• Lafarge Grade 3

Hiking Through History & Marching with the Mounties!

Duration: 90 minutes
Up to 30 students
Location:
Canmore Museum & through Town to the NWMP Barracks
Price:
$5 per student
Social Studies Curriculum: 1:2 Moving Forward With the Past

In this walk-about-town program, students will be introduced to people in their neighborhood who make Canmore a wonderful place to live, and try to imagine how their jobs might have been different 100 years ago. We’ll visit the Civic Centre and think of ways Mayor Borrowman’s job has changed in 100 years. Did firemen in Canmore always have trucks and firehoses? Do policemen work at the NWMP Barracks? Who might have visited the Canmore Hotel 100 years ago? Are miners still meeting at the Miner’s Hall? Then we’ll come back to the Museum to see the artifacts left by those who could have been our great-great-grandparents.

Our Powerful Pioneers!

Duration: 90 minutes
Up to 30 students
Location:
Canmore Museum/NWMP Barracks
Price:
$5 per student
Social Studies Curriculum: 2.2 A Community in the Past

Students will dress in the costume of a Canmore pioneer to tell one another stories about their experiences in our mountains and in historic Canmore. From their viewpoints as First Nations’ people, explorers, Chinese railway workers, immigrant coal miners from Europe, and NWMP officers, the students will discover that many individuals from diverse backgrounds came to our mountains long ago and started building the thriving community where we now live very different lives.

Minerals Rock!

Duration:
– Part 1 at the Canmore Museum 120 minutes
– Part 2 in your classroom 60 minutes
– Part 3 at the Lafarge Plant in Exshaw ½ day
Up to 30 students
Price:
All expenses for this three-part program including transportation to the Exshaw Plant are covered by a generous donation from Lafarge!
Science Curriculum: Topic A: Rocks and Minerals – Science Inquiry

This three-part program begins at the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre where students are introduced to the world of rocks and minerals through a variety of interactive activities. Part 2 is in your classroom where the Program Manager will help your students learn more about the cement-making process. In Part 3 your students will board the bus to the Lafarge Plant to see firsthand how a modern production facility works and to find out how cement is used throughout the world.

Our Land, Our People, and Our Stories!

Duration 120 minutes for each part (3 parts total)
Up to 30 students
Location:
Canmore Museum
Price:
$7 per student
Social Studies Curriculum:
4.2 The Stories, Histories and People of Alberta
Science Curriculum:
C: Building Devices and Vehicles that Move – Problem Solving Through Technology

In this three-part program we explore the role that people and natural resources have played in shaping communities in the Bow Valley. Part 1 begins in the Museum where we handle the artifacts and learn how museums interpret the stories passed along by our coal mining ancestors. In Part 2, students are given the opportunity to influence a community by designing and building machines to mechanize the Canmore Coal Mines. In Part 3, we look toward the future as students reclaim their coal mines and tell us the stories we should remember about the community they have helped to build. (A half-day program focusing on mine development and reclamation is also available for $5 per student.)

Developed with support from the Calgary Foundation.

Speak Up Canmore! (in development)

Duration: 90 minutes
Up to 30 students
Location:
Canmore Civic Centre Council Chambers
Price:
$5 per student
Social Studies Curriculum:
5.3 Canada: Shaping an Identity
Science Curriculum:
Topic E: Wetland Ecosystems

The people who lived in Canmore 100 years ago had to deal with difficult decisions on the issues of prohibition and mine safety, and where to build the outhouses! But they knew – as we do – that when we use the power of democratic action, and when we debate the merits of a new idea, we can solve almost anything. In this inquiry-based, cross-curricular program, students will have an opportunity to create a Rick-Mercer-Rant to debate opposing views on current issues in Canmore.

Mystery of the No. 2 Mine!

Duration:
Part 1 – 120 minutes, in the Canmore Civic Centre. Part 2 – 60 minutes in your classroom. Part 3 – 120 minutes, at the NWMP Barracks.
Up to 30 students
Location:
See above
Price:
$7 per student
Science Curriculum:
Topic D: Evidence and Investigation – Science Inquiry
Social Studies Curriculum:
6.1 Citizens Participating in Decision Making – the rights and responsibilities of citizens as practiced in the Canadian justice system

This three-part program introduces students to life in Canmore nearly 100 years ago – a time when coal mining was hazardous and very hard work. In Part 1, students will role-play characters from the 1920s and participate in community decision making as they create new laws for ‘Townside’. In Part 2, students learn about a terrible explosion that has occurred at the No. 2 Mine that has resulted in a fatality. They are asked to examine all the evidence the police collected at the site to determine whether foul play was a factor in this tragic occurrence. Once they determine the identity of the person who should be charged with a crime, they will prepare to prove their case in Court using the Trial Book we will provide. In Part 3, every student will play a role in Court. The lawyers and judge will gown in barristers’ robes, the Court staff will robe, the witnesses will costume as the characters involved in the case, and their jury will decide the fate of the accused at their trial which will take place at the historic NWMP Barracks.

Developed with support from the Calgary Foundation.

Science, Technology and Society! (in development)

Duration: TBD
Up to 30 students
Location:
TBD
Price:
TBD
Science Curriculum: Unit A: Interactions and Ecosystems
Social Studies Curriculum: 7.S.1 Develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking

How can industry and society get what they need from the Earth while maintaining environmental integrity? This program will address the delicate relationship between industry and environmental stewardship.

(in development)

School Programs

To book or ask questions about a program, please contact Sami Wackerle at programs@cmags.org or 403-678-2462.

 
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