Telling Stories: Narratives of Nationhood

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A Child: Past and Present Rich and Poor
Grade(s): 9
In this unit students will have class and group discussions; use maps; share experiences; research on internet; take photographs; make an exhibit; write; read poem; view artwork; create dramatic piece; create posters; organize presentation; and keep a log.

Acadians Through the Portrait
Grade(s): 7, 8, 9
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, make sketches, conduct internet research, improvise dialogue, make time lines, and have a debate

At Play
Grade(s): 9
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, write journal entries, write letters, share their work, conduct research, compile information, present their findings, make sketches, and display their work.

Atlantic Canadian Culture
Grade(s): 9
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, conduct research, play a trivia game, present their findings orally or visually, conduct internet research, make journal entries, plan for a multicultural fair, make a drawing, and display their work.

Big Things: Public Symbols in Canada
Grade(s): 8
In this unit students will view artwork, have class and group discussion, search publications, write summaries, write commission proposals, write a letter, create a maquette, and construct a model of a sculpture.

Canadian Landscapes
Grade(s): 9
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, conduct internet research, record their results, present their work, take digital pictures, make a landscape painting, and create a slide show display on the computer of their work.

Contemporary: An Alternative Magazine
Grade(s): 8
In this unit students will view art work, have class discussion, publish a magazine, decorate a box to use as their magazine cover, make notes on artworks, present notes to class, create detailed images, bind images, make beads, create chains, write poetry, fiction, reviews, conduct interviews, and present completed magazines to the class in a story circle.

Documents of Diversity
Grade(s): 8
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, compile recipes, share recipes, write biographies, conduct research, display their work, host an artist or performer to the class, design a questionnaire, interview recent immigrant, tape record or video tape interview, create an inventory of significant landmarks, create a walking tour pamphlet, and publish their work on the web.

Exploring Seasons
Grade(s): 8, 9
In this unit students will view artwork, have group and class discussion, write responses, conduct internet research, create monochromatic collages, write artist's statements, and display their work.

Girl Power!
Grade(s): 7
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, make journal entries, conduct research, conduct internet research, view television commercials, look at magazine advertisements, watch music videos, examine and analyse popular song lyrics, and share their findings.

Harrisification
Grade(s): 7, 8, 9
In this unit students will view artwork, have class discussion, conduct research, write biographical essays, write journal entries or write letters, make a painting, and write a story.

Hitting the Road
Grade(s): 9
In this unit students will have class and group discussions; make charts; write journals; conduct interviews; read poem; view artwork; and create dramatic tableaux.

Indi/Visual
Grade(s): 8
In this unit students will view art work, have class and group discussion, produce photo essays, conduct internet research, read descriptions of landscape, look at illustrated children's books, and present their work.

Making it Personal: Gender and Identity in Art
Grade(s): 8
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, read books critically, report their findings, write journal entries, write about their expectations, and create a sculptural installation.

Mirror, Mirror
Grade(s): 7, 8, 9
In this unit students will view artwork, have group and class discussion, write answers to questions, draw portraits, conduct research, draw to scale, paint portraits, and display their work.

Our Fledgling Society
Grade(s): 7, 8, 9
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, write journal entries, write a response, take photos, make booklets, make collages, conduct internet research, conduct research, write captions, and write letters to a pen pal.

Outside...North of the 49th Parallel
Grade(s): 7, 8, 9
In this unit students will have class and group discussions; research artists; make charts; create drawings; view art work; make collages; and mount a display.

Privilege and Power
Grade(s): 7
In this unit students will view artwork, have group and class discussion, make a Venn diagram, create collages, conduct internet research, write stories, share their stories, and display their work.

Responding: 'Guerrilla' Art
Grade(s): 8
In this unit students will view artwork, have group and class discussion, conduct internet research, read poetry, create visual poems, take a field trip, and take digital photos.

Technology as Change: The Atlantic Canada Fishery
Grade(s): 9
In this unit students will view artwork, have group and class discussion, chart ideas, make drawings, conduct research, conduct internet research, present their findings, have debate, write journal entries, and display their work.

That Was Then
Grade(s): 7, 8, 9
In this unit students will discuss the past and examine images from the past; compare past and present; research and write community history; visit cemetery; make gravestone rubbings; examine maps; and set up database of historical information.

The Importance of Scribbling and Doodling
Grade(s): 9
In this unit students will view artwork and textual material, write journal entries, have class discussion, keep audio journals, keep video journals, read novels, and contribute to their sketchbooks.

The More Things Change...
Grade(s): 7, 8, 9
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, conduct research, share findings, hold town hall meeting, create online newspaper, read book, analyse story, create story, write and illustrate children's books, keep an environmental journal, make sketches, share their work, make presentations, and write letters.

The Nationalism Project
Grade(s): 8
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, do newspaper research, present their observations, conduct research, present their findings, create sketches of flags, create flags, and display their work.

The Power of Persuasion
Grade(s): 9
In this unit students will view art work, have class and group discussion, conduct research, write research results, present findings, produce audio or video advertisements, write persuasive essays, and create artworks.

Through the Past, Lightly
Grade(s): 7
In this unit students will view art work, write notes, make a drawing or painting, have class discussion, make sketches, present their work, write poetry, write dialogue, write songs, and review fact based writing.

Time for Technology
Grade(s): 9
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, list observations, write journal entries, keep logs, present their findings, conduct research, create visual aids for their presentations, create an invention of a technological product, and have a class technology fair.

Time Zone
Grade(s): 8
In this unit students will view artwork, conduct research, have class discussion, conduct internet research, make presentations, create an exhibition in the form of a collage, write captions, and write journal responses.

To Vote or Not to Vote
Grade(s): 9
In this unit students will view artwork, conduct internet research, have group and class discussion, hold debate or town hall meeting, create collage posters, and create images.

Tools and Methods of Work
Grade(s): 7, 8, 9
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, share their findings, conduct internet research, invent machines, make drawings or paintings, and prepare an exhibition

Trade in Atlantic Canada
Grade(s): 8, 9
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, write journal entries, conduct internet research, share their findings, review newspapers, create collages, display their work, and make paintings.

Trees-whiz
Grade(s): 7, 8, 9
In this field students will examine artworks; learn and use art-making techniques; read; write journals; make sketches; make paintings; listen to music; have classroom discussions; and prepare a display.

Us and Them
Grade(s): 7, 8, 9
In this unit students will view artwork, write descriptions, have class discussion, create posters, create paintings, create sketches, create collages, write poetry, write journal entries, write stories, compile results, and display their work.

We are Canadian!
Grade(s): 8, 9
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, compile lists, share their work, prepare presentations in the media of their choice, constructively critique artworks, write poetry, and create a web page.

What Is Me?
Grade(s): 7, 8, 9
In this unit students will view art work, have discussion, conduct research, make posters, share their findings, hold a debate, create personal crests, display their work, and create masks

You Are What You Wear
Grade(s): 7, 8, 9
In this unit students will view photos, have group and class discussion, conduct research, chart their findings, write word portraits, create dialogues of conversation, view clothing advertisements, and design poster advertisements.