Outcome Chart - Manitoba - Visual Arts 5-8

Understanding Art in Context

Overall Expectations

Students demonstrate understanding of the roles, purposes, and meanings of the visual arts in the lives of individuals and in communities.

Specific Expectations

  • Demonstrate understanding of the multiple roles and purposes of art and design in society (e.g., personal fulfillment, social commentary, religious expression, commercial persuasion, status)
  • demonstrate understanding of the intended meanings and/or purposes of artworks encountered in own viewing and artmaking experiences
  • demonstrate understanding of ways in which art reflects and influences the identity of individuals and groups

MediaSmarts Resources

Advertising All Around Us

Comic Book Characters

Junk Food Jungle

Looks Good Enough to Eat

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick

Media Minute Lesson 2: Media are constructions

Media Minute Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media Minute Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Media Minute Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Avatars and Body Image

Pay for Play

Introduction to Cyberbullying: Avatars and Identity

Put Your Best Face Forward