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Art Forms/Artists and Topics

Dance – Joanna Coughlin

Grade 1

  • Language: Reading/Writing (e.g., Retelling Stories, Procedural Writing, Summarizing Text)
  • Math: Geometry
  • Math: Patterning
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 2

  • Language: Reading/Writing (e.g., Retelling Stories, Procedural Writing, Summarizing Text)
  • Math: Geometry
  • Math: Patterning
  • Science: Structures and Forces
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 3

  • Language: Reading/Writing (e.g., Retelling Stories, Procedural Writing, Summarizing Text)
  • Math: Geometry
  • Math: Patterning
  • Science: Structures and Forces
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 4

  • Language: Reading/Writing (e.g., Retelling Stories, Procedural Writing, Summarizing Text)
  • Math: Geometry
  • Math: Patterning
  • Science: Habitats
  • Social Studies: Physical Regions of Canada
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 5

  • Language: Media Literacy
  • Language: Reading/Writing (e.g., Retelling Stories, Procedural Writing, Summarizing Text)
  • Math: Geometry
  • Math: Patterning
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 6

  • Language: Reading/Writing (e.g., Retelling Stories, Procedural Writing, Summarizing Text)
  • Math: Geometry
  • Science: Electricity
  • Science: Space
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 7

  • Math: Geometry
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 8

  • Math: Geometry
  • Your Own Topic

Dance – Katie Mecher Williams

Grade 1

  • Science: Energy
  • Science: Seasons
  • Science: Structures and Mechanisms
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 2

  • Math: Geometry and Spatial Sense
  • Math: Patterning
  • Science: Life Cycles
  • Science: Simple Machines/Structures and Mechanisms
  • Social Studies: Heritage and Identity
  • Social Studies: Traditions
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 3

  • Language: Poetry
  • Science: Forces
  • Science: Structures
  • Social Studies: 1780–1850
  • Social Studies: Communities in Canada
  • Social Studies: Heritage & Identity
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 4

  • Habitats in Canada
  • Language: Media Lit
  • Language: Poetry
  • Medieval Times
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 5

  • Language: Media Lit
  • Language: Poetry
  • Science: Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms
  • Social Studies: Ancient Civilizations
  • Social Studies: Heritage and Identity
  • Social Studies: Interactions of Indigenous Peoples and Europeans
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 6

  • Language: Media Lit
  • Language: Poetry
  • Science: Flight
  • Science: Space
  • Social Studies: Canada’s Interaction with the Global Community
  • Social Studies: Interactions of Indigenous Peoples and Europeans
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 7

  • Dance Curriculum
  • Environmental Issues
  • Global Issues
  • Social Justice Issues
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 8

  • Dance Curriculum
  • Environmental Issues
  • Global Issues
  • Social Justice Issues
  • Your Own Topic

Dance – Louise Paquette

Grade 1

  • Language Arts
  • Math Patterning
  • Rules and Responsibilities
  • Safety and Community Helpers
  • Structures
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 2

  • Celebrations and Traditions
  • Geometry
  • Language Arts
  • Life Cycles
  • Math Patterning
  • Structures
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 3

  • Geometry
  • Language Arts
  • Math Patterning
  • Structures
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 4

  • Fractions
  • Geometry
  • Habitats
  • Language Arts
  • Math Patterning
  • Structures
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 5

  • Fractions
  • Geometry
  • Human Organ Systems
  • Language Arts
  • Math Patterning
  • States of Matter
  • Structures
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 6

  • Fractions
  • Language Arts
  • Math Patterning
  • Space
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 7

  • Your Own Topic

Grade 8

  • Your Own Topic

Drumming/Spoken Word – Teajai Travis

Grade 1

  • Science: Daily and Seasonal Changes
  • Science: Energy in Our Lives
  • Science: Materials, Objects, and Everyday Structures
  • Social Studies: People and Environments – The Local Community (Spoken Word Poetry with some Drumming)
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 2

  • Languages: Listening to Understand and Reading for Meaning
  • Science: Movement
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 3

  • Languages: Listening to Understand and Reading for Meaning
  • Science: Forces Causing Movement
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 4

  • Languages: Developing and Organizing Content (Spoken Word/Written Poetry and Storytelling)
  • Languages: Listening to Understand
  • Languages: Reading for Meaning
  • Science: Light and Sound (Spoken Word Poetry)
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 5

  • Languages: Developing and Organizing Content (Spoken Word/Written Poetry and Storytelling)
  • Languages: Listening to Understand
  • Languages: Reading for Meaning
  • Science: Conservation of Energy and Resources
  • Science: Properties of and Changes of Matter
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 6

  • Languages: Developing and Organizing Content (Spoken Word/Written Poetry and Storytelling)
  • Languages: Listening to Understand
  • Languages: Reading for Meaning
  • Science: Space (Spoken Word Poetry about the Planets)
  • Social Studies: Heritage and Identity – Communities in Canada, Past and Present; Focus on Black Canadian, Underground Railroad, History, Culture, and Contributions (Spoken Word Poetry, Storytelling, Drumming)
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 7

  • Languages: Developing and Organizing Content (Spoken Word/Written Poetry and Storytelling)
  • Languages: Listening to Understand
  • Languages: Reading for Meaning
  • Science: Form and Function
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 8

  • Languages: Developing and Organizing Content (Spoken Word/Written Poetry and Storytelling)
  • Languages: Listening to Understand
  • Languages: Reading for Meaning
  • Your Own Topic

Expressive Arts: Drama, Expressive Writing, Embodiment – Linda Lord

Grade 1

  • Character Development and Learning Skills
  • Drama (Role Playing, Tableau, and Games)
  • Languages: Spoken Word/Written Poetry and Storytelling
  • Social Studies: Geography
  • Social Studies: People and Environments
  • Social Studies: The Local Community
  • Storytelling (Writing, Embodiment, and Performance)
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 2

  • Character Development and Learning Skills
  • Drama (Role Playing, Tableau, and Games)
  • Languages: Listening to Understand and Reading for Meaning
  • Languages: Spoken Word/Written Poetry and Storytelling
  • Science: Growth and Changes in Animals
  • Social Studies: Changing Family and Community Traditions
  • Social Studies: Geography
  • Social Studies: People and Environments
  • Social Studies: The Local Community
  • Storytelling (Writing, Embodiment, and Performance)
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 3

  • Character Development and Learning Skills
  • Drama (Role Playing, Tableau, and Games)
  • Languages: Listening to Understand and Reading for Meaning
  • Languages: Spoken Word/Written Poetry and Storytelling
  • Social Studies: Geography
  • Social Studies: Living and Working in Ontario
  • Social Studies: People and Environments
  • Storytelling (Writing, Embodiment, and Performance)
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 4

  • Character Development and Learning Skills
  • Drama (Role Playing, Tableau, and Games)
  • Languages: Developing and Organizing Content
  • Languages: Listening to Understand
  • Languages: Reading for Meaning
  • Languages: Spoken Word/Written Poetry and Storytelling
  • Social Studies: Geography
  • Social Studies: People and Environments
  • Storytelling (Writing, Embodiment, and Performance)
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 5

  • Character Development and Learning Skills
  • Drama (Role Playing, Tableau, and Games)
  • Languages: Developing and Organizing Content
  • Languages: Listening to Understand
  • Languages: Reading for Meaning
  • Languages: Spoken Word/Written Poetry and Storytelling
  • Science: Conservation of Energy and Resources
  • Social Studies: Geography
  • Social Studies: People and Environments
  • Storytelling (Writing, Embodiment, and Performance)
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 6

  • Character Development and Learning Skills
  • Drama (Role Playing, Tableau, and Games)
  • Languages: Developing and Organizing Content
  • Languages: Listening to Understand
  • Languages: Reading for Meaning
  • Languages: Spoken Word/Written Poetry and Storytelling
  • Social Studies: Communities in Canada, Past and Present
  • Social Studies: Geography
  • Social Studies: People and Environments
  • Storytelling (Writing, Embodiment, and Performance)
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 7

  • Character Development and Learning Skills
  • Drama (Role Playing, Tableau, and Games)
  • Languages: Developing and Organizing Content
  • Languages: Listening to Understand
  • Languages: Reading for Meaning
  • Languages: Spoken Word/Written Poetry and Storytelling
  • Social Studies: Geography
  • Social Studies: People and Environments
  • Storytelling (Writing, Embodiment, and Performance)
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 8

  • Character Development and Learning Skills
  • Drama (Role Playing, Tableau, and Games)
  • Languages: Developing and Organizing Content
  • Languages: Listening to Understand
  • Languages: Reading for Meaning
  • Languages: Spoken Word/Written Poetry and Storytelling
  • Social Studies: Creating Canada
  • Social Studies: Geography
  • Social Studies: Global Settlement
  • Social Studies: People and Environments
  • Storytelling (Writing, Embodiment, and Performance)
  • Your Own Topic

Puppetry – Matthew Romain

Grade 1

  • Language: Story Sequencing Through Puppetry
  • Math: Geometry 2D and 3D Attributes Through Print-Making and Puppetry
  • Math: Measurement Through Puppetry
  • Science: Four Seasons Through Puppetry
  • Science: Healthy Environments Through Puppetry
  • Social Studies: Community Helpers Through Puppetry
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 2

  • Health: Personal Safety, “Standing Up For Yourself” Through Puppetry
  • Language: Fairy Tales Through Puppetry
  • Language: Story Sequencing Through Puppetry
  • Math: Fractions Through Pie Rat Puppets
  • Science: Growth Changes Animals Through Puppetry
  • Science: Liquids and Solids Through Puppetry
  • Social Studies: Communities Around the World
  • Social Studies: Traditions and Celebrations
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 3

  • Math: Fractions Through Pie Rat Puppets
  • Math: Geometry 2D and 3D Attributes Through Print-Making and Puppetry
  • Science: Structures and Forces Through Puppetry (Fractured Fairy Tales)
  • Social Studies: Pioneers Through Ball and Glove Puppetry
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 4

  • Health: Healthy Choices Through Puppetry
  • Language: Mysteries Through Puppetry
  • Math: Fractions Through Caterpillar Puppets
  • Science: Growth and Changes in Plants Through Puppetry
  • Science: Habitats Sock Puppets
  • Social Studies: Egypt Through Shadow Puppetry
  • Social Studies: Medieval Times Through Shadow Puppetry
  • Social Studies: Provinces and Territories Through Animal Sock Puppets
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 5

  • Language: Media Forms Through Shadow Puppetry
  • Language: Mysteries Through Puppetry
  • Language: Novel Study Through Puppetry
  • Science: Body Systems Through Puppetry
  • Science: Structures and Forces Through Puppetry (Fractured Fairy Tales)
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 6

  • Health: Healthy Food Choices Through Shadow Puppetry
  • Language: Novel Study Through Puppetry
  • Math: Word Problems Come to Life Through Puppetry
  • Science: Ecology Through Shadow Puppetry
  • Science: Flight, Air, Water, and Matter Through Puppetry
  • Science: Solar System Planets Tour
  • Social Studies: European settlers of New France and Native American Peoples
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 7

  • Your Own Topic

Grade 8

  • Your Own Topic

Visual Arts – Suzanne Konyha

Grade 1

  • Energy in Our Lives (Drawing/Collage)
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 2

  • Global Communities (Drawing/Painting/Collage)
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 3

  • Fraction Quilt Design (Paper Manipulation/Painting)
  • Structures: Building a Strong and Stable Miniature Chair (Sketching, Manipulation of Paper)
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 4

  • Light: Understanding Some Characteristics of Light/Shadow as well as Transparency, Translucency, and Opacity (Drawing/Painting)
  • People and Environments/Physical Regions of Canada (Drawing, Painting, Collage)
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 5

  • Media Literacy: Poster Design Related to the Environment (Sketching, Design Elements, Collage)
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 6

  • Media Literacy: Poster Design Related to the Environment (Sketching, Design Elements, Collage)
  • Your Own Topic

Grade 7

  • Your Own Topic

Grade 8

  • Your Own Topic