Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums
Fort George and Buckingham House Provincial Historic Site

School Outreach Programs

School Outreach Programs are education programs that are brought to your school, right into your very own classroom.

Trappers and Trade

A participatory fur trade re-enactment game in your classroom.

Offered December through February

Once again this year Fort George and Buckingham House Provincial Historic Site is offering to bring to your classroom Fur, Food, and Finance, a participatory fur trade re-enactment game based on the real competition between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company in the 1790s in this region.

The game is lead by a historically costumed interpreter who sets the context by first discussing the goods to be traded and the characters in the game, The Made Beaver Standard. The game itself has students playing various roles and requires students to move around and work in groups. As the groups compete for furs and trade goods at certain times noise levels in the classroom may reach a dull roar.

Requirements

  • A minimum of a one hour block of time with 1.5 hours preferred (required for larger groups)
  • A classroom with moveable desks or tables
  • A minimum of 12 students
  • A maximum of 40 students
  • Assistance of a teacher with simple tasks as needed

Cost for classes with 25 or less students

  • 1 program costs $110.00 plus mileage
  • 2 programs cost $165.00 plus mileage
  • 3 programs cost $195.00 plus mileage
  • 4 programs cost $210.00 plus mileage
  • An additional fee of $4.40 per student/per program will charged for student numbers over 25 per program.
  • Mileage will be charged at $0.505 per km to and from St Paul, Alberta.

A Day in the Life

Hear it, see it, do it - history comes alive in your classroom!

Offered December through February

Discover the people and events of a day in the 1888s from Victoria Settlement. This "scripted participation" program has students acting out the parts of real historical characters in a set of scenes that reveal many of the economic and social relationships as well as the nature of change in the Northwest of that time. This program is both humorous and serious and is best suited to students in grade three and up. Lead by a historically costumed interpreter, the session—if there is time—finishes with the students making their own button spinner or learning the archaic skill of neck tie tying.

Requirements

  • A minimum of a 50 minute block of time with 1.25 hours preferred for larger groups to do follow-up activity
  • A classroom that can be arranged to create stage area at the front
  • A minimum of 14 students
  • Assistance of a teacher with handing out supplies and props

Cost for classes with 25 or less students

  • 1 program costs $110.00 plus mileage
  • 2 programs cost $165.00 plus mileage
  • 3 programs cost $195.00 plus mileage
  • 4 programs cost $210.00 plus mileage
  • An additional fee of $4.40 per student/per program will charged for student numbers over 25 per program.
  • Mileage will be charged at $0.505 per km to and from St Paul, Alberta.

 


Enquiries or Bookings

Please call Ross Stromberg, Program Coordinator
(780) 645-6256 between 8:15am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Toll free by first calling 310-0000


Last reviewed/revised: June 26, 2014