Virtual School Programs

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Virtual Zhnyva: The Harvest

Description: The culmination of a year’s work on the farms of east central Alberta, the harvest allows farmers to feed their families and feed their communities.  Students learn about where food and grain come from, how they are harvested and preserved, and the vital role that farmers plan in our community.

Program duration: 45 minutes

Grades: 1-9

Capacity: 1 class (max 30 students) per session

Dates Available: Oct. 18 - 29, 2021

Cost: $135.00

Outcomes: 

  1. Appreciate how land sustains communities, families, and quality of life.
  2. Investigate how early Ukrainian settlers harvested gardens and crops.
  3. Understand how and why food is preserved after harvesting.
  4. Examine how grain farming contributed to individual farm life, as well as how Albertan crops were distributed to the larger world market.
  5. Appreciate how stories and events of the past connect families and communities to the present.

 

Virtual Rizdvo - Ukrainian Pioneer Christmas

Description: In this session, our interpreters will teach about Ukrainian Christmas Eve traditions and foods.  Take a virtual step back in time to learn how Ukrainians in Alberta celebrated Christmas 100 years ago, and learn how those traditions continue today.  You’ll learn how to make a kolach, a special bread made for Christmas, and have a chance to interact with our interpreters and ask them questions.

Program duration: 45 minutes

Grades: 1-6

Capacity: 1 class (max 30 students) per session

Dates Available: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17, 2021

Cost: $135.00

Outcomes:

  1. Awareness of and respect for the beliefs and traditions of other groups and communities.
  2. Understanding of specific Ukrainian cultural and religious traditions related to the Christmas season.
  3. Appreciation for how events of the past relate to and connect families to the present.
  4. Knowledge of foods and traditions important to a Ukrainian Christmas eve meal
  5. Knowledge of the process involved to make a kolach (braided bread)

 

Virtual Velykden' - Ukrainian Pioneer Easter 

Description: In this session, our interpreters will teach about Ukrainian Easter traditions.  Take a virtual step back in time to learn how Ukrainians in Alberta celebrated Easter 100 years ago, and learn how those traditions continue today.  You’ll learn how to make a pysanka, a special decorated egg, and have a chance to interact with our interpreters and ask them questions.

Program duration: 45 minutes

Grades: 1-6

Capacity: 1 class (max 30 students) per session

Dates Available: March 7 - 18, March 28 - April 1, 2022

Cost: $135.00

Outcomes:

  1. Awareness of and respect for the beliefs and traditions of other groups and communities.
  2. Understanding of specific Ukrainian cultural and religious traditions related to the Easter season.
  3. Appreciation for how events of the past relate to and connect families to the present.
  4. Knowledge of the importance of pysanky in Ukrainian Easter celebrations
  5. Knowledge of the process involved to decorate pysanky
Contact
Christopher Tokarek
Group Bookings & Corporate Sales Coordinator
  780-662-3855 Ext. 1104