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Graffiti & Kensington Combo Tour

Combine a full Graffiti Tour with one of our Kensington Scavenger Hunts

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Duration

4 hours, with a 45 min lunch break in middle

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Grade

4-8

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Group Size

up to 150

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Price

$22/student + HST

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Languages

Tours offered in English & French

Tour Info

Combine a full Graffiti Tour with one of our Kensington Scavenger Hunts.

  • Take the full graffiti tour, examining street art production and its ties to social justice issues
  • 45-minute Lunch Break in Kensington Market
  • End with either the Cultural Diversity Scavenger Hunt, or the Budget Challenge Hunt — your choice!*

Available in English & French.

*Note: Our Scavenger hunts are facilitated by your guide, but the students will undertake them by themselves in small groups. (We deliberately designed them this way to promote student-led learning). Please bring enough adults to supervise the groups.

Curriculum Connections

Graffiti & Social Justice

The Arts – Visual Arts: students explore the elements and principles of design, develop skills and techniques in creating visual art, and learn about Canadian and international artists.

Social Studies – Citizenship and Identity: students explore their own identity and the identities of others in their community and in Canada.

English – Oral Communication: students develop their oral communication skills through a variety of activities, such as storytelling, role-playing, and group presentations.

English – Media Studies: students begin to develop their media literacy skills by analyzing and creating media texts.

 

Kensington Market Scavenger Hunt

Social Studies:

· Cultural Diversity and Indigenous Peoples: Grades 4-8

· Canada’s Interactions with the Global Community: Grades 4-8

· Canada’s Communities Past and Present: Grades 4-6

· Canada’s Government and Citizenship: Grades 5-8

Mathematics:

· Financial Literacy: Grades 4-8

Language:

· Oral Communication: Grades 4-8

· Reading and Viewing: Grades 4-8

· Writing: Grades 4-8

Critical Thinking:

· Inquiry and Problem Solving: Grades 4-8

How to Prepare your class, and what to bring on the day of the tour

When teachers book a tour for their class they will receive an information package that will:
-> outline any in-class preparation activities to be done prior to the tour
-> list materials & items that students should bring on the day of the tour

Testimonials

“The Art Walk was amazing; my grade 6 students got to walk, climb, draw and photograph Toronto. I look forward to taking this field trip every year.”

–Andrea C, Grade 7 Teacher, Toronto District Catholic School Board

“Our students enjoyed all aspects of the walk, but if I had to pick a favourite, it would be the reporter-on-the-street activity. We were amazed how they took to it and the courage they demonstrated in approaching the public. The follow up assignments were excellent also. We had them complete the news article as individuals and the advertising assignment in their groups. The rubrics were also well thought out.”

–Alison D, Grade 8 Teacher, Bloordale MS, Etobicoke, ON