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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Grand Pré National Historic Site

WHEN: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:30 am.
WHERE: Grand Pré National Historic Site, Wolfville, NS

Shall we head up to Grand Pré for some summer learning?  There will be 3 educational programs offered.

"Costume, Song, and Dance"
Geared towards 4-8 year olds.
Traditional clothing worn by the Acadians are compared and contrasted with modern clothing.  Students will learn about song and dance.

"The Mysterious Mixed Up Artifacts"
Geared towards 9-14 year olds.
Imagine life in 17th and 18th century Acadia through it's artifacts.  Objects made by humans represent a complete gamut of activities.  Among them the most fundamental are linked to our essential needs: eating, drinking, and protecting ourselves from the elements.  Even without written documentation, objects can speak eloquently about their users.  Students will help uncover the past using the systematic approach of the archaeologist, practicing focused observation, classification, and comparison in a team approach context.

"Building a Dyke"
Geared for 9-15 year olds.
Students will learn how Acadians reclaimed marshlands around "la Baie Française" (Bay of Fundy) and "le Bassin des Mines" (Minas Basin).  Working in teams of 4-5, students will build a dyke with "aboiteaux" (sluice) utilizing Lego bricks, which was used to drain the marsh and to stop the sea from coming back onto the land at high tide.

Information on which program your child is interested is needed as there is a limit to the number of kids in each one, but if there is enough interest they will just run two at different times of the day.... so it's needed to know which ones people will attend.  Email to facebook can happen by emailing cvhomeschoolers@outlook.com.

Also the cost is $3.90 for the first activity and $2.40 if you choose to do two guided activities.  The money will have to be in by July 7th.

Tammy Pyette will be collecting the money for this event and email transfers can be sent to: pyettes@eastlink.ca .  She will also be available at the homeschool meeting if you prefer to give cash instead.

From FB group: Annapolis Valley Homeschoolers

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