Outline of School Programs offered by the Grain Academy & Museum:

Note to Teachers: For school groups our presentations include the programs outlined below in a two hour presentation. We reference Alberta Education's curriculum when developing our presentation, and we can customize our presentation to include themes being taught in individual classrooms.  

 

 

Program: Immigration & The Settlement of Alberta
Grades: 1 - 12
Subjects: LA/Sc/SS
Capacity: 35
Length: 15 minutes
Activities: Pre & Post

 

First Nations people and bison, also known as buffalo, roamed Alberta's prairies freely until the late 1800s when immigrants from Eastern Canada, United States and Europe began to file homesteads and populate the Canadian prairies.  Learn of their hardships, the importance of community and the establishment of towns and villages.  It is an intriguing story.

Program: Food on the Move
Grades: 1 - 12
Subjects: LA/Sc/SS
Capacity: 35
Length: 15 minutes
Activities: Pre & Post

 

Using our 35 metre long railway model, areas of discussion include: Canada's rail transportation system, Canadian transportation solution, costs and volumes of exporting grain, major markets for Canadian grain and the future of Canada's export grain business. 

Program: What is Grain?
Grades: 1 - 12
Subjects: LA/SS
Capacity: 35
Length: 15 minutes
Activities: Pre & Post

To answer this question, we use our visual learning centre showing the diverse uses of grain and oil seeds.  All major grains of importance to mankind are discussed, and students are encouraged to identify and determine the uses of grain.  Quality factors and grading systems are also discussed. 

 Program: What in the World?

Grades: 1 - 12
Subjects: A/EOE/LA/Sc/SS
Capacity: 35
Length: 15 minutes
Activities: Pre & Post

A tour of our artifact walls, guided by an interpreter, helps students identify tools and equipment used by the early farmers of Alberta.  Students are encouraged to ask questions, and some artifacts are specifically labeled to stimulate speculation.

Program: The Grain Elevator

Grades: 1 - 12, Adults
Subjects: Sc/SS
Capacity: 35
Length: 10 minutes
Activities: Pre & Post

The working model elevator provides a cross-sectional view of a grain elevator.  It's a revealing look at the working parts of the "Prairie Sentinel".

 Program: History of Farming

Grades: 1 - 12
Subjects: LA/Sc/SS
Capacity: 35
Length: 15 minutes
Activities: Pre & Post

The early history of farming is covered in an introductory 15 minute video.

 Program: Our Daily Bread

Grades: 1 - 9
Subjects: LA/Sc/SS
Capacity: 35
Length: 30 minutes
Activities: Pre & Post

This program takes grain use one step further than the "What is Grain?" display.  Students move through 4 areas: The Grain Hut, Seeds of Alberta, Mars Bars and Beer, and the Old Flour Mill.  Each area is designed to enhance the impact of grain on our daily lives.

 For more information on any of these programs, please call us at 403-263-4594.

 

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