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World Garments

What do medieval knights and hockey players have in common? How many kilometres of silk can a silkworm spin? What would you look like in an ancient Egyptian dress? Answer these and other fascinating questions using a variety of objects and activities, as you explore the nature of clothing and accessories from around the world.

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World Ceramics

Prehistoric people were the first to form clay into pots, and today ceramic products zoom through outer space. Look at cultures from around the world as students consider the creation, design and function of clay objects.

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South Asia: 5,000 Years of Culture

South Asia is a region that includes India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Afghanistan, and The Maldives. This object-based, interactive EduKit explores the ancient Indus Valley civilization, images of gods and goddesses, the architecture of the Taj Mahal, cotton-dyeing techniques and more. Students learn how to read visual symbols, understand Asian religions, ask questions, generate ideas, and how to recognize traditional art forms that are still around in our everyday environments.

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Snakes

Students test their knowledge of snakes by answering a playful true/false quiz. Accompanying activity sheets further explore snake anatomy, evolution, movement, and defense mechanisms.

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Medieval Europe

Words of wisdom to young knights-in-training are only some of the many fascinating things your students will discover while learning about Medieval Europe. The church's role in society, castles and other homes, the feudal system, and medieval heroes and legends are other topics discussed in this light-hearted yet informative EduKit.

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Mammals of Ontario

Founded on the concept of biodiversity, Mammals of Ontario explores several aspects of Ontario mammals. Students are introduced to a variety of mammals that live in this province. They will learn about the physical and behavioural adaptations to their living environments and how these adaptations help create the biodiversity that enriches our lives. Students are encouraged to think about biodiversity and mammal biology from a scientific point of view. Activities are designed to help students develop their skills in observation, analysis and interpretation.

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Living in Medieval Europe

What was life really like in Medieval Europe? Secondary students explore this question using maps, authentic objects, quality replicas and period raw materials. Engaging text, and activities cover a range of topics including the manorial system, guilds, architecture, technology, trade and banking, and the Black Death - all with a focus on causality in history and its impact on societies today. Along the way they'll discover the Medieval period was not really dark and barbaric, but rather a dynamic time of change and innovation.

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