Grade 5

Wild Art & Blast from the Past.

Length: Full day (includes 2 programs)
Location: Terra Cotta Conservation Area (map)
Cost: $350 for one class (maximum 30 participants)
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Wild Art

Peer through the lens of a camera and explore and create your own two- and three-dimensional wild art. Dabble into the principles and elements of art and design and be inspired by nature’s masterpiece! Sketching will be offered in the winter months instead of cameras.

Ontario Curriculum Links

The Arts

  • Visual Arts

Overall Expectations

  • Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process to produce a variety of two- and three-dimensional art works, using elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings
  • Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing: apply the critical analysis process to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of art works and art experiences

Specific Expectations

  • Creating and Presenting – D1.3 and D1.4.9



photo from past (native settlers) - grade 6 'blast from the past'

Blast From the Past

Travel back in time to an era with no cell phones, no technology and no grocery stores – only the wilderness and you. Do you have the knowledge and skill to live like First Nations peoples and early European settlers did? Learn about and use the natural resources that were essential for survival hundreds of years ago.

Ontario Curriculum Links

Social Studies

  • Heritage and Identity: First Nations and Europeans in New France and Early Canada

Overall Expectations

  • Analyse some key short- and long-term consequences of interactions among and between First Nations and European explorers and settlers in New France prior to 1713
  • Describe significant features of and interactions between some of the main communities in Canada prior to 1713, with a particular focus on First Nations and New France

Specific Expectations

  • The Impact of Interactions – A1.1 and A1.2
  • Significant Characteristics and Interactions – A3.5



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