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DMA Fruit Study 

Big Ideas:

  • Complex tasks require the acquisition of additional skills. 

Curricular Competencies:

  • processes, technologies, tools, strategies, and techniques to support creative works 

  • issues in ethical media practices, including moral copyright and reproduction

DMA is a combination of Fine Arts and Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies. This unit is targeted to Grade 8 students. More information about BC curriculum can be found at the following links:

Meeting ALL learning needs

The unit will include the following formats: 

  • Video Tutorials: Assists Visual learners, ESL students, and Auditory learners. It also gives students the ability to pause, re-watch, or fast forward based on their own learning needs. Students are guided with the introductory lesson (but could do the entire unit by distance like transition students with health problems during covid).  

  • Website & Teams with explicit written instructions: Visually impaired students, or ESL can translate/ read the text provided on the website/ Teams. Students that need explicit step-by-step instruction, that do not have the patience to sit and watch demo videos can use the written descriptions to complete assignments.

Lesson 01) Fruit Study Research

Approx 2 days to complete

What Students Will Do

Students will be able to use the following creative process(es) to create and respond to art: 

  • Ability to research and assess online resources for images to use with appropriate permissions in the creation of artwork 

What Students Will Know

Students will know the following concepts and content:

  • The rights that each artist has under Canadian copyright law

  • The categories of creative commons permissions

  • Resources where students can find artwork free to use under creative commons  

Materials and technologies

Students will use the following materials, tools, equipment:

  • BYOD computers and class set of touch screen laptops.

  • Office 365 Suite, Microsoft Teams

  • Teacher website:

  • Pexels, Pixabay, Unsplash and others (Online Image Resources)

  • Video on Canadian Copyright Law & Edpuzzle

This lesson MODIFIES the learning experience for students (SAMR)

Pre-Class Preparation

The teacher will need to make the following preparations prior to the class(es)

  • BYOD technology set-up and Digital Citizenship lessons.

  • Set up Microsoft Teams for class, as well as Assignment.

  • Build pages on teacher website:, including links that provide MAY-DO research or deeper learning options.

  • Create quiz and questions in Edpuzzle


 (Teacher Action)

Pre Class:

  • Teacher Assigns 01) Fruit Study research on Teams

  • Teacher asks guiding questions: Where can I find images to use in my artwork? How do I know I have permission to use it?

  • Teacher provides Video on Canadian Copyright through Edpuzzle. Questions and notes are added at integral parts of the video and asks students questions and/ or adds to the information that the video doesn't cover. ie. What does Canadian Copyright not cover?  

In Class:​​

  • Teacher projects on the fruit study page. The teacher describes the history of studying fruit as a way to learn about colour realism and shape realism. Provides examples and additional links.  

  • The teacher Shows students the Creative Commons Licences website and talks about different kinds of licensing...followed by a creative commons Kahoot!

  • The teacher asks students to find an image of fruit to paint (with permission). Complete Assignment 01) Fruit Study Research. 

(Student Action)

Pre Class:

  • Students watch video and complete Edpuzzle.

In Class:

  • Students participate in Creative Commons Kahoot!

  • Students search for, and download an image they have creative commons licence to use. 

  • Students complete word document on Teams

  • Students Save work and name files correctly.

  • Students complete self-evaluation.



  • Edpuzzle will provide teacher with information on which students need clarification on Copyright Law.

  • Kahoot will provide information on which students need clarification on Creative Commons.

  • Students are provided with a list of criteria, to fulfill in I statements 

  • Students are provided with an online rubric, and assignments are graded and returned online with a comment.

  • Students are provided with a self-assessment, with room to comment about what they may have done to exceed expectations.

  •  A teacher meeting will be arranged to review the work. If an assignment is incomplete or has a low grade, students have the opportunity to change and re-submit work

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