Telling Stories: Narratives of Nationhood

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Lesson Plans: K-3

A Children's World
Grade(s): 3
In this unit students will view art work, have class discussion, take photos, create plasticine art portraits, add speech bubbles to visual works, display their work, create a classroom newsletter, conduct research, create tissue flowers, make a mural, present their work, participate in role-playing scenarios, and make journal entries.

A Sense of Community
Grade(s): 1
In this unit students will discuss community; create a simple design of community; create their own community square; create a collage; discuss tartan designs; design a tartan; discuss hats; create hats; discuss leisure time and activities; create drawing; create a class play; have a class meal; and reach out to people in the community.

All About Trees
Grade(s): 2
In this unit students will: study artworks; read children?s literature; complete art and computer activities; and explore nature.

Ani-mania
Grade(s): 1
In this unit students will view artwork, have class discussion, make a mural, compose a song, look at books and magazines, have a parade, make shapes with wire, write stories, make drawings, and go on a field trip.

Art and Sole
Grade(s): 1
In this unit students will view art work, have class discussion, create small busts of themselves, participate in creative movement, dance in a circle, make drawings, plan a special meal, host guests to the classroom, serve food, perform songs or poems, have a simple meal, and design and decorate shoes.

Body and Mind "Scapes"
Grade(s): 3
In this unit students will view artwork, create soundscapes, make sketches, participate in interpretive movement, make a mural, have class discussion, write journal entries, read book, participate in role-playing, collect objects from nature, and display their work.

Community and Me
Grade(s): 1, 2
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, listen to stories, write themes, make notes, conduct interviews, graph results, chart findings, and plan a career day

Homes Sweet Homes
Grade(s): 2, 3
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, develop a home page on the computer, draw house designs, host a guest speaker to the class, make bird's eye view drawings, define room spaces and conduct guided tours of their spaces, collect artifacts and make a class museum, and take photos.

Once Upon a Time...
Grade(s): 2, 3
In this unit students will view artwork; have class discussions; write collaborative stories; make a painting or drawing; analyse and write advertisements; and use drawing software.

Sea-ing More Clearly
Grade(s): 1, 2
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, make sculptures, write poetry, read their poetry aloud, create a play, make and decorate masks, make collages, make paintings, listen to music, make music, and present their play to another class.

Strange Encounters
Grade(s): 3
In this unit students will view art work, have class discussion, listen to musical theatre or opera recordings, write imaginary musical conversations, present their work (possibly in costume), videotape their work, compile collaborative class book, display their work, present their work to younger students, conduct internet research, visit local cemetery, collect data from gravestones, make graphs, and write findings.

That's Entertainment
Grade(s): 2
In this unit students will view artworks, have class discussions, make graphs, visit a website, make puppets, create posters, organize a games fair, and display their work.

The Four Seasons
Grade(s): 1, 2
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, make pictures, write poems, display their work, chart responses, look at books, play charades, and take a field trip.

The Voice of the Individual
Grade(s): 1
In this unit students will view art work, design calling cards, have class discussion, make art supply kits, display their work, document an imaginary trip, present their work, create sculpted self-portraits, create a class play, create a visual letter, create a song, begin a pen-pal relationship, and make a class sketch book.

To Everything There Is A Season...
Grade(s): Kindergarten/maternelle, 1
In this unit students will view artwork, have class discussion, make charts, present their work, participate in creative movement, make drawings, make a class chart, and make collages.

Totem Poles - Storytellers of Long Ago
Grade(s): 3
In this unit students will view art work, have class discussion, make drawings, conduct research, share their findings, write stories, role play, and design and make totem pole models

Weather or Not!
Grade(s): 2, 3
In this unit students will view art work, have discussion, design and create a class tree, make sketches, write journal entries, participate in weather related experiments and observational activities, record results, make charts, map findings, listen to music, choreograph movement, participate in expressive body movement (possibly to the accompaniment of poetry), present their work, create a time line of images, and make weather books or calendars.

Where Canada Began
Grade(s): 3
In this unit students will view art work, have group and class discussion, review promotional material, make posters, take pictures, compose songs, prepare a presentation, conduct research, write letters, make large sketches, make a visual tableau, and display work.