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Roots Homeschool - Fort Calgary

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Fort Calgary National Historic Site

750 - 9th Avenue SE

Calgary, AB T2G


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Homeschool Students are invited to step back in time and learn from the past at Fort Calgary. Please register for a morning or afternoon program or come and spend the whole day!

We need to have a 1:6 Parent to Student ratio for each program. Parents that register through Eventbrite are not charged a program fee but are asked to volunteer to help and to have fun while engaging the students in their learning. You may be asked to lead a station or take a group around the museum during the program.

Unfortunately, no infants or young siblings can participate in the progarm. If you have an infant or younger siblings you may register your school-aged child in the program and then pay the museum rate of $12.00/Adult $5.00/Child (3-6) Free (2 and Under) to explore on your own throughout the day. This would be paid directly to Fort Calgary upon arrival.

Registration deadline: April 28, 2017

Please arrive 10 minutes early and meet at the School Program Entrance. There will be a coat room in the learning centres. Please bring a pair of inside shoes.

There are teachers guides and curriculum connections that show program purpose, program overview, pre-visit lesson plans and post-visit activities. http://www.fortcalgary.com/programs/teachers/#programs

AM MORNING PROGRAMS 9:30 - 11:00am

Calgary: A Prairie Community - Grade 1 - 3

9:30 - 11:00am Learning Centre A (Maximum 30 Students)

Our most popular program celebrates the diversity of our prairie home! Build a 3-D map of our city and celebrate the language and culture of Calgary’s founding communities. Students will enjoy dressing in costumes, learning new languages, and handling artifacts as they learn about what makes different cultures unique.

Life and Times of Captain Deane - Grade 4 - 6

9:30 - 11:00am Learning Centre B (Maximum 30 Students)

Laugh out loud at the comic-book style illustrations that will introduce your students to the story of NWMP Captain Deane and his Deane House. Learn what it was like to be a Mountie under Captain Deane as students don uniforms and go on patrol seeking evidence throughout the museum and even throwing a wanted man in jail!

Lunch is from 11am -12pm. Students staying for the full day program will bring a lunch (there is no refrigerator or microwave and they ask that you try to pack a waste free lunch). If a parent wants to bring their child outside for lunch or to explore outside after lunch this is allowed however we are not allowed to go into the museum. Please be sure to book the Museum Tour program if you want your child to spend time in the museum. Children with no parent in attendance will eat in the learning centre. There are books and games that can be used.

Please be at your next programs learning centre by 11:55.

AFTERNOON PROGRAMS 12:00 - 1:30pm.

Museum Tour 12:00 - 1:30pm All Grades

Learning Centre A (Maximum 30 Students)

Become a NWMP officer, then role-play a real life Calgary train drama (for younger students only), complete with costumes for each student! Adult leaders take over as students uncover clues throughout the museum using our scripted scavenger hunt.

Citizens Calgary 12:00 - 1:30pm Grade 3 - 6

Learning Centre B (Maximum 30 students)

Become history detectives and investigate the luggage of early Calgarians. Students will discuss ideas of citizenship and community responsibility; then groups will handle artifacts and primary sources and work to think critically and determine the factors of Quality of Life that were important in the past and continue to make a difference in Calgary today.


I have a question, who do I contact?

Please contact Tanis (field-trip organizer and Roots HS mom)

Phone: 403-923-3490 or Email: thereuters@shaw.ca.

My child is not registered with Roots, can they still attend?

Yes, this fieldtrip is hosted by Roots but all homeschool students are welcome to attend.

Do I have to bring my printed Eventbrite ticket to the event?

No, you do not have to bring a ticket. We will have a master list with all the registration info.

How do I get a receipt to use for homeschool reimbursement?

Please print off an Eventbrite ticket/receipt for each child. This can be submitted for HS reimbursement,

If I am unable to attend may I get a refund?

We're sorry but we are unable to provide refunds. But, please feel free to find another Roots family to sell or pass along your program spot to.

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Fort Calgary National Historic Site

750 - 9th Avenue SE

Calgary, AB T2G


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