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In this program, the intersections between science, culture, museums and architecture are explored. Students will learn about the historical context in which scientific knowledge of earthquakes was formulated. By engaging in different ways that earthquakes are recorded, in objects, artworks and oral traditions, students are encouraged to think about the significance of cultural and artistic interpretations of earthquakes. Students will have the chance to investigate some seismic and engineering concepts through small-scale hands-on demonstrations. A visit to see MOA conservators in action, will give students insights into the efforts and responsibilities of conserving culturally significant objects. Students will be asked to consider intersecting ways of knowing by drawing on cultural stories, scientific understandings and museum practices while also thinking about earthquake preparedness.

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90
For Grades: 
9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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In this program, students encounter examples of historical and contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations paintings and are introduced to the innovative Image Recovery Project. Using infrared technology, and raking light to reveal images under dirt or ash, historical painted images are recovered from bentwood boxes, house fronts and other cedar sculptures and objects. The recovery of these images allows First Nations artists and researchers to see the uniqueness and beauty of historical Northwest Coast paintings. A visual presentation paired with a walking tour through the museum galleries highlights the both new and old objects that have extraordinary painted designs. Contemporary bentwood boxes recreated from the infrared photographs of historic boxes are used in a tracing and sketching activity to encourage students to look closely, and appreciate the artists design skills.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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In this program, students are introduced to contemporary and historic Northwest Coast First Nations art. The tour of a select group of art works emphasizes the importance and role of multi-generational teachings, the role of art in activism and resistance, diversity of issues and expressions in Northwest Coast First Nations. Students are introduced to a variety of stories and perspective of the Northwest Coast First Nations artists, Elders or knowledge holders. The goal of the tour and discussion is to understand the importance of shared histories and to seek meaningful ways to understand others through art. The program will conclude with a framing activity where students choose an object and frame it in ways which pose the questions – what is included, what is excluded. A facilitated discussion follows.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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In this program, students are introduced to contemporary and historical Indigenous use of selected plants on MOA grounds. In small groups, students find, identify and answer questions about plant species and share their findings with the class. Students explore methods for using plants for food, medicine, dyes and belongings based on Indigenous knowledge. hands-on exploration of object from the teaching collection helps students understand how they are created and used. The goal of the program is to encourage discussions on sustainability, stewardship and our shared responsibilities through learning about the cultural significance of plants and incorporating Indigenous perspectives on the making of objects and the stewarding of the land.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5
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No
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In this program, students develop an awareness and respect for the central role that the cedar tree has played and continues to play, in Northwest Coast First Nations cultures. Students take part in a hands-on tree-building activity to learn about the distinct elements of the cedar tree. Students hear stories and handle objects made of cedar bark and cedar wood in order to understand their value and ongoing cultural importance. Students create paper weavings inspired by traditional Haida cedar hat. By the end of the program, they will be able to identify the cedar tree, its distinct components and how cedar is transformed into cultural objects.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2
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No
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In this 90-minute program, students learn about the cedar tree and the different cultural objects created from the trunk, bark and roots of the tree. A presentation of images and maps introduces the historical and ongoing importance of cedar trees to the First Nations of the Northwest Coast. A tour through the galleries illustrates the depth of knowledge required to create belongings such as bentwood boxes, baskets and canoes. The tour is followed by a hands-on classroom activity with students interacting with a range of cedar objects, and tools learning directly from handling, looking and listening.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5
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No
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This program offers the opportunity to learn about Coast and Straits Salish culture through the contemporary presence of the Semiahmoo First Nation on the Peninsula. Students will hear stories, explore artwork by Semiahmoo artists and carvers, and engage in a contemporary Salish weaving activity led by artist Roxanne Charles.

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Half Day
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6
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No
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This program offers the opportunity to examine two local heritage sites in detail—the train station and the pier—in order to better understand how they came to be sites of significance in White Rock. Students will explore this by interacting with the permanent gallery, and reviewing newspaper articles and historic photographs.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
9, 10, 11
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No
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Format: The kit is entirely online at https://nvma.ca/cdg-online-program/

Students will explore the life and legacy of Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George through video, primary source texts and archival images. The lesson plans will allow for a critical assessment of his historical significance as well as a discussion of modern perspectives of his ‘Lament for Confederation’.

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For Grades: 
9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
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This large-format, illustrated book and Teacher's Package look at the history, traditions and culture of the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Written by Squamish language teacher Khelsilem, the book highlights significant aspects of traditional and contemporary cultures.

The Kit includes lesson plans for intermediate or secondary levels that encourage discussion and critical thinking at all grade levels. Also available in French: Le livre des peuples autochtones a Vancouver Nord.

Format: The Kit comes with one hardcover copy of the book as well as an electrionic copy of it, 22 laminate pages from the book, and lesson plans for intermediate or secondary grades.

Visit https://nvma.ca/education/school-programs/ to view the intermediate and secondary teacher's guides.

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For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Through images and activities, students will explore the life and legacy of Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George. Themes include the significance of his acting career, activism, and his efforts to preserve local indigenous traditions. The kit includes lesson plans which encourage discussion and critical thinking.

Visit https://nvma.ca/education/school-programs/ to view the teacher's guide.

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For Grades: 
3, 4, 5
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Offered In French: 
No
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Enjoy a tour of Mackin House that incorporates additional learning and interactive components. Perfect for visitors who have already experienced one of our Heritage Tours in a previous visit.

In the Evolution of Music Tour learn the arc of popular music from gramaphones to iPods. This interactive tour incoporates the music listening and history with a different musical age and technology in each room of the musuem.

Heritage Storytelling after your tour of Mackin House settle into our darkened parlour to learn about the journey of storytelling from the fireside to the magic lantern of the Victorian era. The visit ends with a shadow puppet show and a chance for the students to try out the puppets themselves.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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These outdoor tours get you moving and enjoying the Maillardville community at large. With our Heritage Garden tour you can visit our garden learning about the plants and history of gardens in general followed by a herb satchel activity. During our Maillardville Community Walk learn the history of Maillardville & Fraser Mills as you walk along Brunette Avenue to Laval Square. (Some uphill walking required)

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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The Vancouver Writers Fest is one of the largest, and most prestigious literary festivals in North America. The 2019 Festival takes place October 22-27, 2019. In addition to the programming we offer adults, we also hold events specifically for K-12 students.

Through our youth educational outreach programs, we offer students the opportunity to interact with celebrated writers from across the globe in more than 40 events designed specifically for young people, teachers, schools and student groups. Each year, we reach more than 7,000 students across British Columbia—in the classroom or at the Festival.

Our youth education outreach programming includes:

30+ weekday Festival events featuring presentations and discussions with engaging authors from Canada and around the world, programmed with BC curriculum goals in mind. We offer discounted tickets and bus subsidies for teachers and students for the youth events we organize during the festival. We also have one day of events which are completely free, with the option offered to guests to pay what they can.

6,000 student attendees from the Lower Mainland, the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island.

Writers in the Classroom: 20 classroom-based events where writers visit schools across the Lower Mainland to engage students in important conversations.

We welcome teachers, academics and educators to attend the festival with their students for an inspiring and memorable field trip.    

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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
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On a battlefield full of armoured men, it was difficult to distinguish between your allies and your adversaries. Knights would have their shields emblazoned with their own, personal Coat of Arms in order to recognize one another.

In our interactive heraldry program, students will learn about a time when brand recognition was the difference between life and death. Your students will learn the science of heraldry, create their own coats of arms, and explore both medieval and modern heraldry.

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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