Printer Deliveries Explained
Kindergarten - Grade 4
The world we live in is full of rules! This program explores some of the rules we live with, why they are important, and how those rules help us live in harmony at home, in the classroom, and in sport. The students will spend time brainstorming new ideas on how to make our world a better place through following the rules, and being kind to the people around us. This education program will allow children to understand the roles of the volunteers, coaches and to see the roles of their own parents in the community. We will end this program with a physical activity to practice the skills we have learned.
Times Gone By
What stories do objects tell us? What do they teach us about the cultures or people who made or owned them? Objects make us wonder: who made this? Who wore this? What was it used for? They spark our imagination as we wonder about their owners and the time period they came from. Many amazing objects and stories are donated to museums. We will use these objects and stories to trace the evolution of sports equipment and study the origins of a sport and its development over the years. Together we can understand times gone by.
The Art in Sports
Creativity, beauty, art and design are all part of sport in our country. If you watch the athletes parade on the opening day of the Olympics you will see some of the most amazing designs and colours on the athlete's attire. Who designs these outfits, or the clothes worn by athletes; are there rules and guidelines they must follow? Which goalie has the most interesting mask, what equipment has the most interesting design? Olympic medals are considered a work of art and there are beautiful awards and trophies given out at competitions. Your class will discover the many symbols and designs of past Olympic medals. Students will have the chance to design their own medal or jersey and become a part of the art in sports.
Grade 5 - Grade 8
This program emphasizes two major components of a healthy lifestyle: eating well and being physically active. This hands-on program helps students identify just how much sugar is in each of their favorite treats and gives them the knowledge to make balanced choices about their own eating habits.Physical activity and play has shown to improve a child’s motor function, creativity, decision making, problem-solving and social skills. These skills contribute to successful learning. We encourage your students to add physical activity into their day and help them find fun ways to do this! Habits formed early in life can last a lifetime.
Indigenous sport and games can be used to teach a lesson. Many of the indigenous children's games taught lessons of survival and basic life skills; while other games had a spiritual value. Traditions and games were passed from one generation to another through ceremonies, dances, and stories. Many of these have been lost or forgotten in recent generations. The goal in this program is to capture some of the fascinating indigenous culture and sport history and share it in a fun way that will leave a lasting impression.
Be The Change
In order for communities to grow and thrive, we need volunteers to take leadership roles. Many Honoured Members of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame have made huge impacts through sport in our province and around the world. With commitment, desire and a passion to make things better for others they have been honoured for their volunteerism.
Many of our youth have the capacity and potential to inspire others and make a difference as well and this program will allow them to brainstorm the big, medium and small ways they can make this happen in their own communities. This education program will allow children to understand the roles of the volunteers, coaches, and to see the roles of the people around them in their community.
Grade 9 - Grade 12
The Science In Sport
Athletes continue to amaze the world as they become safer, bigger, faster, and stronger compared to athletes years ago. Athletes need more protection, better equipment and medical services to continue to reach professional and Olympic status. Who invents, designs, and tests the equipment these athletes require and use? How is equipment designed differently when it comes to adaptive sport? Innovation is the key to the next generation of athletes and the students in your classroom who might be the next scientist or inventor to create or perfect a piece of sports equipment.
Fairplay & Respect
Albertans old and young, spend hours watching sporting events and equal hours participating in sporting activities. We pick our favorite athletes, teams and sport heroes; follow their careers with enthusiasm and pride. Sports can teach us many things such as commitment, dedication, hard work, responsibility, fair play, respect and teamwork. Many Alberta athletes and teams have achieved their dreams and goals but not without hardships and obstacles. A few of Alberta’s Olympic athletes have encountered some extraordinary experiences that have taught others the true meaning of fair play and respect in sport.
Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds
"The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter and the spirit heals with joy."- unknown. The three major components of healthy lifestyles that are emphasized in this program are eating well, positive body image, and being physically active.
It is recommended that youth participate in 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Many students need to make changes to their daily lives to include that much physical activity and this program helps suggest ways to incorporate healthy lifestyle habits into their daily lives.
The largest component of this program is focusing on keeping our minds healthy. This can be done through goal setting. This program teaches the 'SMART' goal setting technique (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-bound) and allows time for students to set their own SMART goals before they leave the session for the day.
Virtual Education Programs
Art In Sport, Grades K-4 Approx. 30 Minutes
Art, beauty, and design can be seen in many aspects of sport. Students will discover the many forms art can take and the sense of pride that is associated with artistic symbols of our country. Through hands-on artefact explorations and expressions of their own creativity students will explore art in sport together. We hope to inspire both the artists and sports fans within! Featuring Olympic figure skater Kurt Browning
Lasting Traditions, Grades 4-8 Approx. 60 Minutes
Albertan Indigenous culture has provided many lasting traditions that continue today all across our province and country. Students will discover where these traditions live on, as well as explore some examples of traditional sports. Students will also investigate Indigenous sports artefacts, important figures, and try their hand at some Arctic Winter Games, continuing the legacies of Indigenous traditions. The goal in this program is to capture some of the fascinating Indigenous culture and sport history and share it in a fun way that will leave a lasting impression. Dr. Wilton Littlechild is featured and shares his experiences growing up in the Ermineskin Residential School.
Fair Play and Respect, Grades 9-12 Approx. 45 Minutes
Albertans old and young spending hours watching sporting events and equal hours participating in sporting activities. We picked our favorite athletes, teams, and sport heroes; follow their careers with enthusiasm and pride. Sports can teach us many things such as commitment, dedication, hard work, responsibility, fair play, respect and teamwork. Many Alberta athletes and teams have achieved their dreams and goals, but not without hardships and obstacles. A few of Alberta’s Olympic athletes such as Beckie Scott have encountered some extraordinary experiences that have taught others the true meaning of fair play and respect in sport.
Healthy Minds in Active Bodies, Grades 3-8 Approx. 45 Minutes
Habits formed early in life can become a lifelong commitment to health. This program is focused on keeping our minds and bodies healthy. Building positive relationships, self esteem, and healthy habits are show cased in this program, along with inspiration from Alberta’s sports heros. Featuring Olympic ice hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser.