A Very Victorian Christmas

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Saturday, September 8th, 2018
Program Description

Through hands-on learning, observation and discussion, students will better understand how families in early New Westminster celebrated the holiday season in the mid to late 1800s. They will learn about the origins of Christmas traditions, and create their own decorations and toys to take back to their classroom. (December Only).

Big Ideas
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • The choice of technology and tools depends on the task.
  • The choice of technology and tools depends on the task.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Stories and other texts can be shared through pictures and words.
  • Stories and other texts help us learn about ourselves and our families.
  • Through listening and speaking, we connect with others and share our world.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Stories and other texts can be shared through pictures and words.
  • Stories and other texts help us learn about ourselves and our families.
  • Through listening and speaking, we connect with others and share our world.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Stories and other texts connect us to ourselves, our families, and our communities.
  • Through listening and speaking, we connect with others and share our world.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • 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.
  • Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Our communities are diverse and made of individuals who have a lot in common.
  • Rights, roles, and responsibilities shape our identity and help us build healthy relationships with others.
  • Stories and traditions about ourselves and our families reflect who we are and where we are from.
  • Our rights, roles, and responsibilities are important for building strong communities.
  • Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory.
  • Indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors.
  • Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.
  • People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.
  • Demographic changes in North America created shifts in economic and political power.
  • Interactions between First Peoples and Europeans lead to conflict and cooperation, which continues to shape Canada’s identity.
  • 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.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Months Available: 
    Times Offered: 
    Duration: 
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    Fee: $140.00 + tax per session

    Additional Notes
    • Location: Irving House, 302 Royal Ave
    • 10:00 am to 11:30 am and/or 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Advance booking is required
    • Advance notice of student special needs helps us serve you better