Mackin House Heritage Interactive Tour

Last updated on
Thursday, August 1st, 2019
Program Description

Enjoy a tour of Mackin House that incorporates additional learning and interactive components. Perfect for visitors who have already experienced one of our Heritage Tours in a previous visit.

In the Evolution of Music Tour learn the arc of popular music from gramaphones to iPods. This interactive tour incoporates the music listening and history with a different musical age and technology in each room of the musuem.

Heritage Storytelling after your tour of Mackin House settle into our darkened parlour to learn about the journey of storytelling from the fireside to the magic lantern of the Victorian era. The visit ends with a shadow puppet show and a chance for the students to try out the puppets themselves.

Big Ideas
  • Designs grow out of natural curiosity.
  • Skills can be developed through play.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • Skills are developed through practice, effort, and action.
  • The choice of technology and tools depends on the task.
  • Design can be responsive to identified needs.
  • Complex tasks may require multiple tools and technologies.
  • Design can be responsive to identified needs.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts express meaning in unique ways.
  • Engagement in the arts creates opportunities for inquiry through purposeful play.
  • People connect to others and share ideas through the arts.
  • People create art to express who they are as individuals and community.
  • Creative expression develops our unique identity and voice.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • People connect to the hearts and minds of others in a variety of places and times through the arts.
  • Creative experiences involve an interplay between exploration, inquiry, and purposeful choice.
  • The arts connect our experiences to the experiences of others.
  • The mind and body work together when creating works of art.
  • Creative expression is a means to explore and share one’s identity within a community.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Exploring works of art exposes us to diverse values, knowledge, and perspectives.
  • Engaging in creative expression and experiences expands people’s sense of identity and belonging.
  • Artistic expressions differ across time and place.
  • Experiencing art challenges our point of view and expands our understanding of others.
  • Through art making, one’s sense of identity and community continually evolves.
  • Our communities are diverse and made of individuals who have a lot in common.
  • Stories and traditions about ourselves and our families reflect who we are and where we are from.
  • We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live.
  • Canada is made up of many diverse regions and communities.
  • People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.
  • British Columbia followed a unique path in becoming a part of Canada.
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
  • Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.
  • Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions of Canada.
  • Media sources can both positively and negatively affect our understanding of important events and issues.
  • Trip Details
    City: 
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Duration: 
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    $5.00
    Cost Per Adult: 
    $5.00
    Fee Notes: 

    Chaperones and teachers are free of charge.