Museum Blackline Masters
If you are looking for your visit to connect to a specific inquiry theme or question, use one of the Museum Blackline Masters pages. These four different activities allow students to make their own observations during an unscripted exploration of the galleries.
Ideas for themes:
communities past and present, change, Aboriginal cultures, artistic expression and culture, Aboriginal technologies, the environment affecting human activities, transportation, exploration, needs of living things, structures, habitats and communities, simple machines, ecosystems
Download Museum Blackline Masters (Français)
Inquiry Guides for Grades 3-7
The activities for grades 3-7 are a selection of activities that educators can choose from. Based on your reasons for visiting the museum, as well as what you feel would work best for your class, a personalized field trip can be created. It is suggested that teachers choose only 1-3 different pages for students to complete during their visit, in order to allow for some unstructured exploration of the galleries.
Be sure to use the Teacher and Chaperone Resource Page (Français) to help plan and organise your visit.
Here are a few different ideas of which pages to choose if you are visiting for a specific learning outcome.
Note: In order to ensure these guides print correctly on a single page, right-click the links below and select “Save As,” then open the pdf in a viewer such as Adobe Reader.
Complete Set of Inquiry Guides for Grades 3-7
Similarities and differences in cultures (between cultures and between past/present):
Technology Affecting Individuals and Communities:
Habitats and Communities:
European Explorers and the Fur Trade:
Diversity of Life: