Surrey's Punjabi Community

Offered by
Museum of Surrey
Last updated on
Monday, August 17th, 2020
Experience type: 
Outreach Boxes
Program Description

The first in a series of community Edukits and created in collaboration with members of Surrey's Punjabi community, this kit will explore aspects of history, immigration, arts, music, language, food, clothing, celebrations, stories and Surrey residents.  

Big Ideas
  • People connect to others and share ideas through the arts.
  • People create art to express who they are as individuals and community.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts express meaning in unique ways.
  • People create art to express who they are as individuals and community.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • The arts connect our experiences to the experiences of others.
  • Creative expression is a means to explore and share one’s identity within a community.
  • Exploring works of art exposes us to diverse values, knowledge, and perspectives.
  • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Stories and other texts help us learn about ourselves and our families.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Stories and other texts connect us to ourselves, our families, and our communities.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Stories and other texts help us learn about ourselves, our families, and our communities.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • 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.
  • Healthy communities recognize and respect the diversity of individuals and care for the local environment.
  • 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.
  • Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.
  • COVID Precautions
    The kits will sit for 1 week after being returned and then will be thoroughly sanitized before being rented out again.
    Trip Details
    City: 
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Times Offered: 
    Duration: 
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    $53.00 for a three week loan.

    Additional Notes

    Teachers use the kits as they require/see fit over a three week period.  Staff do not deliver the program.