Languages: English, some French songs upon request
One of the most in-demand performers in Canadian elementary schools, Michael's CANADA IS FOR KIDS show is a highly-interactive performance of songs and stories that help students and adults alike appreciate some of the many things that make this country the best place on earth to live. Michael has presented more than 5,000 of these shows across the country. He has composed and recorded songs for SESAME STREET and PBS/NOVA and is the former co-host of the CTV Children's program STORYTIME.
The way you share Canada's history through song and storytelling really captivates our future generation. Please come and visit us again soon! Chris Yuen, Principal, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Kamloops, BC
At a time when Canadians are trying to define their identity, Michael Mitchell is an excellent musical ambassador to proclaim the richness of our humanity, heritage, history and hopes as a strong nation. CBC Radio
I wish my mom could be here because it's so awesome and she'd definitely like it. I learned some things I didn't know. He makes us excited about Canada. Starleena,Grade 3
Grade Suitability: K - 6
Duration: 55 mins.
Capacity: No audience size limit. 100 maximum login participants
Tech Requirements: A Zoom connection and a means to project the live stream broadcast onto a SmartBoard or similar display.
Fee Range: $445 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
What makes Canada the best place on earth to live? Michael uses songs and stories to illustrate the beauty, wonders and 'quirky' things that define us. No two shows are completely alike because the song selections are chosen in advance in collaboration with the hosting school. This is a live stream, not a pre-recorded performance. Every song is performed live with full musical and dynamic video accompaniment. The complimentary Teaching Kit sent in advance of the show is packed with resources including 25 x mp3 song files, music and colouring books, and other useful and fun tools. Thanks to the flexibility of live streaming, you can book your show(s) months or just days in advance. Take advantage of multiple performances so that each performance can be tailored to suit specific grades, i.e.: one for primary and another for junior classes. Remote students can also login from home. $400 for first show; $300 for each additional show on the same day.