Resources For Teachers


You can contact the Archives when:

Your students have research assignments on local history
If your students are looking for resources for local history, point them in our direction. We have an extensive reference library and reference files on matters of local interest. We also have more than 500 collections of original material for students requiring primary sources relating to life in the south Peace River country.

Your class is participating in Heritage Fair
Do your students need ideas for projects or help finding sources for local stories? Archives staff are ready to help. Students should call ahead for an appointment.

You need a local history presentation.
Archives staff are willing to do short presentations for groups of teachers/classes on topics related to archives and local history. We can also accommodate small groups for tours of the Archives (recommended for only Grades 10 and up) and an introduction to what we do.

You are looking for sources for local history and photographs.
Are you doing a local history unit in your classroom? Is your school celebrating an important anniversary? We have numerous photographs and documents available that may be helpful to you. Contact us or check out our online resources, including digitized photographs and documents, virtual exhibits, and newsletter stories.

Your own records need a new home.
The Archives depends on donations of material from people like you! We are interested in acquiring records of any form (documents, photographs, film, video, audio, etc.) that document the life and activities of South Peace people, families, organizations, businesses, governments, etc.

The Archives Society of Alberta (ASA) has also developed several online resources designed for school use:

What Makes Us Canadian Virtual Exhibit (Grade 4)
Investigate the ways in which Alberta fits into Canadian society and culture.

Letters from the Trunk (Grades 4, 10, 11; in English and French)
Learn about immigration to Alberta as you explore letters, photographs and oral histories from the immigrants themselves!

Seeing With New Eyes: A Journey Through Blackfoot Knowledge (Grades 10, 11, 12)
How do aboriginal peoples balance traditional identities in the modern world? Discover Blackfoot identity and traditional stories.

Prairie Populism (Grades 11, 12)
Explore populist politics and participatory democracy in Alberta from the early 1900s to the present!

Archives Tutorial
Take a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of the Provincial Archives of Alberta.