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Grade 8 Arts Education

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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...

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Sean Couchie

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....

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Aaron Paquette

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...

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Terry McCue

Series: From the Spirit
Self-taught Ojibway painter Terry McCue discusses his inspiration from his cousin Arthur Schilling, his struggle with alcohol, his lack of formal training and his success as an artist.

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Roy Henry Vickers

Series: From the Spirit
British Columbia artist, Roy Henry Vickers weeps as he discusses the inspiration he received from his high school art teacher. He goes on to discuss his ancestry, family life and how he combines traditional and contemporary, personal and universal themes in his artwork. He calls the language of a...