Teachers in grades 4-8 looking for creative ways to meet curricular objectives in Social Studies, History and/or Geography should register now for the 2017 Kingston Regional Heritage Fair.
The theme of the 2017 Fair is "Your Community's Place in Canadian History". The Kingston Regional Fair along with all of Canada will celebrate Canada's Sesquicentennial. Please join us for the celebration.
Student projects can be produced anytime during the school year. Students are encouraged to display their creative talents in language, art, music, technology, drama, dance, spatial skills to present their research findings.
The Fair itself connects students with their community through thoughtful and constructive adjudication of their presentations, heritage workshops offered by local museums and historical groups and interactive activities on Community Street as they interact with the local heritage community.
Excellence in research is recognized through Local, Provincial and National Awards. Three of our students will be chosen to attend the Ontario Provincial Fair from June 9 - 11, 2017 at York University in Toronto.
In October the Fair will hold two Claymation workshops with Claymation experts Kathy Shultz and Jason Nobrega. Information about registration of these very popular events will be sent to schools and posted on this website in late September. A teacher's guide will be produced to help interested teachers follow through with Claymation Activities in their classroom.
In November, articulate, creative students will be given the opportunity to apply to be 2017 Young Citizens. Chosen students will work in the new year with local film experts. Each Young Citizen will produce a 3-4 minute video that will be showcased on Canada's History national website. Check back in mid-October for application forms.
In January, a new activity will be promoted that allows students to place themselves or fictional characters into illustrated historical fiction stories about real events in Canadian history. A lesson plan in both English and French is available.