Sowing Seeds: Cultivating Change

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Subject: 
Dance
Drama
Course Name: 
Grade 3 Dance, Drama and Critical Literacy
Panel: 
Primary
Abstract: 
In this unit, students use creative, critical analysis, and scientific processes to explore and understand the interdependency of trees, humans, and living things in their environment. The story and struggle of Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmental activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, is introduced to students as an example of how one individual can inspire ecological and sustainable change.

Finding Balance

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Subject: 
Dance
Drama
Course Name: 
Grade 8 Dance, Drama, and Critical Literacy
Panel: 
Intermediate
Abstract: 
In this unit teachers and students explore the many factors leading to depression and its associated stigma. From the perspective of fictional characters in the drama, students will explore the significance of emotional/mental health and balance and the challenges faced by youth and families when this balance is compromised.

Departures

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Subject: 
Dance
Drama
Course Name: 
Grade 6 Dance, Drama, and Critical Literacy
Panel: 
Junior
Abstract: 
Students will explore the topic of migration and the related theme of departures, with a focus on the push and pull factors that are at play when people are faced with these critical life decisions. The unit invites students to learn about the journey of immigrants during the Irish Famine and to examine a range perspectives and points of view that prevailed at that time.

Cyber_Bullying.ca

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Subject: 
Dance
Drama
Course Name: 
Grade 7 Dance, Drama, and Critical Literacy
Panel: 
Intermediate
Abstract: 
Students develop skills in drama, dance and critical literacy through an exploration of the topic of cyber-bullying. The unit begins with an exploration of communication in a digital age. By the end of the unit, students will understand how electronic forms of communication can be used with intention to harm or with intention to have a positive and powerful impact.

In or Out

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Subject: 
Dance
Drama
Course Name: 
Grade 5 Dance, Drama and Critical LIteracy
Panel: 
Junior
Abstract: 
This unit explores the theme of exclusion and inclusion through a series of lessons that encourages students to consider these ideas in creative ways. The unit concludes with a culminating task that addresses how inclusive they are as individuals and as a community and how they can encourage themselves and others to see through a lens of inclusion.

Critical Literacy, Drama, and Dance

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Subject: 
Dance
Drama
Panel: 
Primary
Junior
Intermediate
Senior
Abstract: 
The article defines critical literacy and how it connects to drama and dance. The article takes specific drama and dance strategies and links them directly to critical literacy concepts, offering a framework for teachers to help students interact with texts through a critical lens.

What Should I Do?

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Subject: 
Dance
Drama
Course Name: 
Grade 4 Dance, Drama and Critical Literacy
Panel: 
Junior
Abstract: 
In this unit, a fictional context invites students to encounter multiple perspectives related to a complex community issue. In role, the students are presented with a proposal to build a community centre that is likely to affect the community members, the environment and the animals living in this habitat.