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School Programs

The Multicultural Heritage Centre has a long history in offering quality School Programs to classes from Kindergarten to Grade 12. These programs encompass a wide variety of subjects from pioneer heritage, multiculturalism, agricultural, nature, farm and farm safety.

All programs are matched to Alberta Education’s curriculum. We take pride in being sensitive to changes in provincial curricula and adapt and create programs as required.

Programs

Pioneer Family (Soc. 1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 4.2)

In our Settler’s Cabin, students will learn what it would have been like to grow up in a family of early homesteaders, and will get a taste of what work, school, and play looked like for children over a hundred years ago.

Pioneer Field Day (Soc. 1.2, 2.2, 4.2)

This program takes place in our Settler’s Cabin, where students will learn what school was like in the time of Alberta’s early pioneers. Afterwards, the students will participate in old-fashioned field games as if they were attending a school picnic.

Cultural Mosaic (Soc. 1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 4.2)

In our Settler’s Cabin, students will explore the traditions and cultural identities of nations that have helped build Alberta and influence its culture today. The program examines the contributions of immigrants from Germany, China, Eastern Europe, and other lands, as well as Canada’s Indigenous peoples.

Harvest Celebration (Soc. 1.2, 2.2, Sci. Topic B1)

Students will learn about how the early settlers harvested and preserved food for winter, and will experience a taste of good old-fashioned community teamwork as they reenact a pioneer work bee.

What Canada Ate (Health W 1.1, W 2.1, W 3.1, W 1.5, W 2.5, W 3.5 ,W 4.5; Soc. 1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 4.2)

Students will investigate what Canadians have eaten through history. By investigating Indigenous cultures, the pre and post-war periods they will learn how changes in society influenced historical eating patterns and health.  They will help prepare and eat a historical recipe.

Green Sprouts (Sci. Topics 1E, 2E, 3E, E4)

Using games, interactive discussions, and flora and fauna specimens, students will explore the needs and interactions of the plants and animals they might find in their gardens, and ways that they can keep their gardens healthy and safe from pests.

Unraveling Art (Art Levels 1, 2 & 3, specifically 10E)

Art comes in unexpected forms! Following a tour of our Art Gallery the students will learn how artistic textiles have been created through history, and will express their own creativity through a textile masterpiece of their own creation.

Artist in Me (Art Levels 1, 2 &3)

With our own Artist in Residence students will tour the art gallery, engaging in discussion of different styles and mediums. Students then have the opportunity to express their creativity through their own artistic endeavour.

All our art programs can incorporate elements for your Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle curriculum too.

Settler’s Yuletide (Soc. 1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 4.2)

In the Settler’s Cabin, students will explore cultural holiday traditions and celebrations that have migrated to Canada from around the world.

Snowbound Farm (Sci. Topics B1, E1)

Students will participate in a cozy Christmas baking activity as they learn about preparations for seasonal change, preserving and processing the food gathered in harvest, and activities that keep farms busy during the winter.

Off-Site Programs:

School Days: Through the use of artifacts, stories, and critical thinking activities we examine the evolution of the one-room multi-grade schoolhouse to the institutions students are familiar with today.

The Complete Toolbox: Through the use of historical tools we examine the evolution of tool use in the home and industry over the last century.  Creative and critical thinking and story writing are facilitated through open-ended questions, discussions, and interaction with artifacts.

Green Sprouts: Through the use of games, discussions, and flora and fauna specimens, we foster an understanding of the needs and interactions of the plants and animals students might find in their gardens, and ways that they can keep their gardens healthy and safe from pests.

Program Information

To book a school program email us at schoolbooking@multicentre.org

Programs run at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. We can adjust the schedule slightly.

Each program runs for 90 minutes.

Best curriculum matches are indicated.

Special needs classes can be accommodated.

 

Booking Information

On-Site Programs: Cost is $8 per child.  There is a minimum charge of $100 per program. Maximum of 25 students per program.

Traveling Programs:  Cost is $150 per program for up to 30 participants.  A travel fee will be charged if venue is more than 30 minutes from the centre.

For a successful visit:

We recommend 1 adult supervisor for every 5 children

Designated teacher must remain in the class at all times

Please bring water bottle and indoor shoes

Name tags are encouraged

Cancellation Policy

Due to heavy demands for our programs, cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Extreme weather conditions are the exception.