Canada's History, the national coordinating body of the Heritage Fairs program will coordinate Canada's Virtual Heritage Fair.
All students who have or are completing a heritage fair project or independent research project on a topic of Canadian history are eligible to participate by creating and uploading a short 3-4 minute video of the heritage fair project.
Information is found at YoungCitizens.ca (JeunesCitoyens.ca) and the Getting Started page will provide students with all the forms and steps they need to complete to participate: http://kids.canadashistory.ca/Kids/Young-Citizens/Getting-Started.
Given that students will have limited or no access to libraries, archives, museums, subject matter experts, and filming locations, this year’s criteria will focus more on the content and research, and less on the production of the film.
Deadline for videos to be uploaded for this program is June 8. Online voting for the videos is June 11 to July 1.
There are many online resources for research – please see the attached guide to online resources – and many examples of Young Citizens videos submitted by students from across the country including numerous PEI student submissions are on the YoungCitizens.ca website.
The Kayak Kids' Illustrated History Challenge is a contest for students ages 7 – 14. Students create an original story based on an aspect of Canadian history or heritage. The story should be accompanied by original artwork, archival images, or can be presented in comic format. Deadline for submissions to Canada's History is June 15. More details here: http://kids.canadashistory.ca/Kids/Contests/Kayak-Illustrated-History-Challenge
All best wishes and stay safe and healthy,
Heritage Officer & Provincial Heritage Fair Coordinator
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism & Culture
email@example.com / (902) 368-5940
www.peihistoricplaces.ca / www.princeedwardisland.ca
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