Teachers Lesson Plans

Build a Neighbourhood: Grade K-3


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. Through collage and drawing, each student uses shapes to build their imaginary home to form a class neighbourhood.


Students will identify and recognize the principles of design of symmetry, asymmetry, and pattern.


Using a variety of materials, and techniques, students will produce an image of their ideal imaginary home.


Students will use grade appropriate terminology when describing the choices they made.

Cross Curriculum Links:

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


3 20-minute periods