“Draw” Like an Egyptian
December 11, 2017

“Draw” Like an Egyptian

The third-graders at our school know a lot about ancient Egyptian culture, and they are fascinated by some of the mysteries and secrets that were left behind in the ancient tombs of the pharaohs. When asked what they knew about ancient Egyptian burial practices, the answers came flying with hand after hand raised. With excitement, […]

AMPed Up Curriculum / Lesson 5 of 10
December 11, 2017

AMPed Up Curriculum / Lesson 5 of 10

Article 5 of 10 Transportation by Debi West It seems as if everyone is always on the GO these days, so I decided to use this concept as one of my advanced student’s prompts. It was literally that simple, too. I asked my students to consider modes of transportation, make a list, do some research, […]

Face2Face in Ottawa
November 08, 2017

Face2Face in Ottawa

One of the most important mandates that secondary schools in Canada have is to ensure that young adults understand their role in the community. When Ottawa Education Programs Officer, Olga Zeale, contacted our art department about a special project to highlight Canadian Archives Awareness Week, I knew our students would enthusiastically embrace the task, which […]

AMPed Up Curriculum / Article 3 of 10
October 05, 2017

AMPed Up Curriculum / Article 3 of 10

Article 3 of 10 Get Buggy with Your ART! by Debi West I think one of the most important things to consider when creating your advanced visual art curriculum, is how to propel the technical while keeping your students completely engaged. This can be tricky, so years ago as I was organizing my lessons, I put […]