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Grade 8 Arts Education

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Arctic Hip Hop

Capitalizing on the popularity of hip hop, social worker and long-time B-boy Stephen Leafloor has been bringing positive hip hop workshops to the north, this time to the remote hamlet of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. While dancing to the beat, kids are encouraged to blend their rich, ancient culture wi...

Understanding Brands

This program addresses what a brand is, the power of branding, what makes a brand, the creation and evolution of brands and the influence of brands. It defines and gives examples of corporate, family, individual and personal brands. Teens on a city street ask various passers by to identify brand ...

Advertising Layout II: Visual Directions

This program builds understanding of how elements of art and principles of design are applied to the creation of magazine advertisements and posters. The program shows students how to attract a viewer's attention with the layout concepts commonly known as picture window, silhouette, square zero, ...

Advertising Layout I: Space Allocations

This program builds understanding of elements of art and principles of design as applied to the creation of magazine advertisements and posters. Examples demonstrate effective and ineffective advertising layout by addressing recommended space allocation for the illustration, headline, copy and lo...

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Prisoners of War. Episode 4

In the video, Philip Favel recounts his experience as a veteran First Nations soldier, and describes the role played by Canada's First Nations men during the Second World War by joining the military without the support of their home communities.

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Aboriginal War Experiences. Episode 5

In the video, Henry Beaudry describes his experience as an imprisoned soldier and illustrates the bravery and contributions of First Nations soldiers in the Second World War.

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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.

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My Monster Wears Prada. Big Ideas

This video discusses how the unit incorporates all four strands of Arts Education - dance, drama, music and visual art.

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My Monster Wears Prada. The Process

This video explores how a unit can evolve and change as it is being taught.

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My Monster Wears Prada. Assessment

This video discusses the value of a portfolio as an assessment tool and as a record of student progress.

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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.

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Preston Singletary

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.

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Michael Massie

Michael Massie, an Inuit artist from Newfoundland, discusses his lifelong journey through the world of art. Michael is famous for his silver teapots and he also carves stone and wood.

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Andy Everson

Born in Comox, British Columbia, Andy Everson has strived to uphold the traditions of both the K'omoks and Kwakwaka'waka First Nations. He discusses his roots, his spirituality and his paintings which remain rooted in age-old traditions.

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Tim Paul

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...