Resources by Subject → The Arts

Art Gallery of Ontario: Art Anywhere, Anytime

Art at the AGO is always here for you to inspire, imagine and create! On this page you will find resources and activities to help teachers build visual literacy while developing skills in observation, interpretation, critical thinking and creativity…remotely! Also check out Learning Resources for Families and Everyone.

Art Gallery of Ontario: Art Anywhere, Anytime

Royal Conservatory of Music: Teaching Music online webinar series

This website offers several pre-recorded webinars covering teaching music online, adapting lessons to online, differentiating the lesson, technology, resources, and more. Many tools and techniques can be applied to elementary classrooms.

Royal Conservatory of Music: Teaching Music online webinar series

A Brief Guide to Noticing

A simple video that really will help young learners consider how they can be present and see all of the small kind actions that make a difference in someone’s life. Great video that helps younger students consider what it means to ‘notice’ and be present.

A Brief Guide to Noticing

SlidesMania

A great website with lots of Google Slides templates to be used to teach various different subjects and lessons.

SlidesMania

Eco-Inquiry

This is a great website by a Canadian teacher focused on environmental education and sustainability through an inquiry and equity lens. The website is full of relevant and age-appropriate resources connected to the Canadian curriculum. There are choice boards, inquiry games and book recommendations.

Eco-Inquiry

 

Historical Perspectives

This is a blog with many interesting and relevant blog posts connecting to re-examining history through an equity and decolonized lens. It would be most suitable for a teacher’s personal professional development as well as lesson planning for the Junior and intermediate grades. There are many fascinating blog posts such as ensuring Remembrance Day is inclusive and relearning Black history which is important learning for all.

Historical Perspectives

Example Blog Post: (En)countering History and Racism by the Elevator

Anti-Racist Art Teachers

This is an amazing website with resources for Arts Education. All of the resources such as posters, lesson plans, podcasts, information about cultural appropriate is through an anti-racist lens. Many of the strategies and resources shared are cross curricular and can be used for all grades.

Anti-Racist Art Teachers

Teach the Red River Jig

In Canada, there are three recognized groups of Indigenous peoples: First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. Students will be learning the most famous dance of the Métis, La Jig di la Rivyayr Roozh (Red River Jig).

Teach the Red River Jig

The Language of the Circle and the Power of the Story

Storytelling has often been described as the most human of art forms. Far more powerful than data or facts, stories capture our imagination, inspire action and promote understanding. Books of Life is an educational voyage that harnesses the language of the circle and the power of the story.

The Language of the Circle and the Power of the Story

Equity4Educators

This website is a great resource for educators committed to teaching from an equity and social justice lens. There are many different resources shared for many categories such as Indigenous Heritage, Inclusive Education etc. The website is easy to navigate and amplifies the work of educators in the field. The site includes many resources for classroom use as well as sections on teacher leadership.

Equity4Educators