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Gather around as the storyteller speaks and learn about the oral history tradition of Alberta’s Aboriginal Peoples.

Connect the past with the present through storytelling, sharing circles, and crafts. Legends of the land, tales from the trading post, and more emerge from our lively learning circle!

Take-Home: Teepee
  •  Activities: Sharing circle, learning about and creating pictographs and petroglyphs, construction of teepees, Trading Post Trivia, Metis music and stories, examination of artifacts, play a traditional game, exploration of ceremonies.
  • Cross-curricular connections
  • Take-Home: Unique 3D teepee designed to symbolize the story of each student

I loved the groups and all of the activities, students were very engaged and motivated.

Y.V., Grade 4 TeacherSt. Martin School

I am so beyond pleased with our experience from Teacher's Pet! Our kids had an amazing time and learned a lot, and it was a great service to add to our programming at Boys and Girls Club. Booking the program, and payment was a breeze, and the facilitator was wonderful. I will definitely be booking with Teacher's Pet in the future!

C.L., Grade 4 TeacherKinsmen Boys and Girls Club

I enjoyed the hands-on materials, effective organizational procedures, and friendliness and competence of the instructor. The Presenter established a wonderful mood of respect and a sense of wonder from the beginning of the experience; she sparked an instant rapport with the students.

M.M., Grade 4 TeacherAvonmore School

4.2.1 Appreciate how an understanding of Alberta’s history, peoples and stories contributes to their own sense of belonging and identity:

  • Recognize oral traditions, narratives and stories as valid sources of knowledge about the land, culture and history
  • Recognize the presence and influence of diverse Aboriginal peoples as inherent to Alberta’s culture and identity
  • Recognize British institutions and peoples as integral parts of Alberta’s heritage
  • Recognize how the diversity of immigrants from Europe and other continents has enriched Alberta’s rural and urban communities
  • Demonstrate respect for places and objects of historical significance

4.2.2 Assess, critically, how the cultural and linguistic heritage and diversity of Alberta has evolved over time by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issuesWhat do the stories of Aboriginal peoples tell us about their beliefs regarding the relationship between people and the land? (TCC)

  • What movement or migration within Canada contributed to the populating of Alberta?
  • Recognize British institutions and peoples as integral parts of Alberta’s heritage
  • In what ways did Francophones establish their roots in urban and rural Alberta
  • How did the Métis Nation and Métis settlements contribute to Alberta’s identity