Pacific Rim/Asian Dance Course Profile

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Subject: 
Dance
Course Code: 
ATO3M
Course Name: 
Grade 11 Pacific Rim/Asian Dance, College/University Preparation
Panel: 
Senior
Abstract: 
The purpose of this course is for students to gain an understanding of the historical, geographical, social, religious, and cultural aspects of these traditional dance styles, to critically analyze the differences and similarities between them, and to interpret the meaning, purpose, themes, movements, and music to create a collaborative dance piece fusing together 2 or more dance styles of the Pacific Rim/Asia.

Canadian Theatre Focus Course Profile

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Subject: 
Drama
Course Code: 
ADT4M
Course Name: 
Grade 12 Canadian Theatre, College/University Prep
Panel: 
Senior
Abstract: 
This course provides an in-depth exploration of Canadian theatre as a vehicle for drama development, theatrical presentation and actor training. Major movements in Canadian theatre history will allow students to analyze and use script work and improvisation in the development of theatre for political and entertainment purposes. Students will synthesize their knowledge in a culminating activity in which they will use the dramatic forms learned throughout the course to communicate their vision of Canadian culture and identity.

Financing Dance

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Subject: 
Dance
Course Code: 
ATC4M
Course Name: 
Grade 12 Dance, College/University Preparation
Panel: 
Senior
Abstract: 
In this unit, students will examine important elements of careers in the dance industry. By inviting a guest to speak to the class about Arts Administration, the exploration will begin by looking at non-traditional dance jobs. From there, an examination of what dance grants are available and how an artist applies for one is embarked upon. Finally, after developing an assessment rubric with the teacher to evaluate student grant applications, the class takes on the role of a jury and peer assess the grant applications.

What is My Tomorrow? Financial Literacy through Improvisation and Role Play

Resource Details
Subject: 
Drama
Course Code: 
ADA 3O, 3M, 4M
Course Name: 
Grade 11, 12 Drama and Financial Literacy
Panel: 
Senior
Abstract: 
Students use techniques of self-reflection, in-role writing, improvisation, prepared improvisation, and group discussion to explore issues of wealth and poverty using the lens of Financial Literacy. Students produce a final improvisation scene exploring their own futures, based on provided scenarios depicting a variety of social and financial status factors.

Financial Literacy and the Environment

Resource Details
Subject: 
Dance
Course Name: 
Grade 4 Dance and Financial Literacy
Panel: 
Junior
Abstract: 
Students will investigate the relationship between natural resources in the Canadian provinces and the economy. In these lessons, they will consider the overuse of natural resources and discover the impacts humans can have on the natural environment. Students will also learn what happens to the economy of an area that relies on a natural resource, once that resource has been depleted. They will discover the importance of protecting the natural environment and learn about initiatives to protect the environment in various Canadian communities.

Financial Literacy and Making Choices

Resource Details
Subject: 
Dance
Course Name: 
Grade 5 Dance and Financial Literacy
Panel: 
Junior
Abstract: 
Using a variety of resources, students will explore the impact and implications of personal choices. They will consider the media’s role in the choices people make. Students will use the elements of dance in a movement piece to communicate the power of addiction and addictive behaviour.

Financial Literacy and Media Messages

Resource Details
Subject: 
Dance
Course Name: 
Grade 6 Dance and Financial Literacy
Panel: 
Junior
Abstract: 
In these lessons, students will explore the message and meaning presented by a variety of media texts. They will have the opportunity to create their own media text that conveys a message.

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