The Edmonton and District Historical Society is extremely proud to offer a unique educational experience to Alberta students through two programs, sponsored by the Phyllis Arnold Learning Fund from the Edmonton Community Foundation.
History in the Classroom
Beavers, Beads and Pemmican is a program designed to visit the classroom. Our teacher-historian, Jim Higgs. presents life as it was in the Edmonton area around 1867 by reliving the flourishing fur trade in the Canadian west. This lively presentation is geared to upper elementary students to enhance the curriculum topics on the history of Alberta and Canada. The presentation is 90 to 120 minutes in length and is suitable for a classroom setting of 25 to 30 students.
Besides the fur trade, Jim can also offer presentations on the topics of Metis life and the North West Mounted Police. When using the registration form, please indicate which topic you'd like; if you prefer more than one topic, separate registrations for each will be necessary.
The classroom visits compliment the EDHS publication, The Fur Trade in the West, which will be gifted to every elementary school and library in the Edmonton area in 2016 to commemorate Canada's 150th birthday in 2017.
Beavers, Beads and Pemmican is presented at no cost to schools. Please use our registration form attached to register your class for this free visit.
To download the brochure for Beavers, Beads and Pemmican, click here.
For more information, contact EDHS at firstname.lastname@example.org.