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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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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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Students explore and analyse archival photographs featuring Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) people and places chosen from an exhibit presented at the North Vancouver Museum & Archives (NVMA) in 2010. This was a shared project of the NVMA and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation). The Squamish Elders and Language Authority chose these photos that represent local landscapes, the community and individuals, and contributed to exhibit research.

Your students will:

  • Recognize that the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) is an active community today on the North Shore.
  • Discover aspects of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) history and culture through photos.
  • View primary source evidence and develop photo analysis skills.
Duration: 
90
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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In Sḵwx̱wú7mesh culture, the first item made of any art form is to be given away. During this workshop students will make two woven bracelets, the first will be given away as part of the upcoming opening of the new MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver (planned for later in 2021) and the second is theirs to keep.

As this is a hands-on workshop, supplies will be provided for students and available for teachers to pick up from MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley. Appointments are required. Please arrange a time to pick up the supplies when registering for the workshop. .

COVID-safety: All weaving kits will have been quarantined for three days prior to distribution.

Your students will:

  • Learn Coast Salish teachings around wool weaving.
  • See how weaving is done and try making their own woven bracelet.
  • Find out about the cultural importance of giving and share their work with their community.
Duration: 
65
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Through imagination, story, artifacts, belongings, song, and more, students explore our historic streetcar and other forms of transportation used on the North Shore. This playful program encourages students to discover importance of transportation

Your students will:

  • Explore an historic streetcar before boarding for an imaginative ride.
  • Hear a story about change from the perspective of a Streetcar.
  • Play games to learn different types of transportation used on the North Shore.
  • Analyse photos and explore related artifacts and belongings connected to transportation.
Duration: 
60
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Have one of MONOVA’s education staff provide a guided tour through our Permanent Gallery, highlighting stories, objects, belongings, and photographs from communities on the North Shore.

Minimum 10 people per group

Duration: 
75
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This 20 minute one-person show is ideal for groups of youth and adults. Through this exciting and thoughtful show, explore MONOVA’s centrepiece installation, Streetcar #153.

After the play, the actor-interpreter will engage in post-show dialogue and share some archival images.

Minimum 10 people per group

Duration: 
35
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All our Farm Field Trips start with an interactive and enthusiastic exploration of the farm. Get ready: We will touch soil, kiss goats, listen to the bees buzzing, pet chickens, smell horses and taste veggies right from the market gardens! So much fun!! Besides our hands-on teaching style, we love getting into juicy discussions about agricultural practices, ecosystems, food security, sustainability... Throughout the Farm Field Trip, hands-on experimentation and discussions will complete your students' learnings in Environmental and Social Sciences curriculums. 

- Fun and engaging introduction to the farm, its gardens, animals and farmers.
- Stimulating the 5 senses - experimental learning is the core of our pedagogy for all ages!
- Adapting to the age range and request, the farm educator can relate to “the bigger picture” in terms of farming technics, agro- ecosystems, food systems and/or local & global ecosystems.

Longer field trips are available. All field trips can be tailored to your learning plan requirements.

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Duration: 
90
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Mt Seymour's Outdoor Education Dept. is delighted to announce that this year we are making it easier than ever to get your class outdoors!  For the first time we will be offering mobile Outdoor Education Programming, and our experienced Guide Team will come to your location (school or nearby park).

Intro to Outdoor Recreation

Learn what it takes to recreate outdoors in a safe and conscientious way. We will cover: Trip Planning; The Essentials; Leave No Trace; Bear Aware; Hug A Tree.

Nature Games

Participants learn about the life of some of our local animals through games and fun activities.

Seymour Survival Skills Workshop

Learn the basics of staying safe outdoors. Children will play their way to learning about how to be prepared, how to avoid getting lost, and what to do if lost.

Duration: 
Half Day
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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