WITH COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ON OUTSIDE VISITORS TO SCHOOL SITES, WE HAVE MOVED OUR PRESENTATION TO A GOOGLE SLIDE FORMAT FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR.
Although we cannot visit in person, we have expanded our 'in person' slide presentation to include voiceovers, videos, and additional photos to create a virtual classroom visit... almost as though we are right there with you for a WHOLE DAY! The information presented is suitable for primary up to high school and will assist teachers in meeting curriculum outcome requirements related to Nova Scotia's Gaelic culture.
During viewing, students will be given the opportunity to...
learn some Gaelic phrases
view videos of weaving, fiddling, dancing, and milling cloth
learn a milling song
dance a few steps
see how a great kilt is worn
listen to fiddle tunes
hear a story told in Gaelic
Write us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Contact page any time up to 12 hours before it is needed and, on your chosen date, a Google slide deck "Gaelic Culture in Nova Scotia" will be emailed for classroom use during school hours...
For the $30 fee per classroom teacher/email address, 5 hours of access is given to the presentation, allowing for viewing to take place throughout the day, replaying videos, pausing for discussions, and so on. When we send the presentation link, we will provide an invoice with our business number to enable you to either etransfer or mail payment and activity/colouring pages to copy and use with the class. Upon completion of viewing, teachers and students are also welcome to email Abby and Ella with follow-up questions or comments or even arrange a short Google meet!
We are hopeful this format will be able to be used in classrooms we have already visited over the years, but also in classrooms we were unable to meet with due to distance, time, or quarantining issues. We look forward to getting your feedback and hearing from students!