A Field Trip In Your Classroom
The Ohen:ton Karihwatehkwen (words before all else) is one of the central teachings of the Rotinonshonni people. It is a powerful means by which to pay respect and gratitude to all living things in the natural world, and reminds us of our responsibility and duty to live in harmony with each other and all of creation.
Students will learn and understand, through the Ohen:ton Karihwatehkwen, ways to preserve and sustain the earth. They step inside and explore these teachings through drama, storytelling, dance, drumming and the visual arts. This half-day program is designed to inspire, inform and celebrate Canada’s First Nations’ culture.
Professional artists and art educators work directly with students and teachers inside the classroom. The program gives support to the new Ontario curriculum by using an innovative arts and inquiry-based approach to the study of Canada’s history and cultural diversity.