Grade 4 Social Studies
4.2 The Stories,
Histories and the People of Alberta

The role of stories, history and culture in strengthening communities and contributing to identity and a sense of belonging.


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  1. The Builders of Alberta Project  Version Français Learn about a famous Albertan or group of Albertans and make a video showing their contribution to Alberta's history. The Builders of Alberta Information page (updated March 17, 2016) 
  2. Extension/alternate activity: A Walk Through Alberta's Past or Night at the Museum. Google Drawing Organization Web
  3. A Night At the Museum This project was created by Musée Héritage Museum in St. Albert and the staff and students of Leo Nickerson school. The ideas presented in this blog could be used with a variety of multimedia tools.
  4. Create your own Province: Students will create a new province with their own flag, coat of arms, laws, and symbols.
  5. Analyzing Advertisements The settlement of Western Canada was influenced by advertising free land for farming. Analyze these ads and create one of your own here
  6. BGRSLOGOsmall.jpg  My Symbol, Our Story -  Through the creation of a petroglyph, and the passing of stories in a campfire scenario, students will recognize the use of oral traditions, narratives and stories as valid sources of knowledge.
  7. BGRSLOGOsmall.jpg What's In A Name? - In this investigation, you will predict where place names like LaCrete, Kananaskis, or Ft. McMurray came from, and then examine historical maps to see if your predictions make sense.
  8. BGRSLOGOsmall.jpgAlberta's Heritage and Community  Investigate a variety of Alberta communities. Learn about the development of a community and its contribution to Alberta's multicultural society.
  9. BGRSLOGOsmall.jpg Let's Bring Alberta's History to Life! A biography (Photostory) project featuring famous Albertans. 
  10. BGRSLOGOsmall.jpg Settling in Alberta(Do some research to learn more about where Alberta settlers came from, when they came, and why they came).
  11. Build A Tipi! Find out how the Plains Cree build a tipi



First Nations/Aboriginal peoples Alberta's Francophone Population The FurTrade in Alberta
Alberta Settlements European Immigration Alberta's Metis
A Little historic photos and accounts of life in Western Canada,  Mounties, homesteading, life on the farm;

Social Studies 4.2 Content Map This content map contains the curriculum for General Outcome 4.2 in an easy-to-use web format.  Created by Theresa Spreen and Terra Kaliszuk.