Grade 8 Arts Education
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Roll with It, Featuring Laura Hale. Grades 7 & 8
Roll with It is a collaborative project that includes all students contributing to the final artwork. The piece organically develops and evolves in response to student creation and composition. Laura explores materials and their transformation. Students consider colour, texture, shape, form and p...
Soundtracks for Adventurous Kids with Felipe Gomez. Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8
Felipe Gomez is an educator, award-winning musician and adventurer. His interactive music program explores the importance of music in daily life. He shares his multimedia performance, "The Adventures of the Cycling Fox," a fusion of live music, spoken word and projections of video animations. Dur...
Métis Art and Stories in the Classroom with Leah Marie Dorion. Grades 7 & 8
Why were bison essential to people living on the plains, prior to the time of Treaty negotiations (1870s)? What does the bison represent today? This LIVE Arts broadcast features contemporary artwork and storytelling by Métis artist Leah Marie Dorion, based on her children's book, "Métis Camp Circ...
Stomp and Holler with Scott Richmond. Grades 7 & 8
Scott Richmond presents a series of original and classic songs to get you moving to the music. Students engage in active listening by responding to verbal, musical and visual cues. Patterns, actions and compositions are explored collaboratively through collective dance and vocal expression. In ad...
Dance with Heather Cameron. Grades 7 & 8
Using pop culture music and videos as stimuli, students create movement vocabularies based on their artistic interpretation and personal perspective. Through demonstrations and group-led improvisations, students investigate their range of movement and explore a wider spectrum of physical qualitie...
Prisoners of War. Episode 4
In the video, Henry Beaudry 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.
Aboriginal War Experiences. Episode 5
In the video, Philip Favel describes his experience as an imprisoned soldier and illustrates the bravery and contributions of First Nations soldiers in the Second World War.
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.
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.
My Monster Wears Prada. The Process
This video explores how a unit can evolve and change as it is being taught.
My Monster Wears Prada. Assessment
This video discusses the value of a portfolio as an assessment tool and as a record of student progress.
Aboriginality re-imagines the strength and spirit of First Nations culture through narrative mediums that connect urban First Nations youth to their rural ancestral histories. Dallas Arcand, world champion hoop dancer and hip-hop artist, is inspired by both new and traditional elements of First N...
I Can Make Art Like Kai Chan
Series: I Can Make Art
Ontario sculptor Kai Chan discusses his artistic philosophy of economy and repetition with young students. Kai challenges everyone to see the beauty in ordinary things. He has the ability to transform mundane materials into delicate and delightful works of art. Kai guides the students as they bui...
I Can Make Art Like Marcelle Ferron
Series: I Can Make Art
In this program, young students explore the work and life of abstract painter and stained glass maker, Quebec born, Marcelle Ferron. They experiment with the texture and tranparency of cellophane and paint as they create their own art works.