Learning Commons Resources

Gr. 6 – 9 Arts Education eBooks

We have a wide variety of books, curriculum and DVDs that cover drawing, cartooning, and art appreciation.

Curriculum Examples

  • ARTistic Pursuits
  • God and the History of Art,
  • Drawing Basics with Thomas Kinkade
  • Discovering Great Artists
  • Focus on Composers
  • Art Appreciation Supplementary Packs
  • Draw and write through history

Search Terms

Use the following keywords to search for resources:

  • Art appreciation
  • Drawing
  • Art
  • Painting

To enter the Search Portal, click on the banner located at the top of this page.

Subscriptions

Log in to BrainPOP to find the videos available under such topics as arts and music.

OR

Go to the BrainPOP Educators site (no login required) which has the option to choose BC curriculum standards.

In BrainPOP you will find short animated movies, to creatively engage students in learning.  (Gr. K-12)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Curio.ca.  There will be arts education topics such as architecture, dance, drama, film studies, literature, media & communications, music and visual arts.

Curio.ca offers the audio and video content from CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and Radio-Canada for unique Canadian content.  (K-12, but mostly high school content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Discovery Education Streaming (Canada) and search for Arts Education topics.  There will be topics such as: Visual and Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts.

Discovery Education Streaming Plus offers students award-winning digital or multimedia content.  (K-12 content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Explora High School.

EBSCOhost’s Explora is a site to encourage student research with extensive, reliable content and ease of use.  (K-12 content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

GALE CENGAGE Learning and GALE Databases:  Log in to your parent home page in Encom, or through the Search Portal at the Search Portal landing page to find the links, usernames and passwords for the various GALE sites:  “Canada in Context”, “Global Issues in Context”, “Gale Virtual Reference Library”, “Science in Context” and “Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources”.

GALE CENGAGE Learning is a world leader in eResearch and educational publishing.  (Gr. 9-12)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

First log in to Learn360  before you choose a topic or “click” on a link.  In Learn360 select a topic such as Art, Music or Dance.

Learn360 is a media-on-demand service or digital video library for Gr. K-12, with digital, audio and other support materials.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to World Book, and choose World Book Advanced (Gr. 8-12).

World Book is our online encyclopedia with research sites for all ages from K to 12.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.