Exploring Identity (Grades 3 – 8)
Artists and their identities are shaped by their personal lives, social experiences, and encounters with art. Students will explore how artists express their identities through works of art by focusing on this essential question:
How are artists and their works of art influenced by their personal, social, and art experiences?
Dedicated to providing a student-centred learning experience, we use questioning strategies based on the critical analysis process, and activate learning through interactive activities such as looking games, sketching, movement and drama, and tactile experiences. 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 an Elementary Artmaking Visit [link to Elementary Artmaking Visits (JK – Grade 8)] for a full day of fun at the AGO!
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Visual Arts: Grades 3 to 8, Specific Expectations – D2.1 – D2.3, D3.1, D3.2
Language: Grades 3 to 8, Specific Expectations – Oral Communication 1.1 – 1.7, 2.1 – 2.4; Media Literacy 1.1 – 1.6, 2.1, 2.2
To link to the Social Studies or History curriculum, please specify the grade and curriculum strand as outlined below at the time of booking.
Grade 3 – Early Settlements in Upper Canada
Grade 4 – Medieval Times; Canada’s Provinces, Territories, and Regions
Grade 5 – Early Civilizations
Grade 6 – First Nation Peoples and European Explorers
Grade 7 – History: New France
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