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There are thousands of organizations and individuals in Canada who present live performing arts events. They are part of a dynamic, nation-wide performing arts ecosystem. Whether Canadians live in small rural communities or in large cities, they attend performances at arts festivals, in theatres, concert halls and community spaces. Moreover, they recognize the deeper value of the presentation of performing arts on individual, community and societal levels.

Featured lesson plan: Commemorative Canadian Currency

In this lesson, students will become familiar with the Royal Canadian Mint and think critically about Canadian currency and global currency. They will investigate the role and history of the Mint though the Canadian Mint website in the form of an electronic scavenger hunt and class discussion. Students will then investigate the images on Canada’s current coins and bills. They will concentrate on finding the significance or importance of the current images and how they relate to Canada. Finally, they will use their research to make some informed suggestions for the design of new commemorative Canadian currency.