Squamish Community: Our People and Places Kit (Grades 3, 4, and 5)

Last updated on
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
Experience type: 
Outreach Boxes
Program Description

It is said that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ but how do we actually learn from photographs?

Using images from the Archives of North Vancouver's collection, students will explore Squamish themes and stories. The photographs feature local landscapes and individuals. Students will learn to analyze each image and to record relevant observations while learning aspects of Squamish culture. Topics include family life, education and art. The Kit includes lesson plans which encourage team work, group discussion and critical thinking.




Big Ideas
  • Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory.
  • Indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors.
  • Interactions between First Peoples and Europeans lead to conflict and cooperation, which continues to shape Canada’s identity.
  • Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.
  • COVID Precautions

    Teachers are asked to wear a mask and practice physical distancing when picking up and returning kits. Appointments are required for both pick up and drop off times. Kits will be isolated for a minimum of 3 days after they are returned. Only credit payment or cheques are being accepted at this time.

    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    3, 4, 5
    Half Day minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Both Pre-Visit and Post-Visit Packages
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    Program fee is $30 for 2-week loan period and a refundable $50 damage deposit.

    Additional Notes

    2-week loan period. Kit can be picked up at the community History Centre (3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver).