Curriculum Expectations:

Music expectation for all grades:

  • - identify and perform music from various cultures and
    historical periods.

Language expectations for all grades:

  • -  listen in order to understand and respond
    appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of
    purposes.
  • -  use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to
    communicate with different audiences for a variety of
    purposes.

Arts expectations for all grades:

  • - manipulating elements and forms to convey or express
    thoughts, feelings, messages, or ideas through the arts
  • - making connections between the arts and other
    subjects (e.g.,story telling, aboriginal studies)

Social Studies and History expectations for all grades:

  • - relate and apply the knowledge acquired through social
    studies and the study of history and geography to the
    world outside the classroom. (Canadian Aboriginal
    people, past, present, future)

Grade One:

Music:

  • - identify examples of beat in daily life and music (eg.
    heartbeat).  The drum is the heartbeat of the earth in
    Native music.

Language:

  • - extend understanding of oral texts by connecting the
    ideas in them to their own knowledge and experience; to
    other familiar texts, including print and visual texts; and
    to the world around them.

Grade Two:

Language:

  • - identify purposes for listening in a variety of situations,
    formal and informal, and set personal goals for listening,
    initially with support and direction (e.g., to acquire
    information from a presentation by a guest speaker; to
    exchange ideas in a small-group discussion)

Grade Three:

Language:

  • - communicate orally in a clear, coherent manner,
    presenting ideas, opinions, and information in a logical
    sequence

Grade Four:

Music:

  • - express their response to music from a variety of
    cultures and historical periods Language:-  demonstrate
    an understanding of the information and ideas in a
    variety of oral texts by summarizing important ideas and
    citing important details (e.g., present an oral report to the
    class after listening to a guest speaker; represent the
    important ideas of an oral text through visual
    arts).                

Grade Five:

Music:

  • - communicate their thoughts and feelings about the
    music they hear.

Language:

  • - use appropriate words and phrases from the full range
    of their vocabulary, including inclusive and non-
    discriminatory language, and stylistic devices suited to
    the purpose, to communicate their meaning accurately
    and engage the interest of their audience.

Grade Six:

Music:

  • - identify the type of texture in music from a variety of
    cultures and historical periods.
  • -  demonstrate an understanding of the information and
    ideas in increasingly complex oral texts in a variety of
    ways.

Language:

  • -  communicate orally in a clear, coherent manner, using
    appropriate organizing strategies and formats to link and
    sequence ideas.

Grade Seven:

Music:

  • - describe the history, construction, and use of an
    instrument - the hand drum.

Language:

  • - demonstrate an understanding of the information and
    ideas in increasingly complex oral texts in a variety of
    ways

Grade Eight:

Music:

  • - identify and perform music of a variety of cultures

Language:

  • - demonstrate an understanding of the information and
    ideas in increasingly complex and difficult oral texts in a
    variety of ways.
Custom workshops based on different Canadian Aboriginal history.