Naming the West

What is there about naming that intrigues students?

History of Cowboy Culture

Stories of ranching and cowboy life have been sung and told around campfires in the hills surrounding the Bar U Ranch for over a century.

Stampede and Treaty 7 First Nations

Since the first Calgary Stampede in 1912, the Treaty 7 Nations have played an important role in the annual celebrations. A Grade 1/2 class from Prince of Wales School and a Grade 4 class from Piitoayis School worked together...

Millarville Archaeology

Why did our teacher keep finding nails and shards of pottery every spring as she dug her vegetable garden? When our grade 5 teacher showed us what she found, we became curious. How did these artifacts get there? Who left them there and why?

Big Valley

This study looked at the cultural aspects of Big Valley at the height of the railway boom, 1910-20's and at present day. Students determined what aspects of culture were important to pass on to their generation as well as what should be passed on for future generations.

Exploring Canadian Identity

Who and what are we? What identifies us as uniquely and peculiarly Canadians as we make our way in the second century of our existence? These and other questions will be explored as students engage in the activities of this unit.

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About Our Roots / Nos Racines

Our Roots is a library, archive, museum and school all in one. Check the collection to find Canadian local histories in French and English. Check Educational Resources for learning packages for students and teachers. Check back with us often – we’re always adding more.

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