Homeschool Programs

Homeschool Programs

Individual homeschool families can now book and participate in our award-winning curriculum-based school programs including virtual programs in October, November, December, March, and April as well as spring school programs offered in May and June.

Our award-winning open-air museum, authentic setting and costumed 'historical characters' bring Alberta's history to life. Dynamic interpreters and an enchanting environment offer a unique opportunity for active and experiential learning.

  • All programs must be booked in advance
  • Program bookings are subject to availability
  • Book early to ensure your selected date is available

 

 

Homeschool Virtual Sessions (October to April)

Families with more than 4 participating students can register multiple times and we recommend using multiple devices to connect. To ensure a quality experience for the programs, we recommend no more than 4 students per device

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Virtual Rizdvo (Ukrainian Pioneer Christimas)

In this session, our interpreters will teach about Ukrainian Christmas Eve traditions and foods.  Take a virtual step back in time to learn how Ukrainians in Alberta celebrated Christmas 100 years ago, and learn how those traditions continue today.  You’ll learn how to make a kolach, a special bread made for Christmas, and have a chance to interact with our interpreters and ask them questions.

Homeschool Dates Offered: Nov. 29 and Dec. 17

Duration: 45 minutes

Time: 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $10 per family, maximum of 4 students.

Outcomes:

  • Awareness of and respect for the beliefs and traditions of other groups and communities.
  • Understanding of specific Ukrainian cultural and religious traditions related to the Christmas season.
  • Appreciation for how events of the past relate to and connect families to the present.
  • Knowledge of foods and traditions important to a Ukrainian Christmas eve meal
  • Knowledge of the process involved to make a kolach (braided bread)

Virtual Velykden' (Ukrainian Pioneer Easter)

In this session, our interpreters will teach about Ukrainian Easter traditions.  Take a virtual step back in time to learn how Ukrainians in Alberta celebrated Easter 100 years ago, and learn how those traditions continue today.  You’ll learn how to make a pysanka, a special decorated egg, and have a chance to interact with our interpreters and ask them questions.

Homeschool Dates Offered: March 7 and April 1, 2022

Duration: 45 minutes

Time: 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $10 per family, maximum of 4 students.

Outcomes:

  • Awareness of and respect for the beliefs and traditions of other groups and communities.
  • Understanding of specific Ukrainian cultural and religious traditions related to the Easter season.
  • Appreciation for how events of the past relate to and connect families to the present.
  • Knowledge of the importance of pysanky in Ukrainian Easter celebrations
  • Knowledge of the process involved to decorate pysanky

Virtual Zhnyva: The Harvest

The culmination of a year’s work on the farms of east central Alberta, the harvest allows farmers to feed their families and feed their communities.  Students learn about where food and grain come from, how they are harvested and preserved, and the vital role that farmers plan in our community.

Grades: 1-9

Homeschool Dates Offered: Virtual Zhnyva is finished for the 2021-22 school year, check back or sign up to our mailing list to find out when spots are available to book for 2022-23.

Duration: 45 minutes

Time: 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $10 per family, maximum of 4 students.

 

Homeschool Spring Programs

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NEW! Self-Guided Discovery Visit

Step into the past with our Self-Guided Discovery Visit!  The Ukrainian Village offers an interactive and engaging environment to learn about life in Alberta in the early 20th century and the experiences of Alberta’s Ukrainian settlers.  Costumed interpreters will engage students in activities and demonstrations to create learning in a fun and experiential way.  Interaction with our interpreters will allow students to express their curiosity and discover what the past means to them. 

Teacher resources and student worksheets (coming soon!) will help you plan and customize your visit to meet your needs and teaching goals.

Dates available: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays starting May 25 through the end of the school year

Duration: As this is self-guided, your group has the flexibility to plan a visit that works best for your schedule and needs.  We recommend a minimum of 2-3 hours to best experience what our museum has to offer.  School program activities are offered 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on days when this program is available.

Grades: K-12

Cost: $12 per student

Children's Fun Day

End the school year with a bang by participating in this fun-filled special event. In self-guided groups led by parents, students will visit staff-led hands-on activity stations.  Students will have so much fun…they won’t even realize they’re learning all day long!

Date available: Friday, June 17, 2022

Duration: As this is self-guided, your group has the flexibility to plan a visit that works best for your schedule and needs.  We recommend a minimum of 2-3 hours to best experience what our museum has to offer.  Activities will run 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Grades: K-6

Cost: $16 per student

Register for one of the programs listed above by filling out our Booking Form for Individual Homeschool Families.

 

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