Grades Primary & 1 - Exploring Culture

Program Highlights

With links to the newest Nova Scotia curriculum, Exploring Culture has been developed with very young students in mind. This hands-on, kinetic program introduces students to the concept of cultures and the elements that define them. Through interactive exploration of music, dance, and storytelling, students will have an opportunity to have fun while learning about some of the founding cultures of Nova Scotia. Learn a traditional dance, experiment with percussion instruments, act out a folk story, and more! A great way to begin your class’ exploration of culture!

Curriculum Outcome Links

Social Studies - Primary

Outcome 4: Students will recognize that people (local), including Acadians, African Nova Scotians, Gaels, Mi’kmaq, including Treaty Education, and additional cultural groups, have varied traditions, historical roots, rituals, and celebrations.

Indicators:

  • Begin to ask questions about people and traditions, historical roots, rituals, and celebrations
  • Describe and discuss varied traditions, historical roots, rituals, and celebrations, including Acadians, African Nova Scotians, Gaels, Mi’kmaq, including Treaty Education, and additional cultural groups

Social Studies – Grade 1

Outcome 1: Students will develop an understanding of the diversity of cultural groups, including Acadians, African Nova Scotians, Gaels, and Mi’kmaq, including Treaty Education, and additional cultural groups.

Indicators:

  • Ask questions to gain understanding of different cultural groups, including Acadians, African Nova Scotians, Gaels, and Mi’kmaq, including Treaty Education, and additional cultural groups
  • Discuss and share information about cultural groups in the community

Program Length

80 min

*Teachers may choose to add an optional self guided exploration of the museum at no extra charge.

Capacity

  • 2 classes (50 students maximum)
  • 1 chaperone for every five students is required

Cost

The charge for this program is $3.55 per student which includes the tax. The teachers are admitted free of charge. One chaperone is admitted free for every five students (1:5 ratio).

Availability

This program will be available on Wednesday in May 2017.

Information and Reservations

To reserve your program, please call 424-6512 or email mary.macdonald@novascotia.ca