Artistry of the Land, Ancient Stories and Art of Our First Nations People Grades 2/3
Congratulations to Lorraine Flavelle, Pam Irving, Barb Martin and Richard Gaskell as co-honourees of the international 2001-02 SIGTel Online Learning Award. The teachers and children of Dr. Morris Gibson School, Millarville School and Red Deer Lake School worked with Galileo Educational Network on this award-winning project.
Calgary Stampede and Treaty 7 First Nations: A Historical Perspective Grades 1/2 and 4 S
Since the first Calgary Stampede in 1912, the Treaty 7 Nations have played an important role in the annual celebrations. A Grade 1/2 class from Prince of Wales School and a Grade 4 class from Piitoayis School worked together at the Stampede School classroom on an inquiry study into this historical relationship. Traditions have been made new again as the children experienced the Stampede cultural celebrations and new friendships formed as the children researched this historical partnership, learning from First Nation Elders and Stampede Historians.
History of Cowboy Culture Grades 3, 6, 8
Stories of ranching and cowboy life have been sung and told around campfires in the hills surrounding the Bar U Ranch for over a century. Two grade 3 classes from Red Deer Lake School, a grade 2/3 class from Millarville School, and students in grade 6 & 8 from McLaren School worked together on an inquiry study into the culture, the challenges and the future of the cowboy. The untold stories, poems and memories of cowboy life are retold in video, poems and stories through the voices of the children.
Our Farming Roots in Castor Grades 3, 4, 5, 6
Since its beginning, the town of Castor has been involved in the agriculture industry. Many changes have been made in farm production. Residents of our community have wonderful stories of their lives in rural Alberta. A lot of these stories revolve around feeding the family. Recently there has been an interest in old varieties of seed and rare or old breeds of animals. These are referred to as Heritage Seeds and Breeds.
Millarville Archaeology Grade 4, 5
Why did our teacher keep finding rusty nails and shards of pottery every spring as she dug her vegetable garden? When she showed us what she found we became curious. How did they get there? Who left them there and why? We decided to look more closely at the artifacts from the garden and from home as a part of our study of Alberta's history and natural resources.
Big Valley: Then and Now Grade 3, 4, 5, 6
Culture can be defined as the way of life of a group of people. In other words, how we as people interact with our environment and with each other. In our study we will look at the cultural aspects of Big Valley at the height of the railway boom, 1910-20's and at present day. Through this study students will determine what aspects of Big Valley culture were important to pass on to their generation from those in the past and what aspects of Big Valley culture will be important to pass on to future generations.
Rural Roots - Farming in the Palliser Triangle Grade 9 Social Studies, Language Arts and French
In the mid 1800s Captain John Palliser launched an expedition to study this area and its potential as an area for agriculture. Well, his reports were not exactly encouraging. He thought that the land was, "ill suited for civilization, a region of short grasses and shrubs and desert-like conditions, where cacti grew along the coulee ridge."
Richness of Words: A Journey into the Past Grades 2/3
As we look, feel, smell and listen to the artifacts that we can find in Okotoks can we begin to understand the stories that they can tell us about the history of our community. Through using our senses are we able to make our own connections, viewpoints and opinions more important to ourselves and the people we know. As the grade 2 and 3 students explored the past, they made a movie of their findings.
Understanding Our Heritage Guides The Future Grades 2/3
This inquiry based project looked closely at the history of the community and people of Millarville from the perspective of the land. It was a full year focus for the grade 2 & 3 students as they followed a process of inquiry that evolved as much as it was directed. The places it led and the things that were learned were not always anticipated.