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Drawn to History is where art and history meet. With historical photos and artifacts as inspiration, the activities in this kit take students through perspective drawing, contour shading, drawing faces, and contemporary issues with indigenous rock art. This kit is suitable for grades 5 to 12 (may be altered for lower grades), with strong curriculum connections in art and social studies.

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Duration: 
Outreach Kit/Online Resource
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
No
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This discovery kit is perfect for those teachers and students that are interested in learning more about the Kootenay-Boundary’s plant and animal life. The kit includes five activities based around identifying local plants and animals, invasive species, and indigenous use. You even figure out how to measure a tree with a straw! This kit is suitable for kindergarten to grade 7, with curriculum links to Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics.

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Duration: 
Outreach Kit/Online Resource
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
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Our Regional Indigenous Basketry explores the different weaving and dyeing techniques used by this region’s Indigenous Peoples. With a focus on the Sinixt Peoples, students will explore weaving, dying, food collection, and Indigenous language through a series of activities. From designing a basket to making a traditional Sinixt recipe, this kit provides a glimpse into the traditions of this area’s first peoples. This kit is suitable for grades kindergarten to grade 7, with curriculum links to Social Studies, Arts, Science, and Language Arts.

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Duration: 
Outreach Kit/Online Resource
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
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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!
 

City: 
Duration: 
Outreach Kit/Online Resource
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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Offered In French: 
No
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Take your students on an educational adventure that combines a treasure hunt and ecology knowledge! Led by clues and a forest map, your students will decode the mysteries of temperate rainforest plants and animals, searching for the secret of life in the rainforest. You’ll also have a chance to view forest life up close with our amazing projector!

This is a 1.5hr self-guided rainforest tour of Lynn Canyon. It includes a 15min introduction to the temperate rainforest and a 15min wrap-up, inside the Ecology Centre as well as a self-guided hike in Lynn Canyon Park with a provided worksheet.

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
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Discover Richmond’s diverse cultures by exploring multicultural winter celebrations, from First Nations to European, Asian and African traditions. Unwrap mystery presents that hold clues about a cultural winter celebration, play a Japanese New Year game and make a Victorian Christmas craft.

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
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Offered In French: 
No
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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!

Duration: 
80
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Availability: Native-Newcomer Relations PDF

The Native Voice was the first newspaper to focus on Indigenous issues in Canada. Through four case studies, students critically analyse articles from The Native Voice and other newspapers to look at the topics of Indigenous rights and land title in British Columbia. This program has been organized with the Squamish Nation Education Department and made possible in part through a grant from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.

Your students will:

  • Analyze archival and contemporary newspaper articles relating to Indigenous rights and land title.
  • Answer and discuss critical thinking questions to develop a deeper understanding of the topic.
Duration: 
90
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Offered In French: 
No
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Students come to know səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Chief Dan George through historical photographs, images of his belongings, video footage, and his writing. They discover how his acting career helped change the image of Indigenous people in the media and how his activism raised awareness of Indigenous rights in Canada.

Your students will:

  • Analyse primary source evidence to assess historical significance
  • Discuss the ‘Lament to Confederation’ and consider modern perspectives on the piece
  • Watch a unique video about Chief Dan George produced by the NVMA.
Duration: 
90
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Offered In French: 
No
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Students will consider community perspectives regarding the past and present development of the Maplewood Mudflats through a theatrical video, historical and contemporary newspaper articles, and archival photographs. They will engage in drama activities and creative writing to consider these questions: How can drama help us empathize with others and try to understand their perspectives? What does the historical conflict between the squatters and the District tell us about North Vancouver’s past and present?

Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
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Offered In French: 
No
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Grade appropriate activities help students explore the strength and resilience of səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) cultures. Researched by Sḵwx̱wú7mesh author and language teacher Khelsilem with MONOVA staff members, this fully-illustrated, limited edition book, looks at the traditional and contemporary history and culture of both Nations. The Book and Teaching Package will be provided electronically. This program is available in French and English.

English: Intermediate Education and Secondary Education

French: Intermediate Education  and Secondary Education

Your students will:

  • Explore the cultures and histories of the səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) nations.
  • See contemporary & historic photos of the səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) communities.
  • Think about the cultural resilience of the səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) people.
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
Yes
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Listen to the voices of BC mountaineers, analyze photographs of their expeditions and tools of the trade, and discover their role in wilderness conservation. This education kit investigates the relationship that the Indigenous people have had with local mountains, the scientific and technical advances made by mountaineers, the impact of Mountaineers on wilderness conservation, and how mountain experiences have influenced our cultural heritage. It is based upon the virtual exhibit of the same name (available in French and English).

Your students will:

  • Learn how people have interacted with the North Shore mountains over time.
  • Explore primary source evidence of mountaineering history in BC.
  • View primary source evidence and develop photo analysis skills.
Duration: 
75
For Grades: 
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Through images and activities, students come to know səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Chief Dan George and understand his historical significance. They discover how his acting career helped change the image of Indigenous people in the media and how his activism raised awareness of Indigenous rights in Canada. This Kit includes lesson plans to encourage discussion and critical thinking.

Chief Dan George Story Kit 2021-22

Your students will:

  • View primary source evidence and develop photo and artifact analysis skills.
  • Assess the historical significance of Chief Dan George.
  • Read and discuss poetry by Chief Dan George, including his ‘Lament to Confederation’.
  • Watch a unique video about Chief Dan George produced by the MONOVA.
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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These entertaining videos and activities, are a great way to engage students with the history of Burrard Inlet, including early industry, settlement, and shipping. Activities will capture your students’ imagination and are great launch pads for further discussions about primary and secondary sources and learning from photographs.

Your students will:

  • Learn about Moodyville, our early stevedores, and port operations past and present.
  • Take a short and entertaining quiz to help them remember the video content.
  • Play a puzzle game to reveal real historic photographs the Archives.
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Students match, compare, and critically analyze a set of two dozen historic and modern images of North Vancouver. They consider the continuity and change of many features of North Vancouver. The photographs are accompanied by directed learning activities.

English: Teacher’s Package (pdf) and Student’s Activity Sheets (pdf)

French: Teacher’s Package (pdf) and Student’s Activity Sheets (pdf)

Your students will:

  • Explore the themes of communities and common experiences.
  • Discover the rich history of North Vancouver’s development through archival photos.
  • View primary source evidence and develop photo analysis skills.
Duration: 
65
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Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No

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