Learning from the Past
Our fun, interactive, facilitator-led programs encourage inquiry-based learning and critical thinking about history.
All hands-on programs presented at Fort Calgary’s Interpretive Museum and Learning Centre are linked directly to the Social Studies, Language Arts, and Science curriculums. Browse our selection of curriculum based program offerings HERE.
Join us for our award winning, curriculum-based school programs! Choose from a variety of programs for students in ECS through Grade 7 that will help support student’s learning about history, social studies, science, visual arts and more.
Bookings for school programs for the 2016/2017 school year are now full. Please add your information to our waiting list and we will let you know if a space becomes available.
Teacher’s Guides & Pre-Visit Check List
Already booked? Make sure you’re ready for your field trip with our pre-visit checklist.
Our program curriculum connections and additional details are available in our Teacher’s Guides.
- Teachers Guide Calgary a Prairie Community (CPC)
- Teachers Guide Archeology
- Teachers Guide Building Calgary
- Teachers Guide Citizens
- Teachers Guide Life & Times of Captain Deane
- Teachers Guide Meet the Mounties
- Teachers Guide Mountie CSI I
- Teachers Guide Mountie CSI II
- Teachers Guide Mountie Superheroes
- Teachers Guide Museum Tour
- Teachers Guide Settling the West Theatre Option
- Teachers Guide Settling the West
- Teachers Guide Sketching
- Teachers Guide Sustainability
- Teachers Guide The Great March West
- Teachers Guide Waste and Our Changing World
Fort Calgary runs a variety of Museum School days designed for homeschoolers throughout the year. These are full programming days, designed to help support what students are learning in their home classroom. These hands-on days happen in our Learning Centre, sometimes with an outdoor component, and also include an opportunity for students to explore our museum following the program.
2016/2017 Museum School Days:
- Indigenous Ways of Life – Grades 1+: Friday, February 3, 2017
- Original Foundations – Grades 2-5: Friday, May 19, 2017
Fort Calgary offers a selection of resource kits for use in classrooms or by community groups. Kits can be booked online and must be picked up and dropped off at the Fort. More details can be found in our Program Brochure.
The Buffalo: A Way of Life
This kit offers the opportunity to handle genuine Indigenous artifacts as well as interactive activity ideas and plans that help learn how Indigenous peoples used the natural resources around them.
Mounties on the Move
Learn about the early days of Calgary by exploring the lives of some of our city’s first citizens, the North West Mounted Police. This resource kit includes genuine Mountie artifacts, pictures, stories and clothing, as well as a guide full of fun activities and helpful resources.
Four Countries Celebrate: India, Tunisia, Peru & Ukraine
This kit is designed specifically to support the grade three curriculum’s ‘Four Countries’ unit. This unique kit includes artifacts, costumes, music and a guide full of interactive, fun activities that help educate about India, Tunisia, Peru and Ukraine.