Social studies - Gr. 4.2: The stories: histories and people of Alberta
Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the role of stories, history and culture in
strengthening communities and contributing to identity and a sense of belonging. (from Alberta Education)
When Adam, who is a summer volunteer at a dinosaur dig in Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park in southern Alberta, learns someone is stealing fossils from the site, he and his friend Jamie are determined to discover who it is.
When Lawrence's father goes overseas with the Canadian Army during the Second World War, the young Cree boy struggles to grow up while wrestling with the meaning of war. With Papa gone, Mama raises the children alone. Traditional foods such as wild meat and fish are scarce, and many other foods are rationed.Angry about the changes and confused about the future, Lawrence misses his father and his teachings about their natural way of life.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Alberta is one of the oldest, largest, and best-preserved buffalo jump sites in North America and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1981. Author Gordon Reid has compiled a history of this significant site, describing the importance of the buffalo to Native peoples, how the jump was used, and the traditions and skills surrounding the hunt.