- provides a platform for teacher professional development and/or professional learning opportunities for school teams and divisions;
- supports teachers by suggesting starting points to integrate visual arts, dance and drama within social studies history and geography lessons; and,
- explores each arts discipline (visual arts, dance, drama) within a variety of historical and geographic contexts.
- Greene, D. (2010). Choreographing From Within: Developing the Habit of Inquiry as an Artist. Illinois: Human Kinetics.
- Mertz, A The Body can Speak. (2002). Illinois: Southern Illinois University.
- Pomer, J. (2002). Perpetual Motion: Creative Movement Exercises for Dance and Dramatic Arts. Toronto: Human Kinetics.
- Pugh McCutcheon, B. (2006). Teaching Dance as Art in Education. Illinois: Human Kinetics.
- Shapiro, S. (2008). Dance in a World of Change. Illinois: Human Kinetics.
- Bogert, A. and Lindau, T. (2005). The Viewpoints Book. New York: Theatre Communications Group.
- Zakkai, J. (1997). Dance as a Way of Knowing. Maine: The Galef Institute, Stenhouse Publishers.
- Baldwin, P. and John, R. (2012). Inspiring Writing through Drama. United Kingdom: Bloomsbury Academic.
- Baldwin, P. (2012). With Drama in Mind. United: Bloomsbury Academic.
- Boal, A. (1992). Games for Actors and Non-actors. New York: Routledge, Chapman and Hall, Inc.
- Boal, A. (1979). Theatre of the Oppressed. New York: Theatre Communications Group, Inc.
- Gallagher, K. and Booth, D. (2003). How Theatre Educates. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
- Heathcote, D. and Bolton, G. (1995). Drama for Learning. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
- Neelands, J. (1984). Making Sense of Drama. England: Heinemann Educational Books Ltd.
- Neelands, J. (1990). Structuring Drama Work. Edited by Tony Goode. Great Britain: Cambridge University Press.
- Swartz, L. (1988). Drama Themes: A practical guide for teaching drama. Markham, ON: Pembroke Publishers Ltd.
- Swartz, L. and Nyman, D. (2010). Drama Schemes, Themes and Dreams. Pembroke Publishers Ltd.
- Babb, F. (1998). Go to Your Studio and Make Stuff, New York: Workman Publishing.
- Barbe Gall, F. (2005). How to talk to Children about Art. London: Frances Lincoln Ltd.
- Brookes, M. (1996). Drawing with Children. Massechusetts: Putnam.
- Carr, E. (2006). Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of Emily Carr. Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre.
- Garcia, J. (2006). The Watercolour Bible. Ohio: North Light Books.
- Gee, K. (2000). Visual Arts as a Way of Knowing. Maine: The Galef Institute, Stenhouse Publishers.
- Naested, I. (1998). Art in the Classroom: An Integrated Approach to Teaching Art in Canadian Elementary and Middle Schools. Toronto: Harcourt Brace & Company.
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- Weisman Topal, K. (1992). Children and Painting. New York: Sterling Publishing.
- Cornett, C. and Smithrim, K. (2001). The Arts as Meaning Makers: Integrating Literature and Art Throughout the Curriculum, Toronto: Prentice Hall.
- Jackson, C.(Project Leader) (2006). Treasures for Teaching (Grades 1-3). Toronto: Toronto District School Board.
- Jackson, C.(Project Leader) (2007). Treasures for Teaching (Grades 4-8), Toronto: Toronto District School Board.
- Donahue, D. and Stuart, J. (2010). Artful Teaching. New York: Teacher College Press.
- Lundy, K. (2008). Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World. Toronto:Pembroke Publishers.
- Nicholson, N. (1998). Developing Students’ Multiple Intelligences, New York: Scholastic Professional Books.
- Swartz, L. and Lundy, K. (2011). Creating Caring Classrooms Pembroke Publishers.
- Ministry of Education and Training. (2009). The Ontario Curriculum: Grades 1-8: The Arts.
- Ministry of Education and Training. (2013). The Ontario Curriculum: Grades 1-6 Social Studies, Grade 7-8 History and Geography.
- Aloian, M. and Kalman B. (2007). Explore North America. St. Catharines: Crabtree Publishing.
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- Cumming, D. (2005). Egypt. North Mankato: Cherrytree Books.
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- Light, J. (2006). The Flower. Child’s Play.
- Martinez, A. (1987). The Woman who outshone the Sun. Children’s Book Press.
- Moak, A. (2002). A Big City A B C. Toronto: Tundra Books.
- Myers, C. (2000). Wings. Scholastic Press.
- Peet, B. (1974). The Wump World. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
- Rabe, T. (2002). There’s a Map On My Lap. New York: Random House Children’s Books.
- Ritchie, S. (2009). Follow That Map! A First Book of Mapping Skills. Toronto: Kids Can Press Ltd.
- Van Allsburg, C. (1990). Just a Dream. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
- Vaugelade, A.(2001). The War Carolrhoda Books.
- Ward, H. (2008). Varmints. Cambridge: Candlewick Press.
- TVO Interview with Larry Swartz on creating caring classrooms
- BC Drama Teacher site – many useful links:
- This documentary highlights the work of Dorothy Heathcoate, a pioneer in educational drama. Heathcoate’s foundational work was instrumental in the development of current approaches to drama in education and many of the conventions that are currently used in the classroom.
- Dance Ontario
- Integrating Dance:
- Kennedy Centre Arts Edge
- Arts Alive
- Art 21
- Art Gallery of Ontario
- Centre for Canadian Contemporary Art
- Art Image Publications for art reproductions (various sizes of posters) They are reasonably priced and are sold in kits or individually.
- Educational arts website Khan Academy and MOMA Museum
- This fun site takes students on a learning art tour:
- The J Paul Getty Museum has an excellent education site
- Creatively Teaching Multicultural Art