CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING
- Sir Ken Robinson (short 3 min clips): Why Creativity is Important in Education
- Read this CODE document about appropriation: In a Good Way: Drama, Dance and Indigenous Studies and discuss it with your teen-ager. This document was created collaboratively with Indigenous artists and elders and with approval from FNMIAEO, the provincial subject association for Indigenous Education. Please visit this site.
- Visit and explore this Indigenous ARTS site in North Bay. Aanmitaagzi is an Indigenous multi-disciplinary artist-run company based in Nipissing First Nation. This is a good site to look at together.
- The CBC has introduced an exciting project that includes students and their caregivers who wish to be involved. Go to the CBC Creative Relief Fund to learn about the project overview before clicking on the green INNOVATION STREAM button for details.
By becoming familiar with the Arts curriculum, parents can better appreciate what is being taught in each grade and what their children are expected to learn.
- Students may wish to watch African Dance
- CBC ARTS has 6 videos of: very awesome young Canadian dancers exploring different kinds of dance
- Watch this: Chair Duets video.
- Create your own: Chair Duets Step by Step Instructions
- The NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL has a range of accessible resources for your and your students of all levels.
- The Stratford Festival has video performances available for free with a variety of interactive tools to help students understand the plays and see behind the scenes.
- Also worth watching The Importance of Drama: Transferable Skills, filmed at The Globe in London, England.
- Want more contemporary theatre? The National Arts Centre in Ottawa has an interactive page.
Be sure to connect with our two other ARTS provincial subject associations for more resources and parent support:
The Ontario Art Education Association (OAEA): for Visual Arts