Education

We have created school programs that are geared towards the curriculum required for each grade. 

Our grade 1-3 program “Looking Back – Camrose in the Past”

Curriculum Fit – Social Studies

Social Studies 1.2 Moving Forward with the Past: My Family, My History and My Community

Social Studies 2.1 Canada’s Dynamic Communities

Social Studies 2.2 A Community in the Past

Social Studies 3.S.2 Develop Skills of Historical Thinking

This program is full of hands-on activities, stories and photographs of life in Camrose pre-1910. Join interpreters in old-fashioned laundry washing, ride on an antique vehicle, historic baking of cookies, scavenger hunt, and puppet making with show.

Program duration: 2 hours with 30 minutes for lunch (if lunch requested)

Time of Year: May and June

Our grade 4-6 program “Alberta and Aboriginal Peoples”

Curriculum Fit – Social Studies / Science

Social Studies General Outcomes 4.1 – Alberta: A Sense of the Land

Social Studies General Outcomes 4.2 – The Stories, Histories and Peoples of Alberta

Social Studies General Outcomes 4.3 – Alberta: Celebrations and Challenges

Social Studies General Outcomes 5.2 – Histories and Stories of Ways of Life in Canada

Science Topic 6D – Evidence and Investigation

This program is full of hands-on activities with artifacts relating to Aboriginals and the Fur Trade, stories of life before and during European contact, and historical Aboriginal games.

Program duration: 4 hours with 30 minutes for lunch

Time of Year: May and June

Our grade 7-9 program “Aboriginal Peoples: pre-contact to present day”

Curriculum Fit – Social Studies / Language Arts

Social Studies General Outcome 7.1 – Towards Confederation

Social Studies General Outcome 7.2 – Following Confederation: Canadian Expansions

Language Arts General Outcome 2 (gr 7) – Comprehend and Respond Critically; General Outcome 4 – Clarity and Artistry of Communication; General Outcome 5 – Respect and Collaborate

Social Studies Topic 9C – Canada: Responding to Change

This program is full of hands-on discussion on traditions, values and beliefs from pre-contact to present day, discussions regarding treaties, policies, the Indian Act, the impact on Aboriginals as well as contemporary issues.

Program duration: 4 hours with 30 minutes for lunch

Time of Year: May and June

Our grade 10-12 program “Aboriginal Peoples from European contact to today”

Curriculum Fit – Social Studies

Social Studies 10.1 – Perspectives on Globalization;

10.2 – Living in a Globalizing World;

20B – Interdependence in the Global Environment, Topic

30A – Political and Economic Systems

This program is full of hands-on discussions regarding treaties, policies, the Indian Act, the impact on Aboriginals as well as contemporary issues.

Program duration: 4 hours with 30 minutes for lunch

Time of Year: May and June

Field Trip Q and A’s

  1. How and when can I book my class?

Your reservation must be made at least one week in advance.  Booking and information: Telephone: 780-672-3298, Email: . 

  1. How much will my school group pay?

The fee per student is $4.00.  Lunch fees are $5.00 per student.

  1. How many chaperones can I bring?

We require: Pre-school and Kindergarten – 1 adult for every 4 students + teacher(s); Grades 1,2,3 – 1 adult for every 5 students + teachers(s); Grades 4,5,6 – 1 adult for every 8 students + teacher(s); Grades 7-12 – 1 adult for every 10 students + teacher(s)

  1. How do I pay?

Program fees must be paid upon arrival.  The Museum accepts: cash or cheques (payable to Camrose & District Museum Society).  Schools will not be invoiced.

  1. When do I arrive for my school program?

Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before your program begins.  Also allow 10-15 minutes at the end of the program in order to organize your class before departure.

  1. What should we bring?

NAME TAGS. Interpreters enjoy being able to address students by name.

  1. What if I need to cancel my booking?

Please notify the Museum Office: Telephone (780) 672-3298, Email: . 

  1. How do we get to the Museum and where can we park our bus?

4522-53 Street Camrose, Alberta (across from St. Mary’s hospital)

Bus parking is available on the grassy area on the north side of the Museum office.

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