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Arts Education 2

Saskatchewan Curriculum - Grade 2 Arts Education

Creative/Productive (CP)

Dance
    • CP2.1 Create and connect dance phrases using ideas about community as stimuli (e.g., our school, community events, farm life, city life, cultural heritage).
    • CP2.2 Create and connect dance phrases using the elements of dance including:
      • actions (identify variety)
      • body (bases)
      • dynamics (move with varying speeds, duration, forces)
      • relationships (using own words, classify variety of relationships with partner or object such as above, below, beside)
      • space (straight or curved pathways or combinations).
Drama
    • CP2.3 Adopt roles and collaborate with others in role within dramatic contexts, using community as inspiration (e.g., contexts inspired by local stories and songs, photographs of local people and places, or events fro real or fictional communities).
    • CP2.4 Contribute ideas when engaged in a variety of drama strategies (e.g., role, parallel play, journeys, meetings) and during periods of reflection.
Music
    • CP2.5 Create sound compositions using communities as inspiration.
    • CP2.6 Create and perform music that demonstrates understanding of:
      • form (repetition and contrast)
      • beat (strong and weak beats/accents) and meter (2/4 and 4/4)
      • rhythm (create ostinati)
      • tempo (fast/slow paces)
      • dynamics (loud/soft)
      • pitch (high/low sounds) and pitch direction (moving up/down/staying the same)
      • tone colour (variety)
Visual Art
  • CP2.7 Create visual art works that draw on observations and express ideas about own communities.
  • CP2.8 Create art works using a variety of visual art concepts (e.g., secondary colours), forms (e.g., collage, drawing, painting, sculpture, mobile, traditional art), and media (e.g., paper, found objects, paint, crayons).

Critical/Responsive (CR)

Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Art
  • CR2.1 Examine arts expressions to determine how ideas for arts expressions may come from artists' own communities.
  • CR2.2 Use inquiry and technology to investigate a variety of arts expressions.
Cultural/Historical (CH)

Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Art
    • CH2.1 Identify key features of arts and cultural traditions in own community.
    • CH2.2 Describe key features of traditional arts expressions of Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis artists.

General Resources

Previous Curriculum

Dance

  • Unit 1: Learning About Motion
    • Our Bodies in Motion
    • Motion and Expression
  • Unit 2: Ideas and Inspirations
    • Points of Inspiration
    • Using Student Ideas as Inspiration
  • Unit 3: Making Sense of Things
    • A Sense of Order
    • A Sense of Purpose
  • Unit 4: The World of Dance
    • Dance Events
    • Dance Artist Study

Drama

  • Unit 1: Learning to Create
    • Our Environment
    • ...And Beyond
  • Unit 2: Ideas and Inspirations
    • Sources of Inspiration
    • Using Student Ideas as Inspiration
  • Unit 3: Making Sense of Things
    • A Sense of Order
    • A Sense of Purpose
  • Unit 4: The World of Drama
    • Drama Events
    • Dramatic Artist Study

 Music

  • Unit 1: Learning to Hear
    • The Voice
    • The Environment
  • Unit 2: Ideas and Inspirations
    • Feelings as Inspiration
    • Imitation as Inspiration
  • Unit 3: Making Sense of Things
    • Form
    • Organizing Sounds
  • Unit 4: The World of Music
    • Music in Our Lives
    • Musical Artist Study

Visual Art

  • Unit 1: Learning to See
    • The Natural Environment
    • Signs and Symbols
  • Unit 2: Ideas and Inspirations
    • Imagination
    • Observation
  • Unit 3: Making Sense of Things
    • A Sense of Order
    • A Sense of Purpose
  • Unit 4: The World of Art
    • Visual Images and Daily Life
    • Artist Study