In April of 2017, 600 Kindergarten to Grade 6 students of Glenmore Elementary will be participating in the culminating event of a year-long study called “How Canada Came to Be”. We will be touring with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra performing a one-hour show/overview of our nation’s history. This year-long unit of study is interdisciplinary, arts-based and embraces First People’s Principles of Learning.
Through dance, imagery, costuming, drama, song, creative writing, rehearsal and public speaking, we will explore both indigenous and non-indigenous histories which contribute to our Canadian identity, cultures, languages, values and ways of knowing.
“How Canada Came to Be” is a cross-disciplinary opportunity that invites students and educators, the symphony, our First Nations advocacy team, and our arts community to co-create curriculum, widening and deepening understands of how Canada came to be.