Grade 7 Arts Education
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Soldiers Return Home. Episode 7
In the video, Reg Harrison, a boy from the prairies, shares his personal story of challenges, risks and dangers faced while serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a pilot with the Bomber Command during the Second World War.
HMCS Regina. Episode 3
In the video, Donald MacIntosh, veteran and survivor of the HMCS Regina sinking, explores the role the Canadian Navy played in the Second World War and that of the corvettes in protecting convoys while experiencing great personal risks.
Big Ideas in Arts Education: 6-9 Project Overview
This video explains how a committee of teachers from Living Sky School Division came together to create units to support selected outcomes in Arts Education Grades 6-9.
Say It Through Dance. Assessment
This video highlights how student conversations can be an important tool in assessment.
Say It Through Dance. The Process
This video explains how students can become comfortable with dance and experiment with it as a form of expression.
Say It Through Dance. Big Ideas
This video explores the big ideas that the unit is designed to convey, such as: art needs a purpose, using dance to interpret text and the interconnectedness of all forms of art.
The Beat Goes On. Assessment
This video emphasizes the contributions students can make to developing the assessments used in a unit.
The Beat Goes On. Big Ideas
This video points out how the big ideas of the unit focus on music as a way to convey culture and place.
Dances of the First People
A ballet dancer and a ballroom dancer pair up with two powwow dancers at the Kamloops Powwow. Through the visitors' experiences, viewers learn about the steps, songs and regalia, as well as the family atmosphere and friendliness of the First Nations peoples.
Seattle artist, Preston Singletary, has been referred to as "bridge artist" between the artistic traditions of the Northwest Coast and glassmakers. He discusses his Tlingit/Filipino heritage, his love of music and shows several of his works in progress.
Tim Paul from northern British Columbia discusses his life and carving work which reflects various legends of his Nuu Chah Nulth culture. He talks of the inspiration and encouragement he received from Percy Jones, his father and others. He also discusses killing cedar trees and then bringing them...
Sean Couchie from London, Ontario demonstrates and discusses his life and career as an artist in various media including oils, acrylics, pen and ink, scratchboard and woodburning. He discusses the satisfaction/affirmation that winning the Peace Hills Trust Native Art Contest three times gave him....
A descendant of the Cree and Cherokee and Norwegian people, Edmonton artist Aaron Paquette was a troubled adolescent who drank, did drugs and hurt people. When his twin sons were born, he reunited with his father who had abandoned him and his mother and he turned his life around. He speaks of the...