Windows to the Past

Last updated on
Thursday, July 20th, 2023
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Program Description

Our award-winning curriculum engages and stimulates students to connect the history of a young German immigrant family in Vancouver (between1880s-1920s) to their own and to reflect on immigration and social and cultural differences. The visit is split into 3 parts: architectural drawing (house and neighborhood), a tour of the house (during which children learn about the history of a family and of the city of Vancouver), and the discovery of unusual historical artifacts. This curriculum is particularly geared towards Grade 5 students, but can be easily adapted or used for other grades.

Big Ideas
  • Demographic changes in North America created shifts in economic and political power.
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
  • Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.
  • COVID Precautions

    Masks are recommended.

    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    4, 5
    Months Available: 
    Days Offered: 
    Times Offered: 
    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
    Cost Per Student: 
    Fee Notes: 

    Teacher & 2 adults free (additional adults $4. each)

    Additional Notes

    Vancouver Schools: upon booking the visit, we arrange the Vancouver School Board to deliver a "School Kit" box approx. 2 weeks before your visit (returnable 2 weeks post-visit). The kit contains a curriculum, video, & many interesting artifacts. (Schools outside Vancouver must arrange a rental of School Kit for a modest rental fee via our office)"