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By: Sara Karn

 

This spring and summer, the Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen’s University is once again offering opportunities for students in grades 7-12 to experience university life. An exciting, new history course explores the local history of Kingston by visiting historic sites, monuments, and museums that will encourage students to think critically about Canada’s past. The course will consider a range of topics, such as war and society, commemoration, crime and incarceration, Indigenous peoples, and popular culture. Students will have hands-on opportunities to examine primary sources, create their own artifacts, and debate controversial topics of today. In this experiential learning course students will “travel through time” to learn more about the past, present, and future of the Limestone City!

REGISTRATION DETAILS

 

There are two different programs that will offer the course “Travelling Through Time in the Limestone City” in spring and summer 2020:

 

 Seven Eight Enrichment Days (SEEDS)

 

  • Grades 7 & 8

  • Two separate weeks offered in May 2020

  • 15 hours of classroom instruction over 3 days

  • Residence and commuter options are available

  • Financial aid and awards are available – click here for more details. Discounts for Queen’s staff, faculty, and alumni.

  • Register by Friday March 27th, 2020

  • Visit the website: https://esu.queensu.ca/programs/seeds/

  

Summer Enrichment Experience at Queens (SEEQ)

 

  • Grades 8-12

  • One week offered in August 2020

  • 20 hours of classroom instruction over 5 days

  • Residence and commuter options are available

  • Financial aid and awards are available - click here for more details. Discounts for Queen’s staff, faculty, and alumni.

  • Register by Friday July 31st, 2020

  • Visit the website: https://esu.queensu.ca/programs/seeq/

  

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

 Sara Karn is a PhD student in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University and is currently researching history education and experiential learning. She is also an elementary and secondary teacher in Ontario. Sara’s experience leading student study tours in Europe for the Vimy Foundation inspired her to create this experiential learning course to engage students in learning about local history. You can follow her on Twitter @sara_karn and contact her by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..