Education Programs

The Cumberland Museum & Archives offers a variety of interdisciplinary programs for school groups from Kindergarten to Grade 12. We offer general tours that focus on specific subject matter such as Chinese and Japanese immigration, 20th century coal mining, and labour history. We also offer outdoor tours of the former Chinese and Japanese townsites, the Chinese & Japanese Cemetery and the No.6 Mine site. Topics covered in every program include the history of immigration and discrimination in British Columbia and Canada, labour history, and the evolution of fossil fuels.

Bookable Programs

Kindergarten – Grade 3

General Museum Tour  The general program starts with a tour of the newly renovated museum, highlighting a variety of topics relating to 20th century British Columbia including coal mining, labour history, immigration, Japanese internment, and Chinese exclusion. This tour includes a guided walkthrough of our current special exhibitions and

Grade 4 – Grade 6

General Museum Tour  The general program starts with a tour of the newly renovated museum, highlighting a variety of topics relating to 20th century British Columbia including coal mining, labour history, immigration, Japanese internment, and Chinese exclusion. This tour includes a guided walkthrough of our current special exhibitions and

Grade 7 – Grade 9

General Museum Tour  The program starts with a tour of the newly renovated museum, highlighting a variety of topics relating to 20th century British Columbia, including coal mining, labour history, immigration, Japanese internment, and Chinese exclusion. This tour includes a guided walkthrough of our current special exhibitions. Estimated Time:

Grade 10 – 12

General Museum Tour  The program starts with a tour of the newly-renovated museum, highlighting a variety of topics relating to 20th century British Columbia, including coal mining, labour history, immigration, Japanese internment, and Chinese exclusion. This tour includes a guided walkthrough of our current special exhibitions. (30-45 min –

Homeschools

Museum Tour  The program starts with a tour of the newly-renovated museum, highlighting a variety of topics relating to 20th century British Columbia, including coal mining, labour history, immigration, Japanese internment, Chinese exclusion, and discrimination of minority groups. This tour includes a guided walkthrough of our current special exhibitions.
Learning resource

Learning Resources

Coming Soon! Beyond the museum and into your classroom. Learning resources are available for educators to use as pre visit study guides or independent lessons. For more information please email: programs@cumberlandmuseum.ca