Vancouver

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Crossing Borders, Removing Barriers is a free resource for teachers.

Low Yuet Wing was the first of the Lowe family to arrive in Canada in 1913 from Toishan, Guanghai, China. Without any family abroad, he sailed across the Pacific, likely with mixed emotions of fear and excitement. As the Gold Rush of the 1870’s generated lots of hope for him escaping poverty and war in China, the allure of opportunity in the West (known as “Gum Shan” or “gold mountain”) was very appealing as he was sent abroad to work on the Canadian Pacific Railway.”

Based on the real life story of the Great Grandfather of Lorraine Lowe, Executive Director of Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden, it highlights issues surrounding early Chinese immigration to Canada as experienced through his eyes.

This resource is based around the BC Social Studies curriculum and is aimed at Grade 5 level but with options for extension questions for higher grades.

There are 3 lessons:
Lesson 1: Early Chinese Immigration

Lesson 2: Life in Canada

Lesson 3: Human Rights

PLease see our website for more details and to download the resource. 

https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/schools/history-and-immigration/crossing-borders-removing-barriers/

Classroom kit also available!
 

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Outreach Kit/Online Resource
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5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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No
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Since early migration until now, Chinese Canadians have had and continue to have diverse and complex relationships with Canada. Racial discrimination against Chinese Canadians was prevalent during the creation of the nation, yet their individual voices and experiences are often left out of the historical narrative. In this three-part field trip consisting of a visit to the Chinese Canadian Museum, the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden, as well as a mini Chinatown walking tour, students will explore the endurance of Vancouver Chinatown and the resilience of the Chinese Canadian community through stories of food, community, and activism.

This field trip for Gr 9 and 10 is hosted collaboratively in partnership by the Chinese Canadian Museum and Dr Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden, and features research and content development by the UBC Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies (UBC INSTRCC)

Please see chinatownexisting.wordpress.com for more details.

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Half Day
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9, 10, 11, 12
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We are excited to introduce River Champions, a FREE in-person outreach program available for students in grades 3-12. This program is available to schools located within the Fraser River Basin boundary. It runs for 70-90 minutes, depending on your schedule.

Grades 3-5  

Students explore the basics of climate science and river processes. Using a stream table model, students model different climate change scenarios and design infrastructure that could mitigate the damage caused by climate change. 

Grades 6-12  

Students discuss connections between climate change and land management practices, both traditional Indigenous and current industrial. Using a stream table model, students model different climate change scenarios and design infrastructure that could mitigate the damage caused by climate change. For the optional action project, students research how their communities may be susceptible to extreme weather events and climate change, and present their findings using ArcGIS Story Maps. A follow-up online workshop connects students to knowledge holders.

We’re a proud partner of GenAction; a national initiative designed to inspire youth to become innovative leaders in climate action now, and into the future. Visit GenAction for details.

Click here to book!

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80
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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Can you see like a bee? Can you sniff out flowers from afar? Join us in celebrating how bees’ senses help pollinate many of the crops we depend on for food.

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4, 5
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Micro plants. Micro flowers. Micro bugs. Micro students? There are so many tiny things to see on the farm! We’ll practice using magnifying glasses and getting close to see how little things on the farm have a big impact, and practice caring for the smallest members of our living world.

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K, 1
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Get outside and get a custom taste of what the farm is all about! If you are interested in a field trip longer than two hours or would like to work with our Experiential Learning Manager to craft a program to meet your learning objectives, get in touch and we will get in touch to figure out how we can help make it happen! 

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Climate change and biodiversity loss are major threats to our food system, and unjust labour practices in the food sector contribute to poverty and oppression in our communities, but there is a way forward! See how regenerative agriculture and projects like Fresh Roots can improve food system by supporting both the ecosystem we are part of and the people who grow our food, and help build a truly sustainable food system!

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10, 11, 12
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Uncover the science of archaeology by investigating artefacts from the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, China, Greece, and Rome. Work in teams to do a simulated field dig, then research and analyze artifacts in a lab to formulate and test your hypothesis. Learn about several prominent Northwest Coast archaeological sites. Using traditional First Nations belongings, examine the role and limitations of archeology in studying First Nations culture and ways of knowing.

 

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Half Day
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6, 7
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Yes
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Learn about past and present immigration policies while discovering the history of Vancouver through the decades: 1900 - 1970s. Modelled after the points-based-system, explore the history galleries through a scavenger hunt activity and examine real suitcases from 4 immigrants’ personal journeys. This program focuses on who immigrates and why, the quality of life for new immigrants, and immigrants’ contributions to Vancouver.

 

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Explore c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city through a scavenger hunt activity based on the Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts. Learn about the impact of colonization on the Musqueam community and their resiliency toward assimilative policies. Through Object-Based Learning, examine the impact of colonial policies on First Nations history, language, and culture and learn about our shared responsibility in the reconciliation process.

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Half Day
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4, 5, 6
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Examine traditional belongings that tell us how Indigenous peoples met the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter. Excavate belongings from Pacific Northwest Coast cultures. Be a player in a life-sized game while learning about the seasonal cycle of traditional Inuit life.

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90
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2, 3, 4
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Invite OWL (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society to join you in your classroom to learn about the amazing species of raptors that call BC home, the features and adaptations that make them unique, their life cycles, and about the dangers they face and how you can help. You also get the chance to meet some of OWL’s Raptor Ambassadors up close in person! Each program will be focused to each grade level that is participating.

Have a specific topic in mind? We are more than happy to work with you to make the program you are looking for. Some popular requests include focusing on a specific species, such as owls or just hawks, life cycles, or food chains.

https://www.owlrehab.org/education/in-class/

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
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Offered In French: 
No
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Title:  Talaysay's Talking Trees – Student Program (K to Grade 12)

Welcome to our Talaysay  TALKING TREES PROGRAM. 

Type of Program:  Student Indigenous Walking Tour - Ecology

Tour Description:  This is a walking tour in Stanley Park. Your Talaysay guides-ambassadors will take you on a forest walk and teach the rich stories and history of the land while you learn how the trees and plants are used by indigenous people for both food and medicine.  Learn to identify a variety of indigenous plants and tree species  so when you venture into the forest you too will know what is edible, medicinal and adaptable for technology.   Emphasis on Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Sustainable Practices and Ecology. 

Date of TourTuesday to Friday

Start Time:  10:00 am   End Time:  11:30 am    Duration:  1.5 hrs  We can book custom times between 9 am and 10:30 am for the morning tour and 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm for the Afternoon Tour.

Includes:  Guide-Ambassador-Instructor.  At times we have a co-guide, a trainer and or a trainee. The tour is rich with Indigenous stories and interpretation.  Students have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions during the tour and or in the last 15 minutes of the tour.  

Student Rate with 20 or more participants:  $18.00 pp plus gst (This Rate is for K to 12 Students Only). 

With 20+ students, 2 teachers or adult volunteers are complimentary.  When there are less than 20 students, the base rate is $360 plus gst $18.00.  Total:  $378.00 

Primary Location:  Stanley Park:

This tour meets at the Stanley Park bus loop which is accessible by car, taxi, bus or by foot. Our guide will meet you under the gazebo in the bus loop. Please note, if driving by car, the parking lot is all pay parking. If taking the public bus, it is the #19 bus to Stanley Park and it is the last stop.  
If traveling by school bus, the driver can drop the students off then park at the designated bus parking in Stanley Park.  
Please provide yourself plenty of time to arrive and find your guide.

Other Locations:  When planned in advance, our guides could travel to a forest area near your school.  Review of the site for safety, access and diversity in indgenous plants is required.  

Inquiring and Bookings:  Please email admin@talaysay.com or info@talaysay.com and or contact us at 1-800-605-4643 (Toll Free) or 604-628-8555 (Vancouver line)

Our Programs In Summary

Nature

Talking Trees Walk - In Person and Virtual via Zoom

Indigenous Forest Walk - In Person and Virtual via Zoom (extended program of Talking Trees; includes Wellness)

History 

Spoken Treasures  In Person and Virtual via Zoom

Art 

Talking Totems - In Person and Virtual via Zoom

Indigenous Story Telling - In Person and Virtual via Zoom

Wellness:

Forest Therapy Walk - external guide

Land-Basked Learning - currently offered virtually

Company:  Talaysay Tours   Book on line at:  https://www.aboriginalecotours.com/

Our Tours:  Virtual and in Person

1. talking trees - nature    (90 min)

2. indigenous forest walk (in person only) (2.5 hrs)

2. spoken treasures - history (75 min)

3. talking totems - art  (60 min)

4. storytelling - art and culture (60 min)

5. land-based learning - outdoor education  (2 hours

6. custom virtual tours and seminars

Virtual Links to Review and Book:  https://www.aboriginalecotours.com/tours/community/talking-trees-tour-st...

 

In Person Programs:

https://www.aboriginalecotours.com/tours/aboriginal-eco-tours/vancouver/...

 

Locations:  Vancouver, North Shore, Squamish

 

Dates and Times:  can be customized with groups.

 

Wishing you a great week ahead and look forward to planning further with you both.

Media:

Land Basked Learning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahAFvrl90e4

Talking Totems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww0P01Ehtgo

Spoken Treasures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7JbZgnnNKg

Talaysay Virtual Tours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ-4KWXx5p0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-LY2tTLzrc

 

Christine Elliot - Manager - admin@talaysay.com 

Candace Campo – Operator Lead Guide and Teacher

Talaysay Tours - Authentic Cultural Experiences & Aboriginal co Tours 

www.aboriginalecotours.com (on-line booking) 

 

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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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Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

The School Art Program has created family art kits for students learning at home.  Each kit includes access to a series of online video art lessons, a pdf package of student handouts and lesson plans, and specialty art materials mailed to your home to complete the lessons.  Our first kit is now available, and we will be adding more throughout the year, so check our website often!  Further information and our online order form can be accessed on our current workshops page.

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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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Beginning after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and lasting until 1949 (four years after World War II had ended), Canadians of Japanese heritage were removed from their homes and businesses and sent to internment camps in the B.C. interior, and to farms and internment camps across Canada.

Download East of the Rockies, an augmented reality app written by Joy Kogawa and released by the National Film Board of Canada.

Winner of best video game narrative at the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards.

Find out more https://www.eastoftherockies.com/

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60
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