How to use this website
If you have access to the ORION Network, please click the orange box on the right: ”The Shaw Project” to enter the protected site. Once you are in the protected site, go to the blue menu bar at the top, and click “The Shaw Project”.
If you do not have access to the ORION network, please click “The ORION-Shaw project” article above, and you will find instructions on how to join the ORION network. Without joining the ORION network, you can still have limited access to the website by going to the blue menu bar above, and clicking “The Shaw Project” followed by “Content of the Shaw Project.” However, the protected site on ORION offers much more information and classroom resources. So please make an effort to join the network.
George Bernard Shaw in the digital age – schools rediscover literary icon
Photo of Bernard Shaw taken by Elliott and Fry at 1910. We would like to thank Professor Stanley Weintraub for this photo.
TORONTO – In the first digital learning collaboration of its kind, students and teachers throughout Ontario and across
Canada will soon enjoy exclusive access to newly digitized and interactive resources on George Bernard Shaw and his works.
The ORION-Shaw Project, part of York University’s new Sagittarius initiative, is partnering with the Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION), to produce and share newly digitized resources on two Shaw Festival 2009 season plays: The Devil’s Disciple and In Good King Charles’s Golden Days.
Students and teachers will be
BACKGROUNDER: The ORION-Shaw Project
George Bernard Shaw is one of the most celebrated writers and dramatists of the 20th century. The annual Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of Canada’s most popular cultural attractions, and the works presented are an invaluable teaching and learning resource for Ontario schools.
The ORION-Shaw Project is a pilot project of the new Sagittarius initiative of York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies to digitize teaching and learning literary resources for use by Canadian high schools.
Study guides for teachers have been developed and targeted to Grades 9 through 12 for In Good King Charles’s Golden Days and Grades 7 to 12 for The Devil’s Disciple. The subject areas targeted include drama, dance, English and history for King Charles, and music, drama, dance, English, social studies and history for The Devil’s Disciple. The curriculum expectations are covered with the pre- and post-show activities listed in the study guides.
Full length bronze statuette of Shaw by Kathleen Scott, Lady Kennet, (1878-1947) widow of Scott of Antarctic fame. Photo provided by Evelyn Ellis, Membership Secretary for the Shaw Society of England
“York is very excited by the prospects of continuing our relations with the ORION Literature Digitizing Project. This project is critical to furthering our knowledge, understanding and preservation of playwright George Bernard Shaw and the African Canadian literature of Herb Carnegie, Cheryl Foggo, Karen Shadd-Evelyn and Carol Talbot.”
- Professor Barbara Crow, Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University
”York researchers collaborate with community partners – policy-makers, industry and other