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Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site
Longview, AB T0L 1H0
Phone : (403) 395-2212
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Region

South (Longview)

School year/Age

Kindergarten to Grade 9

Language level

French as a First Language
French immersion

School subject (primary)

Social studies

School subjects (secondary)

Aboriginal studies
Health and Life Skills
Sciences

Links with the curriculum

Bar U Ranch school programming demonstrates a broad range of educational themes integrating historical, cultural, social, political, environmental and economic issues.

Alberta Curriculum Themes: Culture & Community; The Land, Places & People; Economics & Resources; Global Connections; Time, Continuity & Change; Power, Authority & Decision Making.

Bar U Ranch NHSC Themes: Social & Community Life; Sustainable Living; Resource Management; World History; Settlement of the West; Canadian History.

Availability

School Programming is offered Monday - Friday from May 16th - September 30, 2016. 

Number of participants

Maximum of 50 students

Duration

Most visits run approximately four hours and consist of four programs including a lunch break at noon. Optimum group arrival and departure times are 10 am and 2 pm respectively.

Cost

$3.90 per student.
No charge for chaperones, within the 1 teacher to 5 students. Any additional chaperones are charged our commercial rate of $6.55.
An additional charge of $147 for programming. All fees include GST.
Prices subject to change

Description

The Bar U Ranch offers curriculum-based school programming for K-9 students focusing on ranching history delivered in 35 minute segments by heritage interpreters. Programs are comprised of hands on activities, demontrations, interactive talks, sensory experiences and environmental hikes. Knowledgeable heritage interpreters demonstrate real ranch tasks, including leatherwork, blacksmithing, roping and livestock handling, while sharing the stories of the people, the history and the ranching industry.

Whether exploring the ranch by horse-drawn wagon, visiting roundup camp, touring the blacksmith shop and cookhouse, or hiking designated trails, students discover a unique part of their Canadian heritage while learning about an important rangeland environment.
 

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ACFA

Partners

CPFA
Alberta Education
RAFA