21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection

This project was funded in part by the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation

Engaging in culture and art through primary sources.

Program Purpose

The intent of Glenbow Museum's Digitization Project is to infuse Alberta classrooms and communities with Glenbow Museum's collection of culture and art. The importance of engaging viewers in primary source investigation is essential to developing creative thinking, visual literacy and observational skills.

This program was developed in conjunction with the Glenbow Museum and the Alberta Government [recognition?] to establish exciting curriculum connections between the Glenbow Museum and Alberta communities. This program consists of six exhibitions of digitized images from our collections, educational materials for viewers of all ages and online resources.

We encourage you to spend time with each online exhibition and use these resources.


The purpose of this educational guide is to assist educators and other viewers with the incorporation of the Glenbow Museum Digitization Program into the classroom or other educational site. This guide contains education philosophies for looking at and working with primary sources, vocabulary on relevant terms, curriculum connections and ways to gather meaning from the artifacts.

Also included are suggested lesson plans for a more in-depth look at the various areas of content. The lesson plans include questions to encourage discussion and deeper looking, inquiry-based activities, extensions and assessment. All of these lesson plans can be adapted to any age or ability level.

Please take time to preview the educator's guide and enjoy the following from Glenbow Museum's Digitization Program:


Copyright to this resource is held by the Glenbow-Alberta Institute (Glenbow Museum) and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be downloaded, reproduced, or distributed without first acquiring permission from the appropriate collecting area. Please contact the Collection Technician assigned to the area.

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