Resources

Heritage Study Guide for Schools

A study guide and grants for educators to engage young learners in Vancouver's diverse history and heritage places

Vancouver Heritage Foundation has developed a Heritage Study Guide and also offers grants for books and field trips. Our goals for this program are:

  • To increase students’ awareness and knowledge of local heritage places and history by providing learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom.
  • To encourage students and teachers to engage with Vancouver’s diverse heritage places, and contribute to meaningful discussions around their histories and future legacies.
  • To support further connections of place-based heritage education in Vancouver public schools by collaborating with educators and students in developing accessible resources and self-directed inquiry-based projects.

Thank You to Our Project Partners

Andrew Mahon Foundation

GMR Foundation

VHF’s Heritage Study Guide for Schools 2019 (PDF)

This 28-page document provides context and an overview to VHF’s online resources, approach to heritage places and local history, and includes direct links to excellent online resources and teaching guides created by local organizations and individuals around cultural heritage and history, place-based learning and more!

REVISED EDITION COMING SOON!

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Mini-Mapping Projects for Your School Community (ongoing)
  • Collaborative Inquiry Projects around aspects of heritage (2021-2022) Dec 5, 2021 intake for elementary and Feb 2022 intake for secondary.

2022 Professional Development

  • January, February and April Pro-D Day offerings will be available. Please inquire now if you are interested in a particular neighbourhood, topic or theme for you or your school communities. Previous Pro-D Days have included walking tours, site histories, virtual walks, and guest speakers. VHF has participated in the BCSSTA and VSB Pro-D Events. If you are interested in having VHF present to your organization or school  (free for VSB schools), please contact jessica@vancouverheritagefoundation.org

VANCOUVER HERITAGE FOUNDATION RESOURCES

SELECT DIVERSE LOCAL HERITAGE RESOURCES (ALSO IN THE STUDY GUIDE)

   VHF supports the Vancouver Heritage Fairs.