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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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Discover the stories, landmarks, and icons of Vancouver’s LGBTQ2+ community on the Really Gay History Tour. Students will visit the sites of bookstore bombings, police raids, the “Kiss-Ins” of Granville Street, and the gayest beer parlour in town. It's an adventure packed with unbelievable Vancouver history on a stroll from downtown to the historic gay village of Davie Street.

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Stroll along Stanley Park’s glistening shoreline and walk beneath its towering trees as students hear the inside story of one of the world's most remarkable parks. They’ll discover the famous seawall, dark forested trails, secret cemeteries, the Lions Gate Bridge, historic totem poles, bizarre public art, notorious crime scenes, and the secret of Deadman’s Island. Students will learn about the First Nations who have lived in what would become Stanley Park for 3,000 years, and how these communities were affected by the creation of the park in 1888.

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'Curious Imaginings' is the latest exhibition by the Vancouver Biennale now open at The Patricia Hotel, Strathcona. 'Curious Imaginings' is the Canadian premier of Patricia Piccinini, a Melbourne based artist who works with silicon, automated fibre-glass and video installations to create hyper-realistic surrealist installations. 

This exhibition is very much on theme with the 2018-2020 Vancouver Biennale (re-IMAGE-n) and the Biennale’s mandate of art as a catalyst for learning, community engagement and dialogue. For students this exhibition is a unique opportunity to get incredibly close to these superb art works in a non-gallery setting that brings new meaning to the pieces. As well as fitting closely to the Arts Curriculum, the themes and content of the exhibition also provide chances for cross-curricular learning through discussions of genetics; technology; video installations; and the science and art behind creating the artworks. This is a must-see show with the potential to have huge impact on students. 

We are pleased to offer FREE exhibition visits to your pupils, led by an education professional. More information about the exhibition can be found at www.imcurious.ca  

William Gibson, a geneticist from UBC, said this of the exhibition - 'A fascinating exhibit that brings an emotional depth and immediacy to the topic of genetic engineering. I think it really engages participants in the discussion.' 

The exhibition is open September 14th until December 15 2018. School groups are welcome to visit Monday-Friday and a visit to the exhibition will last 1 hour, although timings can be changed to suit you. The visit will be led by an education professional for 30 pupils max at a time. 

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60
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8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is filled with objects and stories, perfect for multi-sensory learning. Topics include life in Ming Dynasty China (1368-1644), immigration to British Columbia, inventions, and festivals and holidays. We offer programs for all ages, and our school programs support BC provincial curriculum.

For programs and their curricular connections, please view the 2018-2019 Field Trip brochure.

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Take a magical trip over land, sea and sky and learn how to be a good friend to our planet. Musical instruments, puppets and colourful wildlife characters make this the perfect nature adventure for little ones.

A world premiere by Kayla Dunbar and Dustin Freeland (Good Day and Good Night). Creating gentle, interactive shows for the very young, the CTYP BEE Stage introduces the littlest theatre-goers to storytelling and music in an intimate drama experience that allows them and their caregivers to enjoy theatre on their own terms.

What to Expect: The BEE Stage at CTYP is an intimate, interactive performance designed especially for our littlest patrons, babies, toddlers and preschoolers; seating is general admission, floor seating on mats – a limited number of chairs will be available for those who need them.

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A young goatherd finds out that he is heir to the throne and is dazzled by the riches and finery of his new life, only to discover that everything comes at a price. Will the young king make the right decision for himself or his kingdom?

The classic Oscar Wilde story, The Young King,  is a coming of age story that grapples with the ethics of beauty, leadership and compassion. The beautiful language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally-acclaimed theatre company Slingsby (Adelaide, Australia), as audiences journey to far away lands replete with rich rewards and challenging choices. Be sure to come early to this production to join in the pre-show coronation activities beginning 15 minutes before showtime. (This production takes place at Performance Works- just down the street from our home at the Waterfront Theatre).

What to Expect: Preshow coronation activities. This is an immersive theatre experience, imaginatively staged by the renowned Slingsby Theatre. A young boy is orphaned, leaving him to be raised by goatherds. Some confrontational scenes depicting hunger and other challenging circumstances.

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80
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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A young girl makes some extraordinary friendships when she dives into a magical adventure where the delicate balance of nature could change her life forever. Theatre, dance, music and puppetry create a stunning experience that shares a First Nations perspective on the importance of salmon in the natural world.

Margie has never given much thought about the river or the living creatures within it until she falls into the water and becomes a salmon. But fins and a tail are not the only changes that Margie undergoes; when she makes friends with a young salmon and a couple of other lively characters, Margie begins to realize that the river is an important life-force for everyone. The young girl joins her new friends on an exciting journey that brings her closer to her Indigenous ancestors, the Salmon People, and the wisdom of old. This beautiful dance-drama encourages audiences to consider their own relationship to the world around them.

The production elements of Salmon Girl were all brought together with great care, making complex themes simple and accessible for the intended audiences.

-Margaret Grenier – Executive & Artistic Director-Dancers of Damelahamid

 

Salmon Girl invites us to tap into the traditional wisdom of the salmon with the innocence and playfulness of a child’s heart and mind.

-Martine Kleissen- Event Coordinator

What to Expect: Shadow puppetry, dancing, and projections

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60
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” is a delightful new musical about two bestest friends and their many adventures; this charming story based on the best-selling book series by Mo Willems will light up our stage for the month of March with its silliness and exuberance.

Join best friends, Gerald and Piggie, on a day where anything is possible! Filled with beloved characters and lively songs, it’s the perfect adventure for young audiences!

What to Expect: This is a musical with lots of movement, dancing and singing. There is some audience participation.

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60
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Good Grief, it’s twice the fun! The holiday sell-out, A Charlie Brown Christmas, is back and playing in a special double bill feature with You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.

CTYP Audience favourites Andrew Cownden, Rebecca Talbot, Emilie Leclerc and Amanda Testini bring these cherished stories to the stage for children and grown-ups alike! Both of these lively musical adaptations feature a live jazz trio.

Experience the ups and downs of everyday life with Charlie Brown and his friends in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. It’s just a series of typical days but when your friends are the Peanuts gang, no day is ever ordinary and no event is too small to ponder. And somewhere between Beethoven’s Birthday, peanut butter sandwiches, and the existential merits of a Peter Rabbit book report, Charlie Brown and the gang stumble upon the true meaning of happiness.

Then join Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas as he tries to direct his friends in the school Christmas pageant. With help from his friends and a ragged little tree, Charlie Brown discovers what the season is really all about.

What to Expect: This is a lively musical with musicians on stage, and lots of movement, dancing and singing. Charlie Brown and his friends ponder questions big and small as they celebrate the season.

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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
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90
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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Are you looking for an authentic museum experience without the stress of dealing with permission forms or transportation? Sit back and relax – we bring the museum to you with our in-class program!

Equipped with hands-on artefacts from our teaching collection, our experienced guides will use object-based learning methods to explore, discover, and learn our local history through material culture.

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60
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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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.

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90
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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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.

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90
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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