Enhancing Social Studies through Youth Exchanges

Experiences Canada is a national charitable organization that promotes greater knowledge and awareness of Canada’s diversity through youth travel and reciprocal exchanges.  They provide funding to support an estimated 4500 youth each year travelling in groups of 10-30 youth with their chaperones and help to pair teachers and groups with similar ages and trip goals.

 

Teachers and group leaders can choose any reason for their exchange – developing their second language skills, exploring cultural or historical themes, engaging youth in civic issues such as the environment, human rights, immigration and diversity  Reciprocal exchanges provide youth with an authentic, experiential learning opportunity that will help them to open their minds and to see their community and their country differently while gaining confidence, learning new skills, and make friendships and memories to last a lifetime.   

 

This workshop will guide participants through the reciprocal exchange process from application to post-event opportunities, and provide detailed examples of recent exchange activities such as carnival, maple sugaring, and lumberjack events in Quebec; museum tours, visiting historical sites and the Federal Parliament in Ontario.

 

Target Audience

Middle school and High School teachers

Sessions

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Room 411

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Presenter

  • Sandrine Thabet