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Where Poppies Blow

In time for Remembrance Day, Where Poppies Blow by Hannah Moscovitch, allows young people to enter into the daily life of ordinary people during the First World War in Halifax.

Gus’s older brother Eddy is away, fighting at the Front. The play unfolds over a day in Gus’s life, beginning at his home at breakfast time and moving from there to the Ladies Knitting Regiment, on to the Military Hospital and finally ending at his school, where he receives the news that his brother has died. Gus’s journey resonates on many levels. His physical journey through the day and through the town mirrors Gus’s emotional journey toward an understanding of the pain that war brings.

Pier 21 and HTYP are partnering to create a fascinating historical learning experience for students.

November 8-9     10:00 AM & 1:00 PM

November 10      10:00 AM

November 12      1:00 PM

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Suitable for Grades 3 – 6

Cost $8/ student

Where Poppies Blow relates to Social Studies and English Language Arts curriculum outcomes, including:

Social Studies

* demonstrate an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the origins, functions, and sources of power, authority, and governance

* demonstrate an understanding of culture, diversity, and world view

* demonstrate an understanding of the past and how it affects the present and future

* examine the importance of language, literature, and theatre arts as expressions of culture

English Language Arts

* speak and listen to explore, clarify, extend, and reflect on their thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences

* communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly, and to respond personally and critically

* interact with sensitivity and respect, considering the situation, audience, and purpose

* use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences,and learnings; and to use their imaginations

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Red Fish

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A Comedy About Depression

Liz and Ethan are navigating the pitfalls of being a teenager in 2016, while dealing with their own depression and anxiety. Along the way they meet the Superhero Red Fish who claims he’s only here to help them… but what happens when our innermost voice becomes our worst enemy?

Touring to schools:
October 3 – 7
November 21 – 25

Cost $500/show or $850/2 shows

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 Redfish relates to the following Healthy Living curriculum outcomes:

* distinguish between positive and negative peer influence and acquire skills for resisting/asserting oneself in negative peer influence

* examine the role of bystander in cases where a peer/friend is experiencing emotional, physical, psychological harm

* analyze their health needs in times of change and apply strategies that enhance their capacity to manage change in their lives

* identify healthy and unhealthy relationships and demonstrate assertiveness skills to communicate thoughts and feelings within primary relationships

* demonstrate positive self-identity that effectively enables them to manage their health, relationships, and interactions with the world

* recognize the warning signs of depressive disorders and the importance of seeking help for these disorders

* think critically and make informed decisions to enhance health of self, those around oneself, and within a global context

* demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills that facilitate positive relationships between themselves and the world

* critically analyze industry’s impact on body image

* recognize the impact that substance use can have on mental health issues, including depression and anxiety