Teachers Lesson Plans

From Africa to Canada: Grade 7-8


After exploring a selection of works from the NGC collection that focus on certain aspects of the social history of the African diaspora, students will create a three dimensional figure that emphasizes the unique contribution of Africans to Canadian society.


The students will demonstrate how the principles of design are used to create the area of emphasis, balance and proportion.


Students will organize their artworks to create a specific effect, using emphasis and proportion.


Students will use grade appropriate vocabulary and art terminology.

Cross Curriculum Links:

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


4 40-minute periods