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Grade 2 – 3: Language Arts & History

Discovery Adventure
(Art, Social Studies)

Looking for a more open experience? Glenbow's Discovery Adventure tour could be for you! The Discovery Adventure is an educator guided general tour of the museum. A trained educator will lead you through the museum, discuss various galleries and allow your students time to encounter several of the exhibits. In order to take home their Glenbow experience, each student is gifted a sketchbook to gather information, sketches and further investigate their interests in the museum!

Grades 2 - 3
1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $120
*Tour route dependent upon gallery bookings


The Curating Game: Making Connections with Artifacts and Photographs

(Language Arts)


Become a Glenbow Museum Curator and create your own mini-exhibit based on artifacts and photographs. Students will examine artifacts and be asked to think deeply about the connections between them. Historical photographs will be provided to help students conceptualize how these artifacts may have been used and by whom. Students will use the selected items to discover how different resources can be brought together to tell a story.

Grade 3
1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $120

Inuit: The Land, the People
(Social Studies)


Where we live determines much about the kind of life we lead, both physically and spiritually. Explore Inuit culture through discussions about food, clothing, shelter, animals, beliefs and values. Using Inuit artifacts, students will investigate and come to conclusions about what these artifacts are, how they were made and what they were used for.

Inuit [PDF 935K]

Grade 2
1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $120

Niitsitapiisinni: Our Way of Life
(Social Studies)


We call ourselves Nitsitapii, although we are known as the Blackfoot speaking people. We invite you to come and experience our rich cultural traditions and view the world from a different perspective. Experience our relationship with all of Creation and hear stories that teach our children how to co-exist with the world around them. Come celebrate the Blackfoot way of life with us.

Grade 2 - 3
1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $120

Our Community Our People

Who were the individuals that helped build our first communities? Whose ideas began the creation of our unique city? Based in the Mavericks Gallery this program allows students to explore with artifact handling, photographs and true stories. Students will discover the pioneering men and women who first settled the west and began building our great city...Calgary!

Our Community Our People [PDF 529K]

Grade 2
1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $120

From Page to Knight: Becoming a Medieval Warrior

What is a knight? What is a knight's code of chivalry? Would you be prepared to leave home at the age of seven to start your life as a page? Are you rich enough? Are you brave enough? Discover the mysteries of knights and knighthood in a hands-on journey exploring the life, armour and weaponry of a mysterious and mystical time in history.

Grades 2 - 3
1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $120

Reading the Symbols
(Social Studies)


What do objects tell us about a culture's physical, psychological and spiritual needs? In this program, students will look deeply at artifacts to discover the unique worldviews of the Blackfoot people and how they coexisted with the natural world to meet these needs. This program develops the student's skills in mind-mapping, inquiry, observation and scientific investigation.

Grade 3
1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $120


What is it? Looking at Objects

(Language Arts, Social Studies)


What stories do objects tell us? What do they teach us about the cultures or people who made or owned them? Learning from objects is as important as learning through the spoken or written word. Students will transform into detectives for a hands-on investigation. Using objects relating to various Glenbow exhibits, students will flex their skills in observing, interpreting and recording information.

What is it? Looking at Objects [PDF 758K]

Grade 3
1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $120
At School $200

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130 9th Ave S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

Located in the heart of the Calgary downtown core between Stephen Avenue and the Olympic Plaza
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