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The Arts

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TVO Learn is designed to meet each student where they are on their learning journey. Learning Activities are comprehensive and require guided instruction from an adult, while Resources for Learning, Apply the Learning prompts and Vocabulary lists work well to reinforce specific skills or to enable independent exploration of a subject. Use these helpful tips to get the most from TVO Learn.

Curriculum Overview

In the Grade 6 arts curriculum, learners are encouraged to be creative every day.

  • In grade 6 Dance, students further develop their movement vocabulary in response to a variety of stimuli, select appropriate forms, and manipulate dance elements such as relationship, time, and energy.
  • The grade six Drama curriculum is intended to help students to develop an understanding and appreciation of drama, as well as explore dramatic works of art through the lives of people in different times, places and cultures.
  • Students in grade six develop the ability to read music notation and apply their knowledge of the elements of music through performing (singing, moving, playing instruments), creating, and listening and exploring aspects of standard notation.
  • In grade 6, the focus of visual arts is to help students extend their exploration of relationships and personal experience in their own world by using a broader range of subject matter and media (tools, materials, processes, and techniques) to produce works of art.

 

The arts curriculum is divided into four strands:

  • Dance
  • Drame
  • Music
  • Visual Arts

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Learning Activities

Learning Activities provide opportunity for deeper exploration of a subject. Organized by grade and topic (or strand), students should be guided through each Learning Activity by an adult. Before clicking on a topic to prepare for or begin this guided instruction, be sure to read these helpful tips about how to get the most out of TVO Learn.

Learning Activities provide opportunity for deeper exploration of a subject. Organized by grade and topic (or strand), students should be guided through each Learning Activity by an adult. Before clicking on a topic to prepare for or begin this guided instruction, be sure to read these helpful tips about how to get the most out of TVO Learn.

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Resources for Learning

Chosen by TVO educators, these resources support the curriculum outlined above. Review the below list of options along with the activities. Then, read, watch, listen or play to build understanding and knowledge.

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Apply the Learning

Choose from the following to consolidate learning across The Arts.

    • Think about props you have used in your performances. What type of props can you use as an extension of your body to make shapes, pathways and lines to emphasize or extend movement?

    • Develop a dance to interpret themes such as good versus evil or humans versus nature.
    • After viewing/listening/ learning about a variety of Aboriginal dances from the past and present, How would you describe the regalia and dance styles? How do these features help express the cultural identify and heritage of the dancers?

    • Research various careers within the dance industry. What skills do you need to perform that role? How can you practice these skills? What are some pathways that lead to this profession?

    • Choose a photo of an everyday object from another historical period. How might this photograph communicate an aspect of a character/time/place in a dramatic piece?

    • Think about all the possible careers involved in dramatic productions, television and movies. Create a list of careers related to performance arts that do not involve acting.
    • Create a mask for use in a theatrical production. What features of your mask will you need to exaggerate to allow the audience to see the character from a distance?
    • What are some ways you can use body percussion to create a four-part round?
    • Examine an artistic painting and create a musical piece to represent it. What do the lines in the painting tell you about the direction the pitches should move in?

    • Study different music forms from around the world. Which elements of music seem to be common in all cultures?

    • Choose a piece of music you would like to listen to while you create an art work. How does the music make you feel? Now close your eyes and try to see the music? How does what you hear, feel and see influence what you create?
    • Create a DVD/CD/Video game/movie poster that uses line, shape, space, colour and value to communicate information about the content. What is the message of your work and how has it been conveyed to the audience?
    • Compare Western animation and Japanese animations (Hayao Miyazaki). How do themes, movement and emotion conveyed in these selected animations?
    • View Kenojuak Ashevak's The world around Me art piece. Think about how the piece conveys a sense of harmony in nature and symmetry.

Vocabulary

Review this list of vocabulary associated with the curriculum. Practice spelling, research definitions, and find these vocabulary words when engaging with the TVO resources or completing learning activities.

Students should understand and be able to apply these words in context.

acceleration

deceleration

emotional connection

follow

geometric shape

grouping

lead

meet

part

proximity

quality

role play

cultural appropriation

tension

protagonist

antagonist

symbolism

 

metre

staff

intervals

harmony

chord progressions

musical notations

pentatonic tonality

pitch

 

 

balance

centre of interest

colour wheel

contour drawings

facial proportions

focal point

horizonal symmetry

one-point perspective

vertical symmetry

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