Grade 7 - Grade 12

3 female students at Museum School

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School Program Descriptions

Indigenous Studies

Nitsitapiisinni: Our Way of Life
(Social Studies)
You are invited to come and experience the rich cultural traditions of the Blackfoot people and view the world from a different perspective. Through oral tradition storytelling and artifact handling, learn about the relationship between the Blackfoot people and all of Creation and hear stories that teach new generations how to harmoniously co-exist with the world. Come celebrate the Blackfoot way of life with us.
Grades 7 - 12
Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
At Glenbow $175
At School $250

Reading the Symbols: Blackfoot Beliefs
(Social Studies)
What is a symbol? What do objects tell us about a culture's physical, psychological and spiritual needs? In this program, students will look deeply at artifacts to uncover the belief system of the Blackfoot people and discover how they coexisted with the natural world and everything throughout it to meet their needs.
Grade 7 - 10
Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
At Glenbow $175

Landers and Builders: Exploring the Impact of Cultural Contact
(Social Studies)
How does contact with "outsiders" change the way a community functions? What does a society lose or gain as a result of contact with another culture? What must happen for this contact to be seen as successful? Are the decisions made biased or unbiased? Through exploration of artifacts along with group discussion and debate, investigate the effects of cultural contact, its impact on the people, the places they live and how this effect can be seen long term.
Grades 7 - 12
Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
At Glenbow $175
At School $250

Comparing Cultures: Indigenous Peoples from North, South, East and West
(Social Studies)
What makes Canada's Aboriginal groups unique? How does natural environment determine the food, clothing and shelter used by various groups? In this program, students will explore authentic artifacts from Aboriginal groups in Canada's north, south, east and west and discover each group's distinct relationship with the land.
Grade 7
Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
At Glenbow $175

From Treaty to Reconciliation: Reclaiming a Culture
(Social Studies)
Culture: the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts.
What happens when your culture is taken away? When you are forced to give up your language, your religion, your way of life, even your family, how do you recover? As people, how do we acknowledge the past and take responsibility for building a more just society in the future? From the signing of Treaty 7 to the present, this program examines the consequences of colonialism, how it has affected generations of First Nations people, and the progression of Truth and Reconciliation that is part of the process in restoring and reclaiming this deeply rich and beautiful culture.
*Warning - the content of this program is historically factual, with graphic and emotionally distressing topics.
Grades 8 - 12
Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
At Glenbow $175

Fine Arts

NEW! Seeing, Feeling, Writing: Art and Poetic Language + Studio
(Fine Arts, Language Arts)
Art galleries can be inspiring places to explore our language. The words we use to describe a painting or a sculpture can motivate us to write more imaginatively. In this program, students will work within our galleries to compose and share their own poetic response to an exhibited artwork. To conclude the experience, the class will head to the studio and use old fashioned dip-pens to scribe their best lines.
Grades 7 - 12
Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
At Glenbow $200

NEW! Art Criticism: Special Exhibition Experience
(Fine Arts, Language Arts)
How can creating connections to artworks improve our gallery experience? What tools can we use to better understand and appreciate the creative process? In this program, students will be challenged with several engaging activities and actions designed to help them better describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate art.
Grades 7 - 12
Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
At Glenbow $175

NEW! In-Gallery Rendering: Recording the Cultural Object
(Fine Arts)
Drawing and sketching within a museum environment can be a rewarding and inspiring experience. In this program, students will focus on strengthening their technical drawing skills through thoughtful practice and exploration of cultural artifacts, artworks, and curatorial themes. Our museum programmers will engage the class in activities designed to motivate better rendering techniques and all art-making materials will be provided.
Grades 7 - 12
Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $175

NEW! The Outside Circle: The Power of the Graphic Novel
(Fine Arts, Language Arts)
Focusing on the graphic novel, The Outside Circle, students will look at the origin of story and character building within the graphic novel genre. Through discussion and hands on art activities, they will uncover how to use illustration and language to portray deeper meaning in a story. Once students have discussed the book, they will move into the studio to learn the basics of creating their own story, characters and the beginnings of their own unique graphic novel.
Grades 7 - 12
Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes
At Glenbow $200

NEW! The Beaverhall Group: 1920's Modernism in Montreal
(Fine Arts, Language Arts)
What is modern art? How did the art world change in Canada following the turn of the century? Using pieces created by Montreal's Beaverhall Group, students will assemble in gallery and discuss the work, its impact on the art world in Canada and the style itself. With a deeper understanding of the exhibit, students will shift into the art studio and create their own modernist works of art.
Grades 7 - 12
Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes
At Glenbow $200

(Available Dates: October 31, 2016 - January 27, 2017)

Art Past. Art Present.
(Fine Arts, Language Arts, Social Studies)
How is art a reflection of society? What does historical art tell us about the past? What does contemporary art tell us about society today? Using Glenbow's diverse collection of historic and contemporary art, we will take an art journey from the past to the present, exploring continuity, changes and artistic processes.
Grades 7 - 12
Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $175

Portraiture: Conversations with Art + Studio
(Art, Social Studies)
What is a portrait? Can it be a place or is it only focused on a person? Working within Glenbow's art galleries, students will look deeply and discuss several works of art and determine what it takes to create a portrait. Why were these pieces created? What is the story within the piece? Following this in depth discussion, students will move into our art studio and create portraits of their own!
Grades 7 - 12
Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
At Glenbow $200

Ways of Looking + Studio
(Fine Arts, Language Arts)
Carefully look at a work of art and discover the world beyond its surface. Viewing art is more than a visual experience, an art encounter can awaken all of your senses! Through the use of works of art and hands-on objects, students will develop their skills of looking deeply and explore the role our senses play in perceiving the world around us. To conclude the program students will head to the studio and use these new techniques to create their own piece of unique sensory-based art.
Grades 7 - 12
Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
At Glenbow $200

Social Studies

Confederation: Examining the Role of Immigration
(Social Studies)
How has immigration shaped the past and present of Canada? Who came here and why? How did the immigrant experience differ for groups of people? In this program, students will explore archival documents to discover Canada's forging of the confederation and its immigration policy. Join us for a walk through Alberta's history, exploring the challenges faced by the early newcomers and the roles they played in making Canada the wonderfully diverse and multicultural nation it is today.
Grade 7
Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $175

Canadian Expansion: Asian Communities - Diversifying the West
(Social Studies)
How have immigrant Asian communities throughout Alberta and Western Canada affected this great nation of ours? Imagine the stories these people must have of their travels, settlement and new life in Canada. Students will hear the accounts of several Asian immigrants, learn about the communities they've helped build and how their cultures have become a piece of the cultural mosaic that is Canada.
Grade 7
Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes
At Glenbow $175

Japan: From Samurai to Cyberspace!
(Social Studies, Art)
Artifacts from the Glenbow collections open up the tumultuous era of Japan's transition from the Edo Period of samurai and geisha to a modern nation of global cultural, technological and economic influence. Students will study art and artifacts as they explore the benefits and challenges of open and closed societies.
Grades 8, 10-12
Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
At Glenbow $175

Language Arts

The Curating Game: Making Connections with Artifacts and Photographs
(Language Arts)
Become a Glenbow curator and create your own mini-exhibition based on artifacts and photographs. Students will examine artifacts and be asked to think deeply about the connections between them. Historical photographs will be provided to help students conceptualize how these artifacts may have been used and by whom. Students will use their selected items to discover how authentic artifacts, photographs and stories can be brought together to create their own curated exhibit.
Grades 7 - 9
Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $175

Do You See What I'm Saying?
(Language Arts)
Confident writers emerge when students build their sensory awareness of the people and places and things around them. They learn to interpret the world by what they see, hear, smell, taste and feel; these perceptions have the potential to become the fabric of their stories. But the process of fully awakening the senses isn't something that happens for students simply because they are asked to do so. Students will use art and artifacts within the museum as "jumping off" points and discover a process of deeper questioning to guide their sensory imaginations.
Grades 7 - 12
Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes
At Glenbow $175

What is it? Looking at Objects
(Language Arts, Social Studies)
What do objects tell us? What do they teach us about the cultures or people who made or owned them? Learning from objects is as important as learning through the spoken or written word. This program will transform students into detectives for a hands-on investigation. Using objects relating to various Glenbow exhibitions, students will flex their skills in observing, interpreting and recording information by sketching and labeling.
Grades 7 - 9
Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $175
At School $250

Discovery Adventure
(Fine Arts, Language Arts, Social Studies) Looking for a more flexible tour experience? Glenbow's Discovery Adventure tour could be for you! The Discovery Adventure is a general tour of Glenbow. A trained educator will lead you through the museum, discuss various galleries and allow your students time to encounter several of the exhibitions. In order to take home their Glenbow experience, each student is given a sketchbook to gather information, draw and further investigate his or her interests in the museum!
Grades 7 - 12
Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
At Glenbow $175
When booked with another program $100
*Tour route dependent upon gallery bookings

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