Plains, Trains & Immigrants (Grade 7 Social Studies)
Using an interactive game book, students will assume one of several possible identities of a newly arrived settler in 1910 Alberta. As they tour the Park they collect points that correspond to their health, wealth and survival; discovering how luck, opportunity, hard work and ethnicity combined to create the immigrant's experience.
Faith on the Frontier: Exploring a Spiritual Landscape (Grade 7 - 9 Social Studies)
This program covers four distinct groups who defined their place on the Prairies through their faith. Shared values and beliefs helped to sustain communities in a tough and demanding physical environment. It provided them with a strong connection to ancestors, homelands left behind and fellow believers.
Tears! Toil! Triumph! (Grade 7 Social Studies)
Grade 7 students and teachers will participate in the new, full-day Social Studies simulation and experience some of the incredible challenges faced by the Chinese workers who were brought over to build the Canadian Pacific Railway all while learning about personal sacrifice, backbreaking work, impenetrable terrain, railway history, intolerance and prejudicial practices.
Explorers and Ecosystems (Grade 7 Sciences)
This program examines the wetlands, as a source of water, food, and recreation for First Nations peoples, explorers and early settlers. Students will learn the interconnected aspects of our environment and be able to put them into a social and scientific context.
Paddlers and Partners (Grade 7 - 9 Social Studies)
The fur trade was more than jolly voyageurs collecting beaver pelts in their birch bark canoes. However, they were essential to this industry. Would you have what it takes to become a voyageur?
Famous Last Words (Grade 7 Social Studies)
We are going to step back in time and examine a small part of what makes Alberta so unique.
One Room School House
Let the sights and smells of the Weedon Schoolhouse carry your students back in time as you assume the role of a pioneer teacher. The One-Room Schoolhouse program offers teachers and students a chance to dress for the part and role-play a school day from a century ago.