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When Raven Became Spider

Digital Education Program for When Raven Became Spider Exhibition

Building upon our first digital education program for teachers, homeschooling parents and community youth group leaders, we have developed a program for the touring exhibition When Raven Became Spider. This show was organized and circulated by Dunlop Art Gallery, curated by Leena Minifie (Gitxaala), and presented at Gallery 1C03 in the fall of 2019.  It features artworks by 6 contemporary Indigenous artists from across Turtle Island who combine superhero comic book images with figures and images drawn from traditional and contemporary Indigenous stories.

Through this program, teachers and mentors will help students learn to appreciate and honour Indigenous resilience which is shown through the stories that the artists in this exhibition tell in their artworks about the past, the present and the future. Learners explore their own voices to transform their identities, tell their personal narratives, and critically view their own and others’ texts and artworks. 

This digital education package is flexible and is targeted for students in grades 4-12. It is relevant to Social Studies, ELA and Art curricula and includes:

    • artwork slide show
    • artwork context and image descriptions for accessibility
    • Dunlop Art Gallery e-publication with curator's essay
    • lesson plan with instructions to LOOK, KNOW, WONDER, RESPOND
    • instructions and examples to create a Superhero trading card and a comic strip about their superhero

Use all or some of the materials in the package as it suits your needs!

Download our flyer for more information.

To receive the complete digital education program package, email Gallery 1C03.