Grade 8 Arts Education
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Dance with Heather Cameron. Grades 7 & 8
Series: LIVE Arts
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, 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.
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.
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.
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...