This project was funded in part by the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation
Contemporary art can sometimes be puzzling.
This education module gives teachers and students various questioning strategies around looking critically and understanding contemporary art.
This educator's package presents the traditional way of life of the Coast Salish people. The information encourages students to examine artifacts from the Glenbow Museum's collection and connects them to other cultures, communities and environments from within Canada.
For each package our team of curators and educators have selected additional artworks and artifacts from our online collection database that can be used in conjunction with the teacher's guide and lesson plan. You can access all of the objects that were selected for this package by clicking here.
Included in this guide are:
- Information on the Art Collections including high-resolution photographs, online and print readings and resources.
- Lesson plans including discussions for looking at primary sources, curriculum connections and lesson plans for a variety of ages and abilities.
- Detailed listing of vocabulary and concepts.
- Suggested sources for further research and other information.
Table of contents
- History of Glenbow Museum
- Program purpose
- Educational guide purpose
- Educational Module [677 K]
- Lesson Plan
Recommended grades: 3-12
Contemporary Art and Ideas:
Sharing Viewpoints [1.3 M]
- Acknowledgements [252 K]
- Readings and Resources [225 K]
- Full teaching package
Download the full package [1.2 M]
- Contributors [458 K]