The Arts

Atlas Learning Zone is designed to meet each student where they are on their learning journey. Learning Activities are comprehensive and require guided instruction from an adult, while Resources for Learning, Apply the Learning prompts, and Vocabulary lists work well to reinforce specific skills or to enable independent exploration of a subject. Use these helpful tips to get the most from Atlas Learning Zone.


Overall Curriculum Expectations

In the Grade 2 arts curriculum, students are encouraged to be creative every day.

In Grade 2 Dance at Atlas Learning Zone, learners begin to use personal experience, imagination, and familiar movements to develop a movement vocabulary, to respond to prompts and express ideas, and to communicate their thoughts and feelings in various situations.

The Grade 2 Drama curriculum at Atlas Learning Zone explores the studentโ€™s self, family, personal experiences, and world. Through guided practice, learners begin to develop the ability to use creative and critical thinking processes, building upon prior knowledge and experience from their diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

In the primary grades at Atlas Learning Zone, students experience and explore the elements of music through singing, listening to, and moving to a variety of songs, rhymes, and chants. Their experiences should include a wide variety of recorded and live music. In Grade 2, they continue to sing in unison, and learn to use patterns of sound found in speech to create simple accompaniments and explore simple and invented notation.

At Atlas Learning Zone, Grade 2 students begin to explore visual art in the world around them, to understand that people all over the world create and enjoy art, and to develop the ability to communicate about their immediate environment and interests through visual images.

The arts curriculum at Atlas Learning Zone is divided into four strands:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Visual Arts

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