Thursday, 29 May 2014

Field Trips and Workshops

During the Student Fair Day on Friday, May 2, this year's Heritage Fair participants were able to attend both a field trip and a workshop. There were several different options for these activities, including two off-site field trips where students were able to interact with historical objects, as well as three unique workshops where students used art, historic photos, and documents to explore aspects of Canadian history.

Elders and Roots Workshop 

Students visited the Richmond Art Gallery where they viewed Evan Lee's Old Woman portrait series (currently on display as part of the Elders and Roots exhibition) and were encouraged to discuss the theme of family roots. After the gallery visit, they had the opportunity to learn how to draw their own portraits.

Museum Artefact Collection Warehouse Field Trip 

Students visited the Richmond Museum's secret artefact collection warehouse, where they learned about artefact care and storytelling through objects. They were then presented with the challenge of trying to figure out the best way to package an artefact in a box for safe transport.

Nostalgia Workshop 

Students spent time in the Richmond Brighouse Library discovering what life was like for their ancestors by exploring Canada's past from automobiles to the War Years through the use of documents and historic photos.

Steveston Interurban Tram Building Field Trip

Student visited the Steveston Interurban Tram Building and were given a guided tour of Tram 1220. They learned about the evolution of transportation in Richmond and then had the opportunity to play a fun freeze-frame game.

Discovering Family Roots Workshop 

Students were inspired to discover their family histories through research at the Rafter learning about the search for family roots in Chinese Canadian history at the Richmond Brighouse Library.

Many thanks to all of our field trip and workshop hosts - the Richmond Art Gallery, the Richmond Museums' Artefact Collection Warehouse, the Richmond Brighouse Library and the Steveston Interurban Tram - for offering this year's Heritage Fair students the unique opportunity to get their hands on history!

1 comment:

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