Do you need a change in routine for 2019?
Watch as your students perform in front of thousands on Main Street U.S.A., experience the joy on their faces as they dance under the bright lights of Times Square or create a customized dance tour with top industry professionals in New York or Los Angeles.
“One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.” –Linda Poindexter
Mental health awareness is a difficult but important discussion to have in the classroom. 1 in 5 young people in Ontario suffer from some form of mental health problem, and 5 out of those 6 kids will not receive the treatment they need. source
mental health awareness,
bell lets talk day
Do you want to meet a snowman? Explore an Ice Palace? Skate down a canal? Take your students out of the classroom and into a winter wonderland for an adventure of a lifetime.
winter packing list
We understand that bullying can be difficult to bring up in the classroom, and with Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week starting today, we wanted to give you some resources that will help make this important conversation a little bit easier.
bully awareness week,
pink shirt day
Every October we get together to celebrate the courageous women who helped shape our country. Throughout the years Historica Canada has created Heritage Minutes that showcase the impact women have had on our society. These strong women stood up, fought for what they believed in, and claimed their place in history.
Share this list with your students, and let us know how you are celebrating women’s HERstory month.
Women In History
Canada is known for having two official languages, English and French. There is a storied history which led to the enactment of the Official Languages Act. This act was introduced to Parliament by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau on this day in 1968; was created to help bridge equality between the two languages.
On this day,
Official Languages Act
Today’s Canadian Thanksgiving often gets blended with our American neighbours - families gather together for a delicious turkey dinner, give thanks and watch some football. The two holidays celebrate an abundant harvest but it wasn’t always this way.
Seven Years War,
World War I,
Most good architecture is created to amaze and astonish. World Architecture Day exists to show appreciation for the work architects do and to celebrate the great architectural feats. We want to expose you and your students to a variety of buildings that have storied histories, stunning exteriors and an assortment of shapes and sizes.
World Architecture Day,
Empire State Building,
St Pauls Cathedral,
Cubic Houses Netherlands,
April 9, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a defining moment in Canadian history. Brightspark had the opportunity to speak with Sandra O'Quinn, a Learning Specialist at the Canadian War Museum. In this video, Sandra outlines the new exhibitions at the War Museum that are designed to commemorate Vimy Ridge and its legacy. This also includes a new student program intended to give students a first-person view of different World War I characters.