Arts Lesson Plans

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Learning Through the Arts - videos to support classroom teachers by demonstrating how they can implement the revised Arts curriculum. They are examples of how teachers have integrated the arts into their programs to best meet the needs of their learners.
The videos are organized into five subject areas, Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music and Media Arts. Videos are also clustered as Elementary and Secondary.

Visual Arts

Arts Education Curriculum Guides - from Saskatchewan Education.  Quite detailed units and lessons are provided but you will have to establish the correlation to the Ontario curricular expectations.

Kennedy Center’s ArtsEdge  - "Linking the Arts and Education Through Technology." Information and curriculum resources for teachers.

KinderArt - free Art lessons for K-12

The Incredible Art Department - a rich resource for teachers

Elmers - This site includes a "Kidz Zone" and Teachers' Lounge for arts and craft ideas and lessons.

The On-Line Visual Literacy Project  This may not be an appropriate resource for students but it could provide valuable background for teachers of visual arts.

Building Visual Arts Lessons - from the Getty Museum

Crayola Art Education    Even though this is a "commercial" site, the lesson plans offered are very good.

Drama and Dance

Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators - resources for teachers

Dance Ontario

Theatre Ontario - nurtures and promotes excellence in the dramatic arts across the province. Through training programs, providing resources, and political advocacy, Theatre Ontario works to bring you theatre that reflects all aspects of our society.

Pulse Ontario Youth Dance Conference

Prologue to the Performing Arts - a charitable, not for profit arts education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of young people by connecting them to high quality live performing arts.

Dance and the Child International (daCi) - an association dedicated to dance for children and youth.

IDEA International - IDEA members from more than 90 countries are working in hundreds of thousands of different cultural communities and educational settings, shaping drama/theatre education today.

Creative Drama and Theatre Education Resource Site  

Creative Drama Lesson Plans -  lesson plans developed for use in a Creative Drama Classroom (and a few games and lessons from others as well) "All of these lessons have been tested and proven successful in the classroom."

Reader's Theater Editions are scripts adapted from stories by Aaron Shepard and others -- mostly humor, fantasy, and world tales from a variety of cultures. A full range of reading levels is included, with most scripts aimed between grades 3 and 9.

Music

Songs 4 Teachers - resources and free samples organized by theme.

 

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