Vancouver Heritage Foundation has developed a Heritage Study Guide and also offers grants for books and field trips. Our goals for this program are:
Andrew Mahon Foundation
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!
Please let us know how you have used the Guide and share additional resources for the updated version you think all educators should know!
An updated version will be available in fall 2021. (This document will be edited annually).
Previous Pro-D Days have included walking tours, site histories, virtual walks and ways to engage with your school-specific local community and ways of understanding heritage; past, present and future. Each Pro-D day builds on past knowledge and educators’ input and requests help to shape future events. VHF has participated in the BCSSTA and VSB Pro-D Events, and hosted virtual events and in-person tours for educators.
On April 26th, 2021 we hosted a full day with 5 speakers “Perspectives on Local History and Heritage Places”.
If you are interested in having VHF present to your organization or school (free for VSB schools), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2020-2021 School Grants Open until June 30th, 2021. (Will reopen Sept 1st)
Please note we have a limited amount of grants per school year, and will notify you if you are successful.
Apply for a School Grant: Virtual Field Trip or Book Box
If you are a teacher or affiliated with an educational institution in Vancouver (priority is given to Vancouver School Board public schools), you can apply for one of two available grants for 2020-2021. Maximum value of each grant $150. Multiple educators from the same school can apply for collaborative lessons or field trips.
1) A selection of Vancouver-based books or
2) A virtual field trip (local museums or archives, guest speakers)
One application per teacher per school calendar year.
Priority will be given to teachers and schools who have not received a grant previously.
Feedback is required from applicants which will help shape the Heritage Study Guide and provide valuable insight for educators.
Application Form HERE.
VANCOUVER HERITAGE FOUNDATION RESOURCES
Places That Matter Community History Resource (100+ places in Vancouver, nominated and selected by the public. Blue oval plaques mark many sites and the website sources history, stories, videos and images)
Heritage Site Finder Interactive Map (over 2200 sites on the City’s heritage register, individual history, architectural details, images, and stories)
Research Guide (coming soon)
Vancouver House Styles (Coast Salish Plank House to current styles)
Printable PDF’s of a selection of Vancouver House Styles drawings of a selection of Vancouver House Styles drawings
VHF Youtube Channel: features virtual walking tour, evening lectures, shorts and a documentary on diverse heritage and history in Vancouver. Please inquire for access to “teacher only” materials.
SELECT DIVERSE LOCAL HERITAGE RESOURCES (ALSO IN THE STUDY GUIDE)
VHF supports the Vancouver Heritage Fairs.