Richmond

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In our changing world, teaching ethics has become increasing important in creating responsible global citizens. The new curriculum asks students to make ethical judgements about the past and evaluate the limitations of drawing direct lessons from history.  One approach is to directly compare modern codes of ethics with historical codes from period sources. Studying prescribed codes of ethics from medieval chivalric manuscripts, such as the Book of Chivalry by Geffroi de Charny, and The Flower of Battle by Fiore dei Liberi, helps students examine their own codes of ethics and understand the pitfalls of dubious translations. But chivalry is essentially the ethics of swordfighting, and the best way to learn this is by swinging a sword. This exciting workshop combines hands on swordplay experience for kinesthetic learners with interpretation of historical manuscripts to reach multiple intelligences.

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6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Shakespeare: In Action 

The ideal way to support your English/Theatre unit, these workshops give students the chance to play Shakespeare with our professional teaching artists through the use of voice, movement, and acting exercises. Workshops can focus on a specific play, or provide a general introduction to Shakespeare.

  • Available year-round
  • Up to 90 minutes long
  • Up to 30 students per workshop
  • Up to three workshops per day
  • Workshops can focus on the story, the imagery or the language (or a combination of all three) in a particular play, or provide a general introduction to Shakespeare.
  • $220 per workshop + travel
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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In 1918, sockeye salmon were missing in considerable numbers from the Fraser River due to the human caused problem at Hell's Gate, BC. Students will discover the factors behind the problem, use their reasoning skills, and role play in a mock commission to represent different interest groups of the Steveston fishing community. They will discuss and deliberate on a viable way to ensure the abundant return of the Fraser River salmon. How will the community work together to help save our salmon? (120 minutes)

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6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Yes
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Thursdays, October 18-December 13, 2018
Wednesdays, January 9-June 19, 2019

Imagine, balance, construct and combine materials to engineer
an exciting mini city. Students learn about physics and connecting
techniques they can use to support their structures. Elements of
colour, pattern, and recycled materials encourage students to get
creative. Focus can be adjusted—perhaps a realistic, futuristic or
environmentally sensitive city could fit your curriculum.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
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Wednesdays, October 3-December 12, 2018
Thursdays, January 10-June 20, 2019

Discover the Gallery’s Permanent Art Collection, focusing on
handmade prints by Indigenous artists. Using real artworks from
the collection, students compare the different techniques used
and elements of meaning in the works. The class considers the
significance of the ecosystem and environment represented in
the select works. Students create their own art piece inspired by
their connection with the environment and explore how different
mediums work together.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Mondays, October 1-December 10, 2018
Tuesdays, January 8-March 12, 2019

Investigating contemporary works by Coast Salish artists, students
learn about traditional design elements represented in Coast Salish
art. The class also considers how and why these artists are merging
popular images, such as Starbucks and Coca Cola logos with
traditional artistic designs. Students create a work of art inspired
by concepts found in the Salish Weave Education Collection.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
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Use promo code NG2018 and take advantage of this educational field trip opportunity to see National Geographic Explorer, Nizar Ibrahim, at our Student Matinee on October 10th. School matinees are suitable for students from Grades 2 to 7. With the BC Curriculum’s focus on Inquiry in Science, we hope that this National Geographic Live speaker series can act as a valuable experiential learning field trip for your students.

Other shows available for student matinees:

October 10 - Lost Giant of the Cretaceous
February 27 - On the Trail of Big Cats
March 12 - Ocean Soul
May 7 - View from Above
 

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
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Students discover the importance of trade and economics in their own lives. Through games and activities, students learn about trade on the Fraser River, global trade, and supply and demand.

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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Through experience and roleplay, students learn how industries take on the responsibility of spill clean-up on the Fraser River, and learn about their connections to the use of resources.

Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5
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We invite you and your students to visit Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and take a trip back in time during June 23, 2018 to January 11, 2019. The galleries in this fascinating exhibition put you inside the Titanic experience like never before. They feature real artifacts recovered from the ocean floor along with room re-creations and personal histories, each highlighting a different chapter in the compelling story of Titanic’s maiden voyage. Board Titanic using a replica White Star Line boarding pass belonging to an actual passenger, touch an iceberg, and learn about artifact recovery and conservation.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is a great catalyst for lessons in science, history, geography, English, math and technology. Many students are familiar with the compelling story behind the Ship’s promised voyage and tragic demise. Innovative educational resources link this innate fascination to classroom friendly lessons that will generate students’ interest before your visit and extend students’ learning beyond the field trip.

Educators Day:
Teachers are welcome to visit the exhibition on June 22, 2018 before it opens to the public. Please show your teacher's badge or pay stub + ID for free admission on June 22. 

Teacher's Guide:
The Exhibition's award-winning Teacher's Guides for elementary school, middle school and high school are available upon request.

Exhibition dates:
June 23, 2018 – January 11, 2019 open daily 10am-6pm. Other special hours can be accommodated upon request.

By public transit:
Lipont Place is right across from the Canada Line Aberdeen Station
https://www.translink.ca/

By School Bus or Car Pool:
School bus parking is on the west side
of the building. $20/three hour.

Parking
230 on-site parking space.

Access
The exhibition is handicap-accessible.

Pricing
$13.95/student (subject to GST)
• Admission to Exhibition + Souvenir Boarding pass
• 1 adult (teacher and/or chaperone) free for every 7 students (general admission only)

→ Audio guides in various languages are available for rent at $5/each.
→ Special hours can be accommodated upon request.
→ For tour, Minimum of 15 students/group, maximum of 30 students/group
→ Due to contractual agreements, there are no other discounts or free passes accepted for this exhibition. Tickets are subject to GST.

Payment
• A deposit of 50% of the total amount due is required upon group tour booking. The deposit must be paid ten business days prior to the field trip. The rest 50% is due upon arrival or upon invoice.
• Cash, check, credit, and debit payments are accepted.Please make cheques payable to YIKON ARTSPACE CO. LTD.

Cancellation Policy:
• If the cancellation is made five business days prior to the scheduled visit, the 50% deposit will be refunded.
• Cancellations made less than five business days prior to the scheduled visit will not be refunded.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
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Come on a journey through time, and learn about the martial history of knights and duellists.

Far from armoured brutes wildly hacking and smashing their enemies, the knights and duellists of the middle ages and renaissance were highly trained martial artists.  Skilled not only with swords, but also with daggers and spears, in and out of armour, on foot and on horseback.

A team of presenters from the Academie Duello will host your students, or travel to your school.  And over the course of an hour describe the martial arts of medieval and renaissance Italy with live demonstartions, a recreation of a medieval judicial duel, and a Q&A period at the end of the presentation.

 

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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En garde!

Immerse your students in the middle ages and renaissance, with a lesson in the arts of knightly combat.

Swordplay is a great special program to offer as part of your physical education classes as a single session or an ongoing series. We combine historical swordplay skills with modern physical conditioning techniques in a way that will excite your kids to move. We have had great results engaging students who usually have a hard time in phys.ed. and have found that even push-ups are exciting when swordplay is the reward.

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For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Seriously creative since 2005! For 15-years, the Surrey International Children's Festival has been helping teachers’ fuel curiosity and creative thinking. Join us! We host school groups on Thursday, May 23rd or Friday, May 24th of our 3-day festival. Our curriculum connected live performances in French and English for K-7 students come to us from across Canada and around the world. We present high quality programming and hands-on arts activities by artists and educators. Seven featured performances and 20+ activities for your students to explore drama, music, movement and visual arts as unique languages for creating and communicating. Indigenous stories and traditions, storytelling, nature play and art making will excite and challenge students of all ages. It's in our mandate to keep the festival as accessible as possible and we’re proud to say that ticket prices have not increased since 2010! We check all the boxes, all in one beautiful setting that's easy to get to. Join us in May for a hassle-free, relevant and affordable field trip for your class.

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Join in the fun as we introduce little learners to transportation and the past with this 60 minute preschool program. Explore the newly restored Tram Car 1220 with us and delight in transportation-related games and creative activities. 

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Duration: 
60
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