Heritage Fairs . . .
- are for all students;
- may be undertaken by an entire school, a class, in small groups, or individually;
- may take place in the classroom, in the community or in another setting;
- can happen anytime during the school year.
Heritage Fairs . . .
The New Brunswick Heritage Fairs Program is a provincial initiative of Heritage Branch in the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture. Support is also provided from New Brunswick’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the New Brunswick Museum, New Brunswick`s Department of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Council of Archives New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, the New Brunswick Federation of Labour, New Brunswick’s Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat, and the University of New Brunswick (Faculty of Education). National support is provided by Canada’s National Historical Society and Canadian Heritage.
Heritage Fairs are an opportunity to include your entire school in an educational, dynamic and exciting event! By participating in the program, teachers from all departments (social studies, history, language arts, core language and immersion, science and technology, math, sports and recreation, multi-media, art, music, enrichment etc.) encourage their students to learn more about their community while developing and expressing their creative talents. By putting together an interdisciplinary program in your school, your students will be proud to participate in your school's own unique Heritage Fair.
Help us give the opportunity to more and more students to participate in a Heritage Fair. This starts by holding a fair in your school (ideally during Heritage Week in February), and then joining the Regional Heritage Fair in your district in May.
Start right now ! Projects can be undertaken anytime during the months leading up to your school fair in February or Regional Heritage Fair in May. The research, creation and presentation can be integrated into wherever it fits a particular teaching unit - whether social studies, history, language arts, core language and immersion, science and technology, multi-media, math, sports and recreation, art, music, enrichment
Heritage Fair projects may include (but are not limited to): Models; Caricatures; Posters; Collections; Maps; Demonstrations; Crafts; Artistic Displays; Short Stories and Heritage Journal Writing; Poetry; Theatrical Scripts; Debates and Public Speaking; Dramatic Productions; Music; Dance; Computer Presentations; Video "Heritage Minutes" Productions; Oral Interviews; Photography Exhibits… the possibilities are endless !
Heritage Fairs help students to foster, develop, and celebrate higher order thinking skills; research; creativity; writing; problem solving; exchange; experimentation; innovation; invention; perseverance; artistic and kinaesthetic expression...
Heritage Fairs help students to believe in themselves and others!
Become involved by returning the Participation Response to Heritage Branch by December 1.