Recommended Grades: 4

The time in history when dignity, and courtly manners were highly valued. Experience the elegant dance in the great castle. Travel with the brave young men as they courageously battle their way to knighthood. Sing a song of bravery and courage, with tambourines and drums. Draw images from an era gone by, learning medieval vocabulary along the way.

Arts Curriculum Links

A1.1 Develop short movement phrases inspired by a variety of activities in their community and incorporating different pathways, directions, and shapes
A1.2 Use dance as a language to represent the main ideas in poems and stories, with a focus on body and space
A1.3 Create distinct beginnings and endings for dance phrases in a variety of ways
A1.4 Use a variety of locomotor and non-locomotor movements to depict creatures and objects in the world around them

B1.1 Engage in dramatic play and role play, with a focus on exploring main ideas and central characters in stories from diverse communities, times, and places
B1.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the element of role by communicating thoughts, feelings, and perspectives appropriate to the role being played
B1.3 Plan and shape the direction of a dramatic play or role play, building on their own and others’ ideas both in and out of role, with support
B1.4 Communicate feelings and ideas to a familiar audience (e.g., classmates), using several simple visual or technological aids to support and enhance their drama work

C1.1 Sing unison songs in tune and/or play simple melodies and accompaniments for music from a wide variety of cultures, styles, and historical periods
C1.2 Apply the elements of music when singing, playing an instrument, and moving
C1.3 Create simple compositions for a specific purpose and a familiar audience
C1.4 Use the tools and techniques of musicianship in musical performances

D1.1 Create two- and three-dimensional works of art that express feelings and ideas inspired by
activities in their community or observations of nature
D1.2 Demonstrate an understanding of composition, using principles of design to create narrative artworks or artworks on a theme or topic
D1.3 Use elements of design in art works to communicate ideas, messages, and understandings
D1.4 Use a variety of materials, tools, and techniques to respond to

Cross Curriculum Links

Strand A. Heritage and Identity: Early Societies, 3000 BCE–1500 CE

A1. Compare key aspects of life in a few early societies (3000 BCE–1500 CE), each from a different region and era and representing a different culture, and describe some key similarities and differences between these early societies and present-day Canadian society

A3. Demonstrate an understanding of key aspects of a few early societies (3000 BCE–1500 CE), each from a different region and era and representing a different culture, with reference to their political and social organization, daily life, and relationships with their environment and with each


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