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Indigenous Day of Action [Tuesday, May 23rd 2017]

Grades 9-12

THEMUSEUM will welcome hundreds of High School students for an Indigenous Day of Action. During this Day of Action, students will learn, reflect and bring conversations on reconciliation to life. Contact Education@THEMUSEUM.ca for more details.

The Languages of Art
Grade 6-8
Interpreting art to understand the feelings, issues, themes, and social concerns that they convey is the skill students will put to the test in this program. After participating in a guided tour of the exhibition A Cause for Celebration? First Things First, students will create their own unique piece of art depicting their emotional response to a chosen piece of art from the exhibition. Understanding an artist’s message can be difficult, but the answer can often be found when we slow down and reflect on our own feelings that the artist invokes. What do you feel? How do you relate? Slow down, take a seat, and spend some time at THEMUSEUM to allow students to reflect and express their thoughts. 
 
Program Length -  90 minutes
Curriculum connections: Visual Arts and Social Studies
Available Until June 30, 2017 
 
Faceless Dolls
Grade 9-12
Understanding about Canada’s history is the first step in reconciliation. With a focus on learning about the art and experiences of Indigenous people, students will participate in a guided tour of the exhibition A Cause for Celebration? First Things First. Diving deeper into current Indigenous issues, students will learn about the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada and remember them through the creation of a Faceless Doll. 
 
Program Length -  90 minutes
Curriculum connections: Native Studies and History
Available Until June 30, 2017 
 
Step Right Up! Artifacts, Music, and More!
Grade 4-5
Two things that go hand in hand at carnivals – prizes and music. In this unique program, students will have the opportunity to handle real artifacts to truly appreciate and analyse the history of carnivals in Canada. Students will also learn about the importance of music at carnivals and will be given an opportunity to express personal responses to the music they hear. Carnivals have always been about the sights and sounds, so learning about them should be too! Spend some quality time with an artifact, and take in the notes of carnival music to not only learn about historic carnivals, but experience part of their story first hand. 
 
Program Length -  90 minutes
Curriculum connections: Visual Arts, Music, and Social Studies
Available Until June 30, 2017 
 
Gaffed Odds and Carnival Games
Grade 11-12
Step right up and play some infamous carnival games! Students will investigate firsthand the deceptive and calculated nature of games and contests from historic carnivals in Canada. By applying data management and an understanding of probability, students will have the opportunity to determine the odds of winning a variety of games using primary data, and through critical thinking and data reasoning, unveil the true nature of carnival games. Is there more than just skill and luck when it comes to the carnival? Step right up and try your hand at the games themselves to find out! 
 
Program Length -  90 minutes
Curriculum connections: Data Management and Probability
Available Until June 30, 2017 
 
 
Guided Exhibition Tours
Grade 4-12
Would your students rather have a guided tour? Have one of our education interpreters lead your students through A Cause for Celebration? First Things First or Step Right Up! The Travelling Carnival in Canada and explore these unique exhibitions. 
 
Available Until June 30, 2017 

 

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