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Available November 2021

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. Through traditional First Nations belongings and ways of knowing, gain a deeper understanding of the role and limitations of archeology.

 

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Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
6, 7
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Play an immigration game in our Vancouver History Galleries. Explore the galleries and examine real suitcases from immigrants while collecting points and money towards immigrating. This program focuses on who immigrates and why, the quality of life for new immigrants, and immigrants’ contributions to Vancouver.

 

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Half Day
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Play a game in our c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city exhibition. Learn about the impact of colonization on the Musqueam community, how they resisted assimilative policies, and the Museum’s role in the reconciliation process. Test your critical-thinking skills in a hands-on workshop where you will learn about our shared responsibility in the reconciliation process. Through Object-Based Learning, gain a deeper understanding of traditional and contemporary First Nations culture.

City: 
Duration: 
Half Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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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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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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Soil is much more than rocks and old leaves – it’s a vibrant ecosystem. Since people walk on top of the soil, we often don’t consider what’s underneath. Your students will explore how soil is made, the layers of the soil, and the animals, plants, and fungi that both rely on and help create a healthy ecosystem.

City: 
Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7
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Offered In French: 
No
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Deep in Lynn Canyon Park live giant plants that clean the air and water and create food and habitats for animals. What are they? Trees of course! In this program, students will learn about the life cycles of these giant plants, discover how trees grow food and create habitats, and learn about the connections between trees and the soil, air, and water cycles.

Duration: 
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For Grades: 
2, 3
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Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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How do animals and plants survive in the cool, wet, temperate rainforest? From magnificent mayflies to the spectacular salmonberry, learn about the amazing adaptations of animals and plants and discover the diversity of forest life. Through hands-on and sensory activities, explore how animals and plants work together to create a thriving ecosystem.

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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
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Offered In French: 
No
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Water is powerful, and small droplets become a force that shapes the landscape. During this 2 hour program, your class will peek into a small tributary of Lynn Creek and see some of the many animals who live there. Learn about their life cycles and explore some of the characteristics that help these animals survive in their aquatic habitat.

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For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3
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Offered In French: 
No
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Explore the evolution of communications technology and its impact on our everyday lives. Find out which “artefacts” are actually not as old as they seem!

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Offered In French: 
No
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Use historical inquiry skills to analyze the oral histories of six Richmond newcomers to determine how their stories shape Richmond’s story.

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Duration: 
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For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
No
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Discover the process of transitioning from “immigrant” to “Canadian”, including all the hardship and joy that comes from moving from one country to another.

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Duration: 
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For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
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Offered In French: 
No
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Encourage a more meaningful and comprehensive understanding of the forced removal of Japanese Canadians from Richmond while developing critical thinking skills.

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Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Explore the stories of joy and hardship that reflect the history of the Japanese community in Richmond and what it truly means to be Canadian.

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Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Play the frustrating yet rewarding game of immigration and discover first-hand the trials and tribulations of early Chinese immigrants to Canada.

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City: 
Duration: 
See notes.
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Understand the significance of fishing for the Musqueam First Nation in the past, present and future.

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Duration: 
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For Grades: 
3, 4
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Offered In French: 
No

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