Art and Social Justice (Grades 9 – 12)
Art is not created in a vacuum. Works of art are primary sources that reflect the equalities and inequalities of the society in which they were made. Through the lens of social justice, students will focus their analysis of works of art on this essential question:
How do artists and their works of art reflect the social conditions of their society?
Dedicated to providing a student-centred learning experience, we use questioning strategies based on the critical analysis process that encourage students to share their opinions and ideas about art. Students participate in activities that are interactive and promote critical thinking and creativity. During a guided visit, students will move between large and small group discussions and activities led by experienced staff and dedicated volunteers.
Education staff determine which galleries to visit based on the theme of the program and what works of art are on view the day of your visit. If there is one (1) specific work of art, collection type, or special exhibition you would like to see during a portion of your guided visit, please specify at the time of booking.
Students can make art in response to this guided visit by booking a Secondary Artmaking Visit for a full day of fun at the AGO!
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Visual Arts: Grades 9 – 12
Strand: Reflecting, Responding and Analysing
Expectations: The Critical Analysis Process; Art, Society and Values
Canadian and World Studies, History:
Strands: Communities: Local, National and Global; Change and Continuity; Citizenship and Heritage; Social, Economic and Political Structures; Methods of Historical Inquiry and Communication
Courses: Grade 10 – Canadian History Since World War I; Grade 11 – Canadian History and Politics Since 1945; Grade 11 – World History Since 1900: Global and Regional Perspectives; Grade 12 – Canada: History, Identity, and Culture; Grade 12 – World History: The West and the World
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