Grade 1/2’s had the opportunity to view, discuss and, reflect on artwork at the Glenbow Museum. We saw many beautiful and unique galleries and even tried on some artifacts!
The first museum expert guided us through the warrior and African galleries. In the warrior gallery, we looked at armour worn by knights. We learned about the materials used by blacksmiths to make the armour and how each piece had a purpose. We were so fortunate enough to try on armour and feel how heavy the pieces were.
We went on a scavenger hunt in the Africa gallery looking for artifacts used in traditional African culture. We talked about how cultures differ from around the world and made personal connections with the cultures we celebrate with our families.
Lastly, we explored various galleries and sketched our favourites in each gallery. We asked questions in the Tapestry gallery, wrote a post card to a friend or family member when looking at Canadian landscape paintings and sculptures, searched for a meteorite in the Rocks and Minerals gallery and, sketched how and what First Nations people may have used for food/survival.
Room 9 & 11 will be sharing their learning every Friday.