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

For more information and for bookings: learn@pier21.ca or halifaxtheatreforyoungpeople@gmail.com