Resources by Subject → The Arts

Popular Music Lesson Plans, K – 5

Incorporate music into your curriculum, with these printables. You’ll find plenty of activities to keep your students interested and engaged while they sing songs, play instruments, and learn about musical genres. There are lessons that compare current music to music from the past, lessons that connect science and music, lessons about rhythm and pitch, and lessons incorporating music traditions from a variety of cultures.

Popular Music Lesson Plans, K – 5

How to Draw a Sphere: TheVirtualInstructor.com

This video lesson will guide students in a hands-on exercise on shading techniques and use of techniques in students’ art.

How to Draw a Sphere: TheVirtualInstructor.com

The Ontario Curriculum: Elementary

Here you’ll find curriculum documents spanning Kindergarten to Grade 8. The achievement charts provide guidelines for assessing students’ work.

The Ontario Curriculum: Elementary

CBC Digital Archives

A rich library of past CBC video footage and radio content that support a range to topics including the environment, civil unrest, biotechnology, racism, sports, and youth. The teacher’s section with learning materials to support the use of the CBC archives in the classroom. There is also a French language site.

CBC Digital Archives

Drama Notebook

This site includes drama activities, lesson plans and scripts, based on various grade curriculum expectations. Many scripts and resources are free. (Some resources are accessible only through a paid membership.)

Drama Notebook

Beat by Beat Press: Drama Games for kids

This site offers teachers access to various drama games to use in the classroom. (For a fee, you can also access musicals.) Great for drama class or just to integrate into the classroom.

Beat by Beat Press: Drama Games for kids

Incredible Art: Lesson Plans

This site offers art lessons plans for all grades and inclusive of art from all over the world WITH art history to accompany it.

Incredible Art: Lesson Plans

Reading and Writing Stories

This website is a hands-on program that allows students to use artwork to inspire writing. Students arrange images in a sequence and begin writing a story to go along. The whole class is involved and students can write reviews and commentaries regarding their peers work.

Reading and Writing Stories

Learning through the Arts

The Royal Conservatory database of lesson plans gives teachers access to a range of arts-based activities from across Canada for cross-curricular instruction.

Learning through the Arts

African Arts and Music

Learning activities on the arts and music of various regions of Africa.

African Arts and Music