The Museum & Archives offers curricula-based programs for secondary, elementary and kindergarten classes. Some are offered at the Museum while others are at the Community History Centre and in the classroom. A few programs are available online. Flyers with booking details including fees and dates are posted below with the program descriptions. For further information, please contact our Receptionist at (604)990.3700 x 8016 or via email at email@example.com
To view a listing of all of our school programs, please download North Vancouver Museum & Archives’ 2012-2013 Brochure.
Kindergarten and Grade 1 at Presentation House - Museum
Winter has always been a festive time in North Vancouver. Through special activities, students will learn of the everyday lives of our early settlers and of the special events that they enjoyed in the winter months. Winter Days Flyer
Let’s Talk History!
For English as a Second Language Students at Presentation House - Museum
Museum staff will take your class on a trip that highlights the achievers and achievements of North Vancouver. Enjoy stories, pictures, and artifacts that weave together a unique timeline of our past. Let’s Talk History! Flyer
North Vancouver: Then and Now
Grades 2 and 3 in Your Classroom
Take the Museum into your classroom! With this new extension kit, students will work as ‘Photo Detectives’ and critically analyze a set of two dozen historic and modern images. They will consider the changes that have taken place in their community over time. The photographs are accompanied by directed learning activities that are based upon the social studies curricula and prescribed learning outcomes. Then and Now Flyer
North Vancouver : Hier et Aujourd’hui
2e et 3e années dans votre salle de classe
Introduisez le Musée dans votre salle de classe! Grâce à cette nouvelle trousse de cours supplémentaires, les étudiants travailleront en tant que « Détectives de photographie » et analyseront d’un œil critique un ensemble de vingt-quatre (24) images historiques et modernes. Ils observeront les changements qui se sont produits dans leur communauté au fil du temps. Les photographies sont accompagnées d’activités d’apprentissage dirigées qui sont basées sur les programmes d’études sociales et les résultats d’apprentissage attendus. Dépliant Hier et Aujourd’hui
Grades 2 and 3 at Presentation House - Museum
What was it like to live and work in North Vancouver at the turn of the 20th century? During this lively program students will try their hand at cross-cut sawing, examine historical artifacts, and help wring the laundry! Our Community Flyer
Grades 2 and 3 at Your School
The Family Treasures program encourages students to explore an essential area of history…their own! Our history interpreter will bring historical materials into your classroom and invite students to participate in a giant treasure hunt – in their own homes! They will select a family treasure, research its story, and create a mini “museum exhibit.” Family Treasures Flyer
First Nations Community Kit
Grades 4 and 5 at Your School
It is said that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words but how do we actually learn from photographs? Using photographs from the North Vancouver Archives’ collection, students will explore First Nations themes and stories. First Nations Community Kit Flyer
Heritage Fair Tips and Tricks
Grades 4 and 10 at Your School
With this new program, participating in the Sea to Sky Heritage Fair will be easy! An interpreter from the Museum will guide your class through the ‘ins and outs’ of creating a Heritage Fair project. Heritage Fair Tips and Tricks Flyer
Historian in the School
Grades 4 to 8 at Your School
As History Detectives in training, students will use critical thinking to decipher clues to North Vancouver’s past by examining old photographs, historical artifacts, and documents. This program complements classroom curricula and also makes an excellent introduction for classes wishing to participate in the Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair program. Historian in the School Flyer
Climbing to the Clouds: A People’s History of BC Mountaineering
Grades 4 to 9. Available online.
This program explores the unique topic of mountaineering while focusing on related historical, aboriginal, recreation, conservation and arts topics. Students will investigate the relationship that the First Nations people have had with local mountains, the scientific and technical advances made by mountaineers, their impact on wilderness conservation, and how mountain experiences have influenced our cultural heritage. This program is based upon the website of the same name which may be viewed, in French and English, at http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Climbing/.
Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair
Grades 4 to 10
Participate in this national program and highlight your students' history projects! Here’s how it works. Showcase your students’ work at a school fair, and then select a few projects to participate in the Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair, to be held at the Community History Centre and Lynn Valley Library & Village on May 10, 2013. The Heritage Fair program is a wonderful way to encourage all students to explore Canadian history in a dynamic learning environment. More
Celebrated Citizens – Collecting a Community’s History
Grades 5 and 6 at the Community History Centre
The North Vancouver Archives has played a large role in preserving the histories of our celebrated citizens. During this program, students will learn what an Archives is and will have the opportunity to work hands-on with archival materials. Celebrated Citizens Flyer
Forgotten Wars: 1812 and More
Intermediate and Secondary Level Classes. Available Online.
They have been called “Forgotten Wars”, although recently there has been lots of publicity about one, the War of 1812. The conflicts in 19th century BC, although similar, are more forgotten. Heroes such as Chief Spintlum and Captain Snyder, whose wise actions turned war in the Fraser Canyon to peace, have few monuments and no television ads. Attached are brief summaries of some of the ‘Forgotten Wars’, these are great topics for Heritage Fair projects. Program materials provided by the BC Heritage Fairs Society who have posted additional materials for students and teachers. Forgotten Wars: 1812 and More Flyer
Archival Research 101
Secondary Level Classes at the Community History Centre
Introduce secondary level students to a new world of research, far beyond the reaches of Google and Wikipedia. Working with archival resources such as photographs, maps, and oral histories, students will gain practical experience in accessing primary source documents. This program is the perfect way for students to get started on a research project of their own. Archival Research 101 Flyer
Native - Newcomer Relations: Case Studies in Contact, Colonialism & Resistance*
Grades 10 to 12 (Social Studies, B. C. First Nations 12) Available Online.
Secondary level students will critically analyze both archival and contemporary newspaper articles relating to aboriginal rights and title in British Columbia. This program is based upon the exhibition Entwined Histories, which presents the story of native activism in the mid-twentieth century through the lens of one individual (Maisie Hurley, 1887-1962), founder of the Native Voice newspaper. Teachers' Resource Package Pdf (6MB)
Native - Newcomer Flyer
Note: Programs are presented to school classes only;to learn more about our public programs see What’s On.
*These programs have been organized with the Squamish Nation Education Department and made possible in part through a grant from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.