Bring the museum into your classroom with inquiry-based Education Kits. These unique suitcases are packed with ‘artefacts’, photographs and other resources that inspire curiosity and engage active young minds.

Education Kits are designed to meet current BC curriculum expectations and Big Ideas, but can be adapted to fit other grades and ESL. Scroll down to see which Education Kit best fits your classroom needs. Education Kits are listed in order of the target grade.

Cost: $45 per 3-week loan. Each loan begins on a Monday and ends on a Friday.

Availability: Year-Round.

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From Far and Wide: The Richmond Mosaic

Education-Kit---From-Far-and-WideKindergarten to Grade 3
Discover the cultural diversity in Richmond by comparing how people from different cultures eat and celebrate, play and dress.

Big Ideas:

  • Our communities are diverse
  • People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.

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 Mudflatters: Richmond’s Pioneer History

Education-Kit---MudflattersGrades 3-5
Trace the stories of Richmond’s past through the lives of six pioneers: Hugh McRoberts, Joseph Steves, Charles London, Otokichi Murakami, Asayo Imamoto and Chung Ling Lam.

Big Ideas:

    • People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.
    • British Columbia followed a unique path in becoming a part of Canada.
    • Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.

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Musqueam – People of the River Grass in Richmond

Fully booked until April 2018

Education-Kit---MusqueamGrades 3-4
Understand the significance of fishing for the Musqueam First Nation in the past, present and future.

Big Ideas:

  • Indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.

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Knocking on Rich Man’s Gate: Chinese Immigration in Richmond

Education-Kit---Knocking-on-Rich-Man's-GateGrades 4-6
Play the frustrating yet rewarding game of immigration and discover first-hand the trials and tribulations of early Chinese immigrants to Canada.

Big Ideas:

  • 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.
  • Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies

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Japan Through the Senses

Japan-Through-the-SensesGrade 4-6
Explore the stories of joy and hardship that reflect the history of the Japanese community in Richmond and what it truly means to be Canadian.

Big Idea: Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity

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The Internment Years: The Japanese Canadians during World War II

Education-Kit---Internment-YearsGrade 4-6
Encourage a more meaningful and comprehensive understanding of the forced removal of the Japanese from Richmond while developing critical thinking skills.

Big Idea: Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.

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Immigration: The Canadian Experience

Education-Kit---ImmigrationGrade 4-6
Discover the process of transitioning from “immigrant” to “Canadian”, including all the hardship and joy that comes from moving from one country to another.

Big Idea: Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity

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Our Journeys Here

Grade 4-6
Use historical inquiry skills to analyze the oral histories of six Richmond newcomers to determine how their stories shape Richmond’s story.

Big Idea: Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity

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The Cutting Edge: Communications Technology in Richmond and Beyond

Education-Kit---The-Cutting-EdgeGrade 6
Explore the evolution of communications technology and its impact on our everyday lives. Find out which “artefacts” are actually not as old as they seem!

Big Idea: Media sources can both positively and negatively affect our understanding of important events and issues

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