With the generous support of Seaspan, MONOVA is excited to announce that access to our Education Kits is now free of charge. The Education Kits are bookable resources that allow teachers to bring MONOVA to their classrooms through a variety of North Vancouver history topics. Each kit is custom developed by MONOVA’s education programming team to meet current curriculum requirements, but with a goal of facilitating meaningful knowledge sharing and transformative learning for students across a range of age groups.
About the Education Kit Program
For over a decade, MONOVA’s Education Kits have been available to teachers across the North Shore. The program began as a way to increase accessibility for students to MONOVA’s wide-ranging resources and materials. Each kit includes a lesson plan that is developed from curriculum generated goals and objectives for the specific age range the kit serves. Within these lesson plans there are essential questions, activities, and worksheets, as well as additional resources such as vocabulary and term lists and archival photographs and other materials. Topics of current kits include “Nikkei in North Vancouver”, “The Chief Dan George Story,” “Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Community: Our People and Places”, amongst others. You can view the entire range of kits by visiting our Education Page.
“The students were very engaged and showed exceptional photo analyzing skills.”
”Thank you for the Squamish Nation kit! It was very valuable in our classroom. Thank you and my class thanks you.”
“Thank you for the Then and Now kit. The students loved it!”
Collaboration with Seaspan
In previous years, a rental charge was attached to the kits in order to offset fees for their production and updating as curricula evolve. Seaspan’s generous sponsorship ensures that educators will have equitable access to the kits while also providing MONOVA’s education programming team the resources to research and develop new kits on additional North Vancouver history topics. “We are so grateful to Seaspan for their interest in supporting education,” notes MONOVA Director Zoe Mackoff de Miranda. “By sponsoring MONOVA’s Education Kits, Seaspan is making valuable lesson plans and archival materials on local history more accessible for teachers and students.”
“Shipbuilding is a big part of North Vancouver’s history, so naturally we are delighted to support MONOVA in making their Education Kits more accessible to teachers and students of all ages across the north shore,” said Adrien Byrne, Manager of Stakeholder and Community Relations at Seaspan.
MONOVA is thankful for Seaspan’s continued dedication to supporting the sharing of North Vancouver history.
How to book a kit
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your kit. Pick-up and drop-off takes place at the MONOVA Archives in Lynn Valley (3203 Institute Road).
Learn more about MONOVA’s other curriculum based programming by visiting our Education page.
We rely on contributions, monthly or one-time gifts, to help MONOVA safeguard and expand our community’s archival and museum collections, build learning experiences and inspire future generations.
Donations are accepted through the Friends of the North Vancouver Museum & Archives Society, Registered Charity No. 89031 1772 RR0001.
We respectfully acknowledge that MONOVA: Museum and Archives of North Vancouver is located on the traditional lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, whose ancestors have lived here for countless generations. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work and learn with them on unceded Coast Salish Territory.