Canadian Opera Company Field Trips

Canadian Opera Company

“This thrill and appreciation of opera (and of all art forms) is a critical part of an education curriculum which ensures an understanding and appreciation that in art and music, one can find inspiration, joy, escapism, awe and humanistic insight – which to me, are all very necessary elements of character development.” Teacher, Dundas Public School


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Waterloo Museum Field Trip Options

2016/2017 Education Programs:

Mini Museum Goers – Pre-school Program

Early Learning/Kindergarten Children are introduced to the gallery museum and community outings through fun activities on a variety of themes. Choose from program themes such as; Collecting, People in our Community, or Jobs and Working. Available January to April only. 1.5 hours, maximum 40 children.

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Remembrance Day Resources from

The popular Veterans’ Week materials have been entirely updated for 2016. New editions of the

  • Take Time to Remember activity booklet (ages 5-7), as well as
  • youth newspapers Tales of Animals in War (ages 5-11)and
  • Canada Remembers Times (ages 12-18) are now available.
  • Postcards for Peace and the Veterans’ Week bookmarks and posters are also back
    again, as is an
  • on-line teacher’s guide.


Explore what we have to offer and order them today at no charge:
Our 2016 Veterans’ Week web feature offers a wealth of other resources for educators, from ideas on how schools can show they remember to social media tools that allow youth to share their thoughts on those who have served and sacrificed in uniform over the years. Check it out here:

McCrae House: History Field Trip option

McCrae House, located in Guelph, Ontario, is the birthplace of John McCrae (b. 1872 – d. 1918), doctor, soldier and author of the famous First World War poem “In Flanders Fields“. The house is a National Historic Site of Canada. 

This small limestone cottage, built in 1858, was owned by the McCrae family from 1870 to 1873. Other families occupied the house until 1966, when a group of Guelph citizens purchased the building with the intention of preserving it as a museum. This group formed the Lt. Col. John McCrae Birthplace Society and began to raise money for its restoration.

McCrae House contains both permanent and temporary exhibition space that interprets the life and times of John McCrae. Yearly themes are offered. Summer activities include Poppy Push, Canada Day, Teddy Bear Picnic, History Camp and special teas in the garden. The gardening volunteers have worked to create an award-winning garden reflecting the time period of the mid-to-late 19th century.



McCrae House
108 Water Street, Guelph, OntarioN1G 1A6 Canada

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Historical Thinking Infographic


  1. historical_thinkingHistorical Significance
    How does the past help us make sense of the present?
    How do we make choices about what is worth remembering?
  2. Cause & Consequence
    What part do individuals and groups play in promoting, shaping and resisting change?
    What actions, beliefs or circumstances led to these consequences?
  3. Continuity & Change
    How have things changed? How have they remained the same?
    Is this progress or decline?
    How fast or how slow does change happen?

  4. Historical Perspective
    What are the challenges of imagining their world from where we stand?
    What should we know about the context in which an event took place, or in which a person lived?
    How did  people in the past view their world?

Sources: Created by Jacqueline Smith | @jaltheasmith

2015 Canada Day Challenge

There is still time to participate in the 2015 Canada Day Challenge! The deadline is March 20, 2015.

What Makes You Proud to be Canadian?

We’re asking youth from 8 to 18 years old across Canada to tell us what makes them proud to be Canadian by submitting their best, most dynamic drawings, photos or pieces of creative writing that represents everything that Canada is as a strong, proud and free nation.

Enter the 2015 Canada Day Challenge for a chance to win great prizes, including all-expenses paid trip for two to Ottawa to celebrate Canada Day on Parliament Hill: go backstage, meet some of Canada’s most inspiring people, tour museums, galleries, the iconic Parliament Buildings and be part of a special summer exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History!

Plus, there’s even more to be excited about this year! Winners will also receive the opportunity to work with the amazingly talented team of education specialists from the National Film Board of Canada to create their very own short films about their adventures in Ottawa.

  • DRAW IT! (poster design),
  • SNAP IT! (digital photography) and
  • WRITE IT! (creative writing).

Participants who submit their entry have a chance to win great prizes!

For more information on the Canada Day Challenge, prizes, and for the complete contest rules, visit:

Best of luck to all!

Canada Day Challenge Team, Canadian Heritage

Il n’est pas trop tard pour participer au Défi de la fête du Canada 2015! La date limite pour s’inscrire au concours est le 20 mars 2015.

Les jeunes Canadiens de 8 à 18 ans sont invités à exprimer ce que le Canada signifie pour eux en soumettant des œuvres dans le cadre de trois volets : DESSINE-LE! (conception d’une affiche), PRENDS-LE EN PHOTO! (photographie numérique) et ÉCRIS-LE! (création littéraire).

Les participants qui [ ]soumettent leurs œuvres courent la chance de gagner des [ ]prix magnifiques!

Pour de plus amples renseignements sur le Défi de la fête du Canada, les prix, et les règles du concours, visitez notre site Web [ ]

Bonne chance à tous!

L’équipe du Défi de la fête du Canada, Patrimoine canadien
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