Teachers Lesson Plans

Urban Scenes: Grade 7-8


This lesson plan introduces students to the theme of the city in art, using 19th- and 20th- century works by Canadian artists from various backgrounds. The students will design a poster that comments upon their vision of the city.


The students will learn how the principles and elements of design can be used in a repetition pattern to design a poster on the theme of city.


The students will organize their two-dimensional artwork to communicate a specific message.


The students will explain how their chosen elements and principles of design contribute to their poster?s ability to communicate the message.

Cross Curriculum Links:

This lesson plan also explores the subject areas of History, Social Studies, Canadian and World Studies, and Language Arts.


2-3 40-minute periods