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During this Inquiring Minds site-based experience, the Winspear Centre will become your classroom for a week. Students learn about all aspects of a performance venue including lighting, acoustics, instruments, philanthropy, and more through hands-on inquiry. You'll work with our Program Coordinator to customize your week to suit your curricular goals, and we'll provide resources to incorporate your Sound School learning throughout the school year.
CURRICULAR OBJECTIVES & RELATED ACTIVITIES:
View PDFs for Grade 2 - 6 program outlines below:Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6
What is Inquiring Minds?Inquiring Minds offers an innovative approach to informal learning pioneered by Gillian Kydd and Don Harvie. Intriguing and enriching sites across Edmonton (such as museums, fire halls, civic venues and nature preserves) welcome classes of children to use their site as a classroom for an entire week. Students and teachers use this new ‘classroom’ to engage in learner-led, hands-on, inquiry-based learning and exploration through tours, journaling, and a host of creative activities. This model makes the stuff students learn in textbooks come alive, and has an incredible power to inspire students and teachers!
For more information on other Inquiring Minds sites, please visit the Inquiring Minds website.