This project was funded in part by the Alberta Historical Resources FoundationEngaging in culture and art through primary sources.
Alteration is explored in this study of how traditions can be adapted yet still encapsulate the essence of a culture or belief.
What is a "tradition"? What traditions do you have in your family? School? Culture? How do you show honour to people in your community? This educator's package will help students to look at the role of art in the culture and traditions of Canadian First Nations of the plains and subarctic. The information encourages students to examine artifacts from the Glenbow Museum's collection and connects them to other cultures, communities and environments within Canada.
For each package our team of curators and educators have selected additional artworks and artifacts from our online collection database that can be used in conjunction with the teacher's guide and lesson plan. You can access all of the objects that were selected for this package by clicking here.
Included in this guide are:
Information on First Nations art including high-resolution photographs of artifacts, archival photographs and essays.
Lesson plans including discussions for looking at primary sources, curriculum connections and lesson plans for a variety of ages and abilities.
Detailed listing of vocabulary and concepts.
Suggested sources for further research and other information.
Table of contents
- History of Glenbow Museum
- Program purpose
- Educational guide purpose
- Education Module [827 K]
- Lesson Plan
Recommended grades: 1-5
The Land, Community, and Stories [928 K]
- Lesson Plan
Recommended grades: 6-12
Then and Now:
Identity in First Nations Art [1.4 M]
- Acknowledgements [252 K]
- Readings and Resources [402 K]
- Full teaching package
Download the full package [1.84 M]
- Contributors [458 K]