Grade 9 Arts Education
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Ask Artists Episode 6: “Move It” Movement (Part 4: Dance Performance) - Mitchell Larsen
Mitchell presents a performance they created with the combination of exercises and ends with “10 Things” (that they turn into 14 Things), with a list of advice, wisdom, lived experience, dos and don’ts, etc.
Ask Artists Episode 6: “Move It” Movement (Part 3: Creating a Dance) - Mitchell Larsen
Part 3 is an extension of Part 2 with additional activities, explanation, and discussion.
Ask Artists Episode 6: “Move It” Movement (Part 2: Getting Comfortable with Movement) - Mitchell Larsen
Mitchell introduces their practice with featured exercises, skill building, creation techniques, and artistic discussion.
Ask Artists Episode 6: “Move It” Movement (Part 1: Meet The Artist) - Mitchell Larsen
Mitchell addresses students with an introduction to their practice; sharing advise, guidance and anecdotes.
Ask Artists Episode 5: “Out Loud” Songwriting (Part 4: Performance - Big Fish) - Lancelot Knight
Lancelot discusses how to deal with nerves when getting ready to perform. In addition to the “10 Things” to remember when creating and performing, Lancelot performs some of his own original songs, including the song he developed with students in Part 3.
Ask Artists Episode 5: “Out Loud” Songwriting (Part 3: Writing a Song) - Lancelot Knight
Lancelot guides students through the process of writing their own song to a melody he composed. Students will explore metaphor and rhyme as they create two verses and one chorus to their own thematic song.
Ask Artists Episode 5: “Out Loud” Songwriting (Part 2: About Songwriting) - Lancelot Knight
Students are introduced to the fundamentals of songwriting by breaking down the parts that make up a song. Lancelot also discusses considerations involved in the writing process including the theme, melody, finding the right words, use of syllables, and rhyming.
Ask Artists Episode 5: “Out Loud” Songwriting (Part 1: Meet The Artist) - Lancelot Knight
Meet the Artist. Lancelot introduces students to his journey on how he came to be a musician and the various projects and work he engages in.
Supporting the Troops. Episode 6
The video investigates the importance of supporting the fighting forces through the merchant marine that transported many resources required to fight the enemy in the Second World War.
Price of Freedom. Episode 2
The video focuses on the cost of war to maintain Canada's freedoms as well as the price paid by soldiers in combat and as prisoners of war 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.
Art Can Change the World. Assessment
The types of assessment used in this unit are explained, such as: self-assessment using photographs, peer assessment, a storyboard rubric and a tableau rubric.
Art Can Change the World. The Process
This video discusses how student collaboration can bring out the talents in each student and make everyone feel comfortable expressing their ideas, including performing in front of other people.
Art Can Change the World. Big Ideas
The big ideas contained in the unit are highlighted: art can open minds, art can evoke emotion and art can convey a message.
Show Don't Tell. Assessment
This video explains how students can be empowered in their learning if they understand how they will be assessed.