DISTANCE LEARNING at Glenbow Museum
BOOKING Please call or email Glenbow Museum’s Distance Learning Coordinator at 403.268.4181 or email email@example.com
CANCELLATION POLICY Groups cancelling 48 hours in advance may reschedule programs at no additional cost. All rescheduling is subject to availability. For cancellations please call 403.268.4110.
Programs are available for booking Monday to Friday 8:00am–4:00pm mst
A SURCHARGE OF $70 WILL OCCUR FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS. Failure to provide at least 48 hours notice of cancellation.
All programs are 45–60 minutes in length. A booking form will be sent via email with all necessary information. Maximum 30 students per program Once your program is confirmed, an Educator Welcome Package will be sent out including suggestions for pre-program and post-program activities. PROGRAM FEES Standard videoconference: $135 Discounts five or more videoconferences per year: $120. (These must be booked all at once but can be paid for once each program is completed.) Payment Policy Once the booking form has been received and the booking has been completed, an email confirmation will be sent within 2-5 days.
Connecting later than 15 minutes after scheduled start time. Technical or administrative problems on the client’s end that prevent transmission of the program. In the event of weather-related closings, this charge will apply if the client does not reschedule a make-up session by the end of the school year. Following up on this matter is the responsibility of the school or group, not Glenbow Museum. CONNECTION INFORMATION All groups are responsible for dialing into Glenbow Museum and providing all connection information. Information on dialing in to the museum will be provided with registration confirmation.
The confirmation document will be your invoice.
Sites can connect to the museum over the internet via an IP call.
Payment is due upon completion of the program and we ask for a credit card number that we can use to process this payment.
The day of the program, you may connect with us 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Connecting later than 15 minutes after your start time will result in billing for a missed program.
VISA, MasterCard or American Express are accepted.
Glenbow Museum is proud to be in its third year of offering unique and interactive distance learning programs. Using Glenbow Museum’s unique collection of images, art and artifacts, these educational programs support students in learning about the history and cultures of Canada.
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“Excellent high energy presentation style with an interactive discussion AND group activities!” Grade 3/4 Teacher from Prairie Land Regional School Division This page from top, counterclockwise: Henrietta Muir Edwards, ca. 1930, Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta Gallery; Kiki Smith, Born, 2002, Edition 28, Courtesy of Kiki Smith and Universal Limited Art Editions, Inc; Paula Rego, Nursery Rhymes: Little Miss Muffett III, 1989, Image Courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art, London; Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination runs September 29, 2012 – January 3, 2013 and is organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee. First panel from left to right: Patricia Piccinini, The Long Awaited, 2008. Collection of Penny Clive. Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination runs September 29, 2012 – January 3, 2013 and is organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee; Pouches (detail), Na Dene, no date, Collection of Glenbow Museum
Art of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples Recommended Grades: 2–7 (Art, Social Studies) Is art something that hangs on a wall or does it encompass a bigger role in our society? The Indigenous People of Canada are known for the beautiful and vibrant designs created in everyday life on all sorts of objects. With beautiful artifacts from the traditional lives of the Inuit, the Cree and the Blackfoot, learn how art was not distinct in its own right, but in fact was incorporated into everyday objects to show the connection to their world and all of the beings within it. NEW Canada’s Indigenous People: Meet the Inuit Recommended Grades: 2–4 (Social Studies) Where we live determines much about the kind of life we lead, both physically and spiritually. Explore Inuit culture through discussions about food, clothing, shelter, animals, beliefs and values. Using Inuit artifacts and a precise artifact camera, students will investigate and come to conclusions about what these artifacts are, how they were made and what they were used for. NEW A Wider World of Newcomers Recommended Grades: 4–6 (Social Studies) There is more to the people of Alberta than the arrival of cowboys and homesteaders. The late nineteenth and early twentieth century brought new and varied groups of immigrants to the province. Find out how and why peoples of Polish, Japanese and Indian Asian ancestry made Alberta their home. Experience
something of the lives of these newcomers while investigating Glenbow’s extensive cultural history collection. Indigenous Peoples of Canada: Meet the Blackfoot Recommended Grades: 4–7 (Social Studies) Oki! We call ourselves Niitsitapii, although we are known as the Blackfoot-speaking people. We invite you to experience our rich traditions and view the world from a different perspective. Understand our relationship with the land and hear stories that teach our children how to co-exist with the world around them. Come celebrate the Blackfoot way of life with us. Let’s Trade! Exploring Western Canada’s Fur Trade Recommended Grades: 4–7 (Social Studies) What is trade? Why do people trade? Join us as we look critically at the fur trade’s role in shaping Canadian identity. Learn the history of the fur trade, hear the stories of those involved, investigate the objects traded and discuss the impact on the lives of the traders, both First Nations and European. Her-Story: Amazing Canadian Women Recommended Grades: 4–7 (Social Studies, Art) The stories of the Plains First Nations women, female settlers of the post-confederation years, along with women’s roles during wartime and in government, are integral to our identity as Canadians. Learn about the women in Western
Canada who risked their lives, stood their ground and made great change. Telling Stories through Portraiture Recommended Grades: 5–10 (Art) If a portrait could speak, what conversation would we have? How does the artist choose the subject? Portraits have many purposes from idealizing the subject, showing power, documenting an important event, to expressing feeling and emotion. A portrait is meant to evoke a conversation with the viewer because art tells stories. Students will explore many portraits from the Glenbow’s collection to gain an appreciation of the many different ways you can interact with art. The Franklin Expedition: The First Arctic Explorers Recommended Grades: 5–11 (Social Studies, Art, Science) On May 19, 1845, 129 men and officers aboard the HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus, under the command of Sir John Franklin, set sail to explore the Northwest Passage. After 18 months at sea, the men astonishingly disappeared. During the years from 1848-1854, numerous expeditions set out to rescue the courageous men. Using objects from an expedition to find Franklin, hear stories of the harsh and unforgiving climate that ultimately led to the demise of these Arctic explorers.
Globalization and the Fur Trade Recommended Grades: 6–11 (Social Studies) The fur trade is a huge part of our Canadian identity, but what was the global impact? How did the fur trade change the land, the culture and the quality of life for the First Nations people and the Europeans? Join our educators in a frank discussion, using artifacts and images from our collection, about the global consequences of the Western fur trade. Collecting the Collection: What does the future hold? Recommended Grades: 6–11 (Social Studies, Art) Have you ever wondered where Glenbow Museum got all of its treasures? Hear stories of the adventurers who travelled from shore to shore to shore of our great country, carefully preserving our heritage. Students will take a behind-thescenes look at some of the incredible and often strange artifacts from within the Glenbow collection and think about what cultural goods we should collect for the future. Government and Leadership of the Plains First Nations Recommended Grades: 6–11 (Social Studies, Art) Let’s take a look at where leadership in Canada began. The Plains First Nations people believed that within a community all people had a voice. Consensus, democracy and voting were all used by the First Peoples. With Glenbow Museum’s unique collection, learn about the beginning of democracy and government within Canada.
NEW Monsters of Modern Day: The Practice of Tolerance AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING: October 2012–December 2012
Recommended Grades: 6–11 (Art, C.A.L.M.) What makes a modern day monster? Why are fairy tales of yesteryear deemed inappropriate for today’s children? In the age of the Internet, global communications and weapons of mass destruction, how can a story about a girl in a red cape get censored? In conjunction with our feature exhibition Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination, join us on a journey through images of artwork from the exhibition. We will discuss what defines a monster in the modern sense of the word and how tolerance towards those who are different than ourselves is crucial in a world where genetic modification is becoming commonplace. The Letter Zed: Canadian Nationalism and Identity Recommended Grades: 9–11 (Social Studies, Art) Let’s delve into the issues surrounding Canadian identity! Who are we and where did we come from? What past events have shaped who we are as Canadians? The Letter Zed uses symbols, objects and art to focus on the roots of Canadian identity. Educators will engage students with the unique opportunity to interact with the photographs, artifacts and art from within the Glenbow collection and from around Canada.
NEW Art, Improvisation & Theatre Games Recommended Grades: 4–10 (Art, Drama) Do your students have a fear of public speaking? Studies show us that public speaking is the number one fear amongst the general public – more so than death! Join museum educator and actress Kattina Michele and learn improvisation and theatre games that help students understand that failure is no big deal! When your students are practiced in the art of improvisation, getting up in front of people is easy. Improvisation skills can help improve self esteem, boost confidence and build friendships and camaraderie.
All programs are 45 minutes long. Program fees are $135.