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Virtual Museum

Grade Level: Middle School
Discipline: Humanities
Language: English
Website: Visit Virtual Museum


The work that the grade 7 students from Calgary Science School embarked upon is truly authentic, intellectual work. Students were invited to re-mix images and designs from historical documents to produce fresh interpretations of the stories that helped to shape Canada’s past and our current national identity. The digital re-mixes that these students created are now on display in the Calgary Science School’s own Virtual Museum. In addition to these extraordinary digital collages, students produced original historical fiction movies which are also showcased on the website. The CSS Virtual Museum will soon be permanently linked to the “Canada in a Box” display at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull Quebec. The work of these students was real work that was created for a real purpose and audience.