Teachers Lesson Plans

Build a City of the Future!: Grade 4-6


This lesson plan introduces students to the theme of the city in art, using 19th- and 20th- century works by Canadian artists from various backgrounds. Using objects made of various materials; students will design a futuristic city.


Using expressive elements and principles of design (particularly size and scale), students will communicate their idea of an ideal future city.


Using their imagination, students will build a city block of an ideal future city.


Students will demonstrate awareness that their artwork is influenced by social, historical, and cultural contexts.

Cross Curriculum Links:

This lesson plan also explores the subject areas of History, Social Studies, Language Arts


2-3 40-minute periods