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Integrated Arts Made Easy

All ArtsAround programs provide integrated, teacher friendly lessons, weaving cross-curricular subject areas into life, with fun, engaging topics. A strong sense of social justice along with life issues are featured in ArtsAround programs where students begin to understand and value their own self-worth, to respect differences and honour the importance of human rights, guiding them to become responsible citizens.

ArtsAround programs encourage youth to experience active learning and develop a sense of community while searching for meaning in the way the world works. They will begin to appreciate the beauty through the ‘arts around’ them. They will cultivate better attitudes, create a culturally rich, positive school community and celebrate their accomplishments together.

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About Our Programs

ArtsAround programs provide integrated, teacher friendly lessons, weaving cross-curricular subject areas into life, with fun, engaging topics!

Kinder ArtsAround
Grade K

Kinder ArtsAround offers 40 lessons over the course of the school year, which includes integration in Music, Dance, and Drama, K skills, and several literacies. Every lesson has a theme and every theme is a comprehensive, engaging, fun way of providing an integrated arts program that does all the lesson planning for you. 

ArtsAround the World
Grades 1 to 3

Primary grades discover 18 countries around the world while taking an imaginary trip with an experienced Tour Guide (Teacher-in-role). All grades visit the same country each month so they can share songs, playground games, stories, dramatizations and dances, even speaking a few sentences to each other in the language of each country. 

JI ArtsAround
Grades 4 to 8

This program is for Grades 4-8 students with emphasis in Drama, Music, Dance, and Literacies: Media, Social, Emotional, Physical and Cultural. ArtsAround deals with real life issues and challenges, adventures and conflicts: all in a joyous, active way. Due to so many split grades, this is a two year program with new exciting lessons each year.

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Supporting Arts Integration Teachers (AITs)

Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board provided the testing ground for the inception of ArtsAround in 2006 in four classrooms. Through the support of the Ontario Ministry of Education and Senior School Administration, Arts Integration Teachers (AITs) were created in 2011. EVERY student in K-8 in HWCDSB is involved in ArtsAround programming!

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ArtsAround and Sharing Dance Partnership

ArtsAround is in partnership with Canada’s National Ballet School through Sharing Dance. Sharing Dance is a community outreach initiative offering free dance programs for all Canadians- to get healthy, active and artistically engaged.

In support of Sharing Dance, ArtsAround will incorporate learning the Sharing Dance Canada choreography into existing program offerings for schools across Canada.

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