Take your students somewhere they haven't been for a while—Alberta's past
Offer your students historic experiences from an array of education programs offered at the listed provincial historic sites, interpretive centres and museums.
Below is a list of just some of the education programs, topics and curriculum alignments our heritage facilities offer. Click on the links below to get complete details on education and school programs at each facility.
All education programs are aligned with the Alberta Education curriculum.
To book a school or education program, contact the historic site or museum directly. There is contact information on each school or education program page.
Oil Sands Discovery Centre
Topics: Bug World, Science 101, Junior Geologists, Mighty Machines, Kid Chemistry, Planet Earth
Curriculum links: Environment and community awareness, creative expression, sensess and creating colour after senses, rocks and minerals, evidence and investigation
Detailed information on School Programs at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre
Topics: Funlights of Technology, Pioneer Skills, Widget Works, Electric Cars, Harvest Education, Simple Machines
Curriculum links: Social studies (Moving Forward with the Past, A Community in the Past), Science (Testing Materials and Designs, Aerodynamics)
Detailed information on School Programs at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum
Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology offers curriculum-based programming in science, social studies, mathematics, and art for students in kindergarten through grade twelve. Programs include self-guided, Science Educator-led, overnight and distance learning.
Detailed information on School Programs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum
Topics: Life in 1916 Alberta, reporters' issues of the time, Edmonton through the last century, Rutherford and his family
Curriculum links: Social studies, language arts, health and life skills; Citizenship, Communities in Canada, The Land, Histories and Stories, Respect others and strengthen communities
Detailed information on School Programs at Rutherford House
Topics: Icelandic immigrants, prairie life, settlement era of 1880s, rural life
Curriculum links/outcomes: Social studies, oral traditions, diversity, cooperation, family, agriculture, multiculturalism, immigration
Special note: Programs are offered at Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site, Markerville Creamery Museum, and Hola School. You may choose to visit one, two, or all three of these sites with you class. Located just 30 minutes south-west of Red Deer, these three sites are within a five minute drive of each other.
Detailed information on Education Programs at Stephansson House
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
East of Edmonton
The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village offers curriculum-based programming for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our authentic setting and costumed 'historical characters' bring Alberta's history to life and provide a unique opportunity for active and experiential learning.
A range of year-round programs and hands-on historic activities will complement the curriculum and make a lasting impression on students of all ages.
Detailed information on Education Programs at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Topics: History and geography of Canada, fur trade, lives of missionaries, Métis peoples and eastern European settlers, life in 1880s
Curriculum links/outcomes: respect cultural diversity, Canada's political, social and economic systems, active lifestly, understand and appreciate the arts
Detailed information on School Programs at Victoria Settlement
Last reviewed/revised: March 18, 2016