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Grade 7-12: Language Arts and History

NEW: Museum Collections: Investigating Artifacts
(Social Studies, Fine Arts)

Imagine travelling the world collecting artifacts for a museum? When Eric Harvie, founder of Glenbow Museum, sent his collectors out to travel the world - this was their job! Investigate artifacts from continents such as: Africa, India and South America - put yourself in the shoes of these adventure seekers, discover why these exotic artifacts are important to these cultures and why the museum would want to preserve them.

Grades 7 - 12
1 hour and 30 minutes
At Glenbow $120

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NEW: Do You See What I'm Saying?
(Language Arts)


Confident writers emerge when children build their sensory awareness of the people, places and things around them. They learn to interpret the world by what they see, hear, smell, taste and feel; these perceptions have the potential to become the fabric of their stories. In this program, students will use art and artifacts within the museum as inspirational 'jumping off' points to aid their creative story writing, all while opening their sensory imaginations and discovering a process of deeper questioning.

Grades 7 - 12
1 hour and 30 minutes
At Glenbow $120

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NEW: Canadian Expansion: The CPR and Asian Cultures,
Diversifying the West
(Social Studies)

How have Asian communities throughout Alberta and Western Canada impacted this great nation? Imagine the stories these immigrants must have of their travels, settlement and new life in Canada. Students will
discover the accounts of several Asian immigrants, the communities they've helped build and, in turn, how their cultures have become part of Canada's cultural mosaic.

Grade 7
1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $120

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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 7 - 12
1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $120
*Tour route dependent upon gallery bookings

New!
Japan: From Samurai to Cyberspace!
(Social Studies, Art)

Artifacts from the Glenbow's collections reveal the tumultuous era of Japan's transition from the Edo Period of samurai and geisha to a modern nation of global cultural, technological and economic influence. Students will study art and artifacts as they explore the benefits and challenges of open and closed societies.

Japan: From Samurai to Cyberspace [PDF 615K]

Grades 8, 10-12
1 hour 45 minutes
At Glenbow $120

What is it? Looking at Objects
(Language Arts, Social Studies)
What 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. This program will transform students 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 by sketching and labeling.

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

Grades 7 - 9
1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $120
At School $200

The Curating Game: Making Connections with Artifacts & 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.

Grades 7 - 9
1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $120

 

 

Landers and Builders:  Exploring the Impact of Cultural Contact (Social Studies)

How does contact change the way a community functions? What does a society lose or gain as a result of contact with another culture? What must happen for this contact to be seen as successful? Are the decisions made biased or unbiased? Through exploration of artifacts along with group discussion and debate, investigate the effects of cultural contact, its impact on the people, the places they live and how this effect can be seen long term.

Landers and Builders: Exploring the Impact of Cultural Contact
[PDF 585K]

Grades 7 - 11
1 hour and 45 min
At Glenbow $120
At School $200

Reading the Symbols

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 7
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.

Grades 7 - 12
1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $120
At School $200

Keeping Our Culture: Issues of Contact from the Blackfoot Perspective
(Social Studies)

What lead to the signing of Treaty 7? What was the relationship between the Blackfoot and Europeans? This program begins with a look at traditional Blackfoot society prior to colonization, examines the signing of Treaty 7, what it meant for the Blackfoot peoples and how it affected the lives of the next generations. Work with a Blackfoot educator to discuss the often differing worldviews of the Blackfoot and Europeans, the impact of Blackfoot trade with other Native groups and the impact of trade with European fur traders on the Blackfoot.

Grades 7-12
1 hour and 45 min
At Glenbow $120

The Big Picture: Alberta's People and Confederation
(Social Studies)

How has immigration shaped the past and present of Canada? Who came here and why? How did the immigrant experience differ for groups of people? In this program, students will explore artifacts and archival documents to discover Canada’s forging of the confederation and its immigration policy. Join us for a walk through Alberta’s history, exploring the challenges faced by the early newcomers and the roles they played in making Canada the wonderfully diverse and multicultural nation it is today.

The Big Picture: Alberta's People and Confederation [PDF 546K]

Grade 7
1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $120

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