Teachers Lesson Plans

Aboriginal Voices in Canadian Contemporary Art

Grade K-3

My Own Blanket:
After exploring different artworks by contemporary Canadian aboriginal artists, the students will use a variety of techniques to create an artwork that includes both symmetry and asymmetry.

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Grade 4-6

Who Am I?:
After exploring different works of art by contemporary Canadian Aboriginal artists, the students will express their cultural identity by creating a work of art. They will use a variety of techniques to create a mirror of their cultural and family history.

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Grade 7-8

Memories of the Past:
After exploring different artworks, the students will experiment with the characteristics and creative potential of the work of contemporary Aboriginal artists. They will use a variety of techniques to pay tribute to the past by physically representing a memory or tradition.

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Grade 9-12

Make a Parfleche:
After exploring various artworks, the students will experiment with the characteristics and creative potential of the work of contemporary Aboriginal artists. By making a parfleche, they will come to understand the importance that Aboriginal peoples attach to the aesthetic value of objects.

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