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Arts Education 4

Saskatchewan Curriculum - Grade 4 Arts Education

Creative/Productive (CP)

Dance
    • CP4.1 Create dance compositions that express ideas about Saskatchewan using collaborative inquiry and movement problem-solving.
    • CP4.2 Express ideas using the elements of dance including:
      • actions (identify basic dance steps such as schittische, polka, grapevine, and step hop)
      • body (body parts leading movements)
      • dynamics (duration, speed, and force continuum)
      • relationships (alone, partner, small groups)
      • space (asymmetrical and symmetrical shapes, creating and recalling pathways).
Drama
    • CP4.3 Assume a range of roles and strategies in drama work, using a Saskatchewan context as inspiration.
    • CP4.4 Contribute ideas, when in and out of role, and further the development of the drama by participating in consensus building, choice of strategies, and selection of dramatic alternatives.
Music
    • CP4.5 Demonstrate increased skills and abilities in the use of voice and instruments (traditional and/or homemade) and develop compositions using Saskatchewan as inspiration.
    • CP4.6 Create and perform music (vocal and instrumental) that demonstrates knowledge of:
      • form (e.g., round, call/response, verse/chorus, rondo)
      • rhythm, beat and metre (e.g.,triplets, 3/4 metre, syncopation; expressive use of tempo and dynamics )
      • pitch, melody, and pentatonic scale (do, re, mi, sol, la, do)
      • harmony and texture (e.g., layers of sound and patterns, partner songs)
      • timbre (e.g., instrument classifications).
Visual Art
  • CP4.7 Create visual art works that express ideas and draw on sources of inspiration from Saskatchewan.
  • CP4.8 Create art works using a variety of visual art concepts (e.g., organic shapes), form (e.g., kinetic sculpture, mural), and media (e.g., wood, wire, and found objects).

Critical/Responsive (CR)

Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Art
  • CR4.1 Analyze how dance, drama, music, and visual art works represent unique ideas and perspectives.
  • CR4.2 Respond thoughtfully to a variety of contemporary Saskatchewan arts expressions.
Cultural/Historical (CH)

Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Art
    • CH4.1 Investigate and share discoveries about the arts in Saskatchewan through collaborative inquiry.
    • CH4.2 Analyze and respond to arts expressions of various 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
    • The Life and Work of a Dancer
    • 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
    • The Life and Work of a Dramatic Artist
    • Dramatic Study

 Music

  • Unit 1: Learning to Hear
    • The Natural Environment
    • The Constructed Environment
  • Unit 2: Ideas and Inspirations
    • Humour as Inspiration
    • Literature as Inspiration
  • Unit 3: Making Sense of Things
    • Form
    • Style
  • Unit 4: The World of Music
    • Music in Our Lives
    • Musical Artist Study

Visual Art

  • Unit 1: Learning to See
    • The Constructed Environment
    • Signs and Symbols
  • Unit 2: Ideas and Inspirations
    • Nature
    • 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