Homeschool

Program Description & Details

Student discover differences between today and the past by celebrating the Christmas traditions of long ago. They open gifts, create a gift to take home, and discover the simplicity of traditional Christmas Stockings. Parental involvement is required for elementary classes.

City: 
Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
K, 1
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Using a variety of maps and photographs, students learn about the development of Langley, Lower Mainland communities, and British Columbia. The evolution and impact of transportation is examined to uncover it's effect on community development - from waterways to railways and trails to freeways.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Students have a unique opportunity to examine and handle a variety of animal and bird skeletons. They discuss skeletal differences and environmental adaptations through examining a variety of skeletons, including cougar, swan and deer skeletons. They will also compare herbivores to carnivores, birds of prey to wading birds, and more.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

The costumed interpreter takes the students back in time to become the class of 1924. Students have the opportunity to participate in this school by taking on the roles and responsibilities of pioneer students. Obedience, good manners and hard work are insisted upon - but students have a good time despite the high standards!

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Book one of our three trunks of replicated 1920's boys and girls clothing, games and activities to use in your classroom. Trunk 1 is for Kindergarten and grade 1. Trunk 2 has 5 costumes and simple games for grade 2 and 3.

City: 
Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Students perform a variety of hands-on activities to understand how archaeologists learn about the past. Using archaeological findings, photos of a dig and information cards, students cover the process from excavation and lab analysis to interpretation.

City: 
Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
6, 7
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Learn what it was like to work at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.  In this interactive and fun exploration, participants will take a tour of the facilities and then be put through the test of a canning relay race and trivia hunt.  This 90-minute program will introduce the people, jobs, and machinery of the cannery. 

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

After reading “Helen’s Surprise”—the story of a family who lived at Fort Langley along the Fraser River in the 1800s—your class will receive a letter from Helen inviting you to come explore where the story took place. Although Helen herself won’t be there, facilitators dressed in period costume will help you discover how cultures change over time through a series of mini-adventures: trying on costumes, feeling furs, watching the blacksmith at work, learning about native plants, rolling barrels, and panning for gold. Back at school, write a letter back to Helen about your experience. Your class will receive another letter with answers to your questions.

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Après avoir lu Helen’s Surprise — histoire d’une famille qui a vécu à Fort Langley, au bord du fleuve Fraser, dans les années 1800 — votre classe recevra une lettre d’Helen vous invitant à venir découvrir l’endroit où l’histoire s’est déroulée. Évidemment, Helen ne sera pas là, mais des guides portant des vêtements d’époque vous aideront à découvrir comment les cultures évoluent dans le temps à l’aide de petites aventures : essayer des costumes, toucher des fourrures, observer le forgeron au travail, s’informer sur les plantes indigènes, faire rouler des barils, et chercher de l’or à la batée. De retour à l’école, vous écrirez une lettre à Helen pour lui raconter votre expérience. Votre classe recevra une autre lettre qui répondra à vos questions.

City: 
Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Students work in teams to complete hands-on activities such as assembling a bucket, identifying furs, learning a different language, re-enacting the proclamation of BC and more! Along the way, they discover how the Hudson’s Bay Company and local First Nations groups related with each other. We provide a lesson plan and story, “Jimmy Goes Home,” for teachers to use in the classroom.

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Les élèves font des activités pratiques en équipe, comme assembler un seau, reconnaître des fourrures, apprendre une langue différente, reconstituer la proclamation de la C.-B., et plus encore! Du même coup, ils découvrent quelles étaient les interactions entre la Compagnie de la Baie d’Hudson et les Premières Nations. Nous fournissons un plan de cours et un récit intitulé « Le retour de Jimmy » que les enseignants peuvent utiliser en classe.

City: 
Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

In this program, students will tour the poles that stand outside on the museum’s grounds overlooking the Salish Sea. An introduction to the life cycle of poles from tree cutting, carving and painting, to pole raising is presented through contemporary photographs. Students will study different tools, features and functions of Musqueam, Haida, Kwakwaka’wakw poles through guided observation and hands-on interaction with tools and materials. Students will become familiar with various styles and imagery carved on house, frontal, memorial and mortuary poles. A larger discussion of artistic traditions will present an opportunity for students to draw crests or figures to explain what their designs communicate about the First Nations cultures represented.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Ever wonder what it takes for the Vancouver Symphony to produce a concert? What is a day in the life of a professional musician like? Join the VSO for an exclusive glimpse into the daily workings of a world-class orchestra. With prior arrangement, "Meet a Musician" and Orpheum tours are available .

Friday, October 18, 2019, 10:00am - 12:30pm 
Friday, November 22, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
Friday, January 17, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm
Friday, February 7, 2020 11:00am - 1:30pm
Friday, March 7, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm.

City: 
Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

From towering forests to sandy seashores, regional parks are filled with fun, hands-on learning environments. Park interpreters lead field trips outdoors for about 2 hours. Students are engaged in discovery, activities and games related to the topic. Specimens are often brought out to showcase the species that live nearby.

Our programs meet various curricula, from science to physical activity and more. Let us know how we can meet your learning objectives when you book.

Our calendar fills quickly, we suggest you submit a field trip request as soon as booking opens for the entire school year.  Please visit: http://www.metrovancouver.org/events/school-programs/K-12-field-trips/regional-parks-field-trips/Pages/default.aspx to book an exciting regional park field trip today!

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Offered In French: 
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Program Description & Details

Be an archaeologist for a day! Discover the rich, 9,000 year history of the First Nations people in south western BC by learning about their lifeways, tools and technologies. This behind-the-scenes program includes an introduction to authentic tools and materials used, including the use of cedar bark for rope making. Students will have a chance to make a rope bracelet from raffia using these techniques.

City: 
Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

In this program, students consider ways that cultural traditions and environmental conditions affect architecture by exploring the relationship between design and function at museums around the world. Using MOA as a case study, students are led through contrasting gallery spaces and asked to record their visual, spatial and emotional impressions. After a classroom presentation that introduces the history of the museum and theories of context, purpose and function, students are encouraged to respond to the built environments they have encountered and to design a museum interior space or façade of their own.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Students will learn to access information, assess the reliability of sources, interpret information and have the opportunity to view original documents and photographs. They may investigate a local story or conduct a research project on their own.

Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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