In this uncertain time, educators can rely on the museum sector for curriculum-based online activities to support distance learning.
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society’s virtual museum exhibit, From Tides to Tin, (tidestotins.ca) explores the historical significance of Canada’s West Coast fishing and canning industries. The resource is designed for secondary students to use inquiry processes and historical thinking concepts to learn about natural resource economies, human geography and social history.
During the workshop, Cannery educators will introduce the website, and participants will explore how to use the resource to set up inquiry projects for distance learning or in-classroom activities.
They will need to have a microphone which works. And access to our website on the same computer than Zoom or on another device.
Johanna Trapier, Education Programs Coordinator at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society
Johanna is from the South of France. She moved to Vancouver in 2017 to do a master’s degree in Education at UBC after completing a master’s degree in History at La Sorbonne. After a very inspiring experience as a French teacher, she joins the Cannery team to ensure that teachers and students have a wonderful experience at the Cannery in both English and French. She is glad to combine her two passions and to bring to life the history of the Cannery for every program.
Shannon King, Manager of Audience Engagement at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society.
Shannon King led the From Tides to Tins virtual museum project for the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society. Shannon has been a museum educator for 17 years and her credentials include an MA in Archaeology. Before choosing informal education, Shannon worked as an education assistant in the Toronto and Victoria school districts.