Learning Through The Arts Video Series 22 WOODLAND

 Woodland Style Artwork Grades 10-11 Length 17:15 Students use traditional techniques to create artwork. This segment represents the cultural traditions and artistic principles of design from woodland style art in a classroom of Aboriginal students. Elders are invited to share their stories and perspectives on traditional First Nation arts and crafts. Students apply the elements and principles of visual arts to their personal artworks using various First Nation artforms and techniques. Story telling serves as the inspiration for individual student creations and, in turn, they relay the story of their artwork based on this inspiration and the personal message they wish to convey.

SKATEBOARDS: AN INTEGRATED UNIT Grades 11-12 Length 13:10 Students use skateboards as a focus for their learning. This segment demonstrates how engaging in visual arts can motivate students to stay in school. Students apply the elements and principles of design in manufacturing a skateboard. They discuss the relevance of their experiences in art and how they are connected to the community and real-life situations. Students’ experiences in producing artworks are linked to other curriculum subjects such as English (skateboarding magazine publications) and business studies.