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Corporal Clarke, his wife Dora and their five children called the NWMP Barracks home from 1917 to 1929. Discover what life was like in early Canmore through the experiences of the Clarke family.

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Description

Corporal Clarke, his wife Dora and their five children called the NWMP Barracks home from 1917 to 1929. Discover what life was like in early Canmore through the experiences of the Clarke family. Mrs. Clarke will have students do laundry on a washboard and making ice cream. In May and June, students will also have an opportunity to tour Mrs. Clarke’s heritage garden to learn more about food sustainability.

Students will also go on patrol with Corporal Clarke. Following marching drills, Corporal Clarke will lead students, dressed in historical costume, around the historical sites in downtown Canmore, introducing them to the places and experiences that would make up the day in the life of settlers to Canmore.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

GRADE 2

  • SS 2.1.1 Appreciate the physical and human geography of the communities studied – value oral history and stories as ways to learn about the land; acknowledge, explore and respect historic sites and monuments.
  • SS 2.1.3 Investigate the cultural and linguistic characteristics of an Inuit, an Acadian and a prairie community in Canada by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry: What are the cultural characteristics of the communities (e.g., special symbols, landmarks, languages spoken, shared stories or traditions, monuments, schools, churches)?  How are the communities strengthened by their stories, traditions and events of the past?
  • SS 2.2.1 Appreciate how stories of the past connect individuals and communities to the present
  • SS 2.2.6 Analyze how the community being studied emerged, by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry:  What are the origins of their community?  What were the reasons for the establishment of their community (e.g., original fur trade fort, original inhabitants)? What individuals or groups contributed to the development of their community?
  • 2.2.7 examine how the community being studied has changed, by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry:  In what ways has our community changed over time (e.g., changes in transportation, land use)?  What has caused changes in their community?  How has the population of their community changed over time (e.g., ethnic mix, age, occupations).

GRADE 3

  • SS 3.2.1 Develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking – evaluate ideas and information from different points of view.
  • SS 3.2.2 Develop skills of historical thinking – correctly apply terms related to time, including past, present, future; arrange events, facts and/or ideas in sequence

GRADE 4

  • SS 2.1 Appreciate how an understanding of Alberta’s history, peoples and stories contributes to their own sense of belonging and identity – recognize how stories of people and events provide multiple perspectives on past and present events; recognize oral traditions, narratives and stories as valid sources of knowledge about the land, culture and history; demonstrate respect for places and objects of historical significance.

GRADE 5

  • SS 2.1 appreciate the complexity of identity in the Canadian context- recognize how an understanding of Canadian history and the stories of its peoples contributes to their sense of identity; acknowledge the contributions made by diverse cultural groups to the evolution of Canada

Location: NWMP Barracks
Length: 120 minutes
Available: April 15 to June 30, September 1 to October 31
Fee: $5.00 per student