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BOOK NOW FOR THE 2016 / 2017 SCHOOL YEAR & SAVE!!!
SOCIAL STUDIES & DANCE CURRICULUM
• ON-SITE • CURRICULUM BASED • INTERACTIVE
• HANDS ON • COST EFFECTIVE

 

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Grade 4 Curriculum

Early Societies Battle-Ready Game Show: 2 instructors – half day – 3 hours long
An interactive multimedia experience where students are immersed in the curriculum. This programme acts as a highlight reel of the curriculum, featuring a broad range of question types, and an amazing array of tactile & physical activities including an optional archery demonstration. This workshop culminates with a historical martial arts reenactment.

Early Societies Compare & Contrast: 2 instructors – half day – 3 hours long
Teachers select two early societies and have them explored thoroughly through hands-on elements as well as multimedia components and physical activities. This workshop culminates with a historical martial arts reenactment.

Early Societies Festival: 2 to 4 instructors – full day
This full-day event allows teachers to select 4 workshops from our impressive list of amazing sessions. The event is customized to your school’s time schedule and culminates with a reenactment of the Tournament featuring elements of the day’s events as well as warriors doing battle! This programme can be customized to include grade 5 and/or grade 6 students and their curriculum.

NEW for your 2016/17 School Year! 2 instructors
Hands-On History

The Hands-On History programme is a tactile, experience based presentation that highlights the 4500-year grade 4 Early Societies curriculum. It utilizes hands-on elements as well as physical activities and artifact exploration to give a wonderful understanding of this complex and diverse curriculum. We cover the most exciting and impactful elements of each of the Early Societies to provide a memorable workshop experience.

This session also includes two archery demonstrations where a group of students are selected to try either a short bow or crossbow while under strict supervision. This is available at no extra cost. For teachers interested in a full-class archery experience, please check out our full-day Festival programme. If you would prefer us to conduct this portion as a demonstration, please let us know. We can have the teachers take part in this component as well or instead, should you feel it not suitable for your group of students.

Please be aware, this workshop does not delve into every topic heading of the curriculum as thoroughly as our Battle-Ready Game Show or Compare & Contrast workshops do. This workshop is geared towards groups that struggle to sit for even short periods of time and need hands-on high energy activities.

 

Grade 5 Curriculum

First Nations Game Show: 2 instructors – half day – 3 hours long
An interactive multimedia experience where students are immersed in the curriculum. This programme features a broad range of question types, a great deal of tactile and physical activities including an archery component. An optional historical martial arts component is included.

Festival: 2 to 4 instructors – full day
This full-day event allows teachers to select 4 workshops from our impressive list of amazing sessions. The event is customized to your school’s time schedule and culminates with a reenactment of the Tournament featuring elements of the day’s events as well as warriors doing battle! This programme can be customized to include grade 4 and/or grade 6 students and their curriculum.

Grade 6 Curriculum

Battle-Ready Game Show: 2 instructors – half day – 3 hours long
An interactive multimedia experience where students are immersed in the curriculum. This programme features a broad range of question types, a great deal of tactile and physical activities including an optional archery demonstration. This workshop culminates with a historical martial arts reenactment.

Festival: 2 to 4 instructors – full day
This full-day event allows teachers to select 4 workshops from our impressive list of amazing sessions. The event is customized to your school’s time schedule and culminates with a reenactment of the Tournament featuring elements of the day’s events as well as warriors doing battle! This programme can be customized to include grade 4 and/or grade 5 students and their curriculum.

Dance Curriculum
With dance now being separate from the Phys. ed. curriculum we are now offering both half and full day dance experiences. Including an array of different historical dance styles including Irish, First Nations, Highland, Medieval, Bavarian and Japanese students will get a wonderful opportunity to not only learn a variety of styles of dance but also learn their cultural and historical significance.

Sept. to Dec. Jan. & Feb. March to June
Half Day Programmes $400.00 $400.00 $400.00
Full Day Festival $800.00 $1,250.00 $1,500.00
Dance Half day – $300 / Full day – $600 Half day – $350 / Full day – $700 Half day – $500 / Full day – $1000

 

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STAGE COMBAT WORKSHOPS
Armed & Unarmed On-Site

 

Stage combat is an art. Done well and it adds to the production value and aids the storytelling and character development. Done poorly and you have an eyesore and potential danger. This is why the skilled instructors of the Knights in the Classroom now offer stage combat workshops to allow students to learn from professionals the correct way to choreograph and produce top quality fight scenes.

Through their teachings, students will learn how to properly throw a variety of punches, kicks, knees and slaps as well as how to properly fall. They will be taught to make them look believable whether it be on film or live on stage and to do so safely and effectively.
Once students have thoroughly explored hand-to-hand combat, armed combat can be taught. It may require more than one session, but the Knights in the Classroom offer sword combat instruction as well.

To ensure the safety of those taking part, simple stage blades will be utilized which should pose no threat to the participants.
Workshops are 70 minutes in length as this is the average high school period, please let us know if you have a different schedule.
During all workshops, safety is the #1 priority.  No foolish behavior will be tolerated.
Further instruction is available including other weapons and specific production-related sessions. Please inquire for a customized quote.
We are now pleased to offer time-of-year pricing offering discounts for bookings during the first semester.

Pricing:
September to December – $300 + HST
January to June – $400 + HST
Multiple bookings will receive a discount 
* Travel fee may apply depending on location

 

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WORLD HISTORY WORKSHOPS

• On-Site • Multimedia & Interactive
• Cost Effective

 

Our programmes are conducted by trained professionals, with more than 15 years of working in an educational setting and all programmes were created with the assistance of a professional educator with more than 30 years of classroom experience. All of the workshops are customized to fit your time schedule.

Battle-Ready
Students are given the chance to see a battle reenactment live and up close. Our fighters will be armed in historically accurate reproduction armour and do battle utilizing a variety of reproduction (none are sharp) weapons such as spear, arming sword, longsword, shield, halberd and more. Our fighters will apply historical martial arts techniques learned by studying the actual manuscripts from the time period for a very authentic experience. Following the battle students and staff are given the opportunity to learn all about the equipment including its care, what it takes to do battle as well as the physical requirements of existing in ancient times. Archery
This workshop begins with the history of the sport as well as a detailed safety guide. We will showcase several different types of bows as well as supply all the equipment needed for students and teachers to try the art itself. A minimum amount of space is required, but, weather permitting, outdoors is also an also option for this session. This session is conducted by instructors with extensive experience and championship pedigree.

Fencing 101
Conducted by a world-class fencer, this workshop will allow students and willing teachers the opportunity to actually sword fight. The session begins with a multimedia presentation on the sport itself, detailing it’s history and connection to today, followed by a detailed run-down of the equipment we will be providing for use. Then students will be taught the basics and run a few fencing drills with the possibility of even getting to a duel.

 

History of the English Language:  from Old-English to Texting 
This workshop covers the evolution of the English language from its earliest records in Anglo-Saxon England to the digital age. Through an examination of the history of English, students will come to understand the complex interactions of the various languages and cultures that comprise our modern English lexicon.

Topics include:
Old-English and the Anglo-Saxons, Latin, and the language of the Church, Old Norse, and the Vikings,
Old French and the Norman invasions, The Renaissance -Greek and Latin loanwords. Colonization and English – A world of words Science and Technology – Words of innovation Including readings from, Beowulf, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Shakespeare, and Twitter Tweets.
We are now pleased to offer time-of-year pricing offering discounts for bookings during the first semester.

Pricing:
September to December – $300 + HST
January to June – $400 + HST
Multiple bookings will receive a discount.
* Travel fee may apply depending on location.

 

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Holland Landing, Ontario
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London, Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Oshawa, Pickering, Ottawa, Kingston, York Region, Newmarket, Bradford, Markham, Richmond Hill, Stouffville, Vaughan, Maple, East Gwillimbury, Oakville, Brampton, Caledon, Windsor, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Barrie, Innisfil, Alliston, Collingwood, Penetanguishine, Sudbury, North Bay, Etobicoke, London, Brantford, St. Catherines, Fort Erie, Niagara, Sarnia, Owen Sound, Elmira, Peterborough, Georgina, Lindsay, Orillia, Sault Ste. Marie, Parry Sound, Anywhere
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Ontario
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Here is what people are saying about the Knights in the Classroom:

"I have long searched for an educational and entertaining experience for my students as a culmination to our unit on Medieval Times.  We booked Knights in the Classroom to visit our classroom and we were blown away by the presentation they provided!  They were incredibly professional and accommodated our small school environment and tailored a fascinating program to suit our class.  The presentation was on curriculum and managed the near impossible feat of keeping a group of students ranging from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 positively enthralled and engaged for over 3 hours! Incredible!  Their commitment to safety and ensuring that the program was informative, factual and engaging ensured an event our students, faculty and parents are still talking about today!  A big thank you to Sir Matthew and Sir Dwayne for a remarkable experience!  We will be booking again!"
Kathy McTavish, Principal, KinderKollege Primary School, Brampton

"My students were actively engaged throughout the program, and felt so at ease in responding to questions...even though we have not yet begun our study of early societies!"
Stephen Milak, Queensville P.S.

"Knights in the Classroom workshops are very interesting, interactive and exciting for both the children and the adults. We have booked a workshop 3 years in a row and are looking forward to their new and improved workshops next year. Thank you for always updating your material and covering our curriculum."
Mrs. Bnaity, Parkfield J.S.

"Sir Mathew gives an outstanding workshop. His knowledge of the medieval period covered in the curriculum, is truly amazing."
Tonnie Howard, Byng Public School

"The Knights in the Classroom brought the curriculum to life for our students. They enjoyed the interactive workshops and spoke about the experience for weeks following our festival."
Anonymous Teacher Feedback Survey Response

"Avoiding a hefty bus fee to Medieval Times was our initial decision to have Knights in the Classroom. The full day experience allows a much more personal interaction with students. The variety of activities gives you a good opportunity to choose workshops based on the type of classroom you have. Being a French Immersion school, it was nice to have a bilingual representative who spoke French. I would definitely have the company come and visit again! Merci gros!"
Chantal Shingler, Julie Payette Public School

"This show was perfect for our Grade 4 classes! They were excited in the days leading up to the performance, and had nothing but great things to say after!"
Shauna Tiedeman, Cookstown Central Public School

"The Knights in the Classroom Battle-Ready workshop was a wonderful experience. It provided students with a sense of authenticity which otherwise they would not have experienced. They loved being able to act as squires to help dress the knights, and thoroughly enjoyed the battle re-enactments. The game show was a great review of all of the things that our students learned throughout the unit. It also covered a lot of new information, which students have since applied in subsequent assessments. I would recommend to book this workshop at the end of a Social Studies unit, as it covers a lot of information, and could be overwhelming as an introductory activity. I would definitely recommend this to any teacher. It was a fantastic experience, so much so that the students still talk about it as their favourite part of Grade 4. Huzzah!!!"
Marta Jackson, Birchbank Public School

"Matt Lawrence's expertise in the Medieval era added tremendously to our overall educational experience. His knowledge and sense of humour allowed us to get a real feel for this period. The artifacts he brought were well presented and gave the children a very visual and hands on experience. Well done!"
Yvette Lacroix, St. Ann's Catholic School

"Knights in the classroom is a fun and engaging programme that gets students excited about Medieval Times. Matthew is an extremely knowledgeable instructor who is also patient and organized. The structure of the programme allowed all students to participate and gave everyone a fair chance to play. Our school will definitely be booking Knights in the Classroom next year! Thanks for a great workshop, Matthew!"
Michelle Outmezguine, Beverly Acres P.S.

"Thank You Matt! You are very knowledgeable and you do an excellent job with handling this age group, keeping them interactive with your visual presentation. Thank you."
R. Finn, St. Anthony Daniel C.S.

"YOU TWO ARE WHAT PEOPLE CALL E-P-I-C, A-W-E-S-O-M-E, A-N-D T-E-R-R-I-F-F-I-C!"
Elina Kim, Student, Brownridge P.S.

"A very knowledgable, fun and interactive presentation that has the students engaged throughout. A great addition to your Early Societies unit!"
Anonymous Teacher Feedback Survey Response

"I was very happy with the out come of the presentation. The weapons and materials brought in for the presentation were a real hit."
Darcie Jarvis, Sharon P.S.

"Knights in the Classroom provides the students with "hands on" experience by being able to see first hand real life armour and swords."
Beth Lattimore, St. Victor Catholic School

"The students enjoyed your visit very much, they were still going on about it on Friday.  It was a great presentation and very well done, thank you, they really loved it. "
Tiziane Carabott, St. Benedict C.S.

"I just had Knights in the Classroom today & I thought it was awesome how you battled with all that armour, and the real swords. But I also thought the medieval soap was a bit disgusting. But over all I thought that was an awesome presentation! Thanks for coming to our school!"
Jenna Millares, Student, St. Edmond Campion C.S.

"They were fun, awesome and very familiar with medieval times. I want them to come to our school again."
John Mayer, Tecumseth-Beeton P.S.

"We had a fantastic experience. Our students were very engaged. We appreciated the educational package at the end as well. The knight are very knowledgeable and friendly too."
Camille Prince Shaw, Village Union P.S.

"THAT PRESENTATION WAS AWESOME!!!"
Gavin, student, St. Denis Catholic School

"You guys are so amazing and awesome!"
Ayush Bhardwaj, student, Birchbank P.S.

"Very knowledgeable staff."
Carole Lehoux, St. Agatha Catholic School

"Presenters were engaging and humourous. The battle reenactment was very realistic and entertaining and the students were really into it."
Anonymous Feedback Survey Response

"I liked that they explained and showed everything (e.g., how they did stuff back then and what they would wear and use). I also liked it because they taught us about different parts of swords and other things that we didn't know before."
Anonymous Feedback Survey Response

"I like it when they showed the swords fight so we actually know what it looked like, and so we have a clear example of what it's about."
Anonymous Feedback Survey Response

"This was our second year seeing the presentation, and it was even better than last year! I highly recommend it!"
Shauna Tiedeman, Cookstown Central Public School