Welcome to our online learning page!
On this page, you will find learning activities, worksheets, and crafts designed to facilitate at home learning about local Maple Ridge history.
Activities are divided into broad grade groupings and some adult help is encouraged for the younger age groups.
Be sure to check back often for new activities and resources!
Culture Days 2021
Join people across Canada in celebrating this year’s CULTURE DAYS! Hundreds of free events and programs are being offered from Sept. 24 to Oct. 24, 2021 to recognize the achievements of our arts and cultural communities.
- To learn more, download our activity, and/or watch a fun learning video – click HERE !
Spring Break 2021
Local History Challenges
Take the family outdoors, enjoy the sunshine, and learn a little about local history at the same time! Download these short lessons for quick and easy challenges to encourage exploration and inquiry with your kids!
- Challenges & Activities posted here. Ten great lessons and activities that can be done any time of the year!
Grades K – 6
History Detectives – Neighbourhood Edition
Learn a little about our local neighbourhoods and their histories, while brushing up on your map reading skills with this fun activity sheet!
History Detectives – On the Trail of Billy Buckaroo
Follow the clues in this puzzle based learning game to find the notorious train robber who ran with the Billy Miner gang, can you solve the puzzles and catch a thief?
History Detectives – Plant Life Edition
In this edition, you’ll be introduced to some of Maple Ridge’s local plants. Through games and puzzles, learn about different types of plants, invasive species and ecosystems.
History Detectives – Then vs. Now Artifact Matching Game
Test your memory and history knowledge in this matching game, where the goal is to pair up images of artifacts from our collections with their modern day counterparts.
History Detectives – Wildlife Edition
In this edition, you’ll be introduced to some of Maple Ridge’s local wildlife. Through games and puzzles, learn about their diets, habitats and physical attributes.
Live Like a Pioneer Crafts
Follow along on this 14-day challenge to live like a pioneer. Travel back to a time when you had to make everything yourself and by hand, make your own toys, butter, candy and so much more. Are you up to the challenge?
- Daily Challenge Handouts
- Lesson Plans – Take the pioneer challenge to the classroom!
Grades 7 – 12
History Analysis – LGBTQ+ History
Learn about LGBTQ+ history in Canada while brushing up on current terminology with this quick and fun activity sheet.
History Analysis – Primary Sources
Learn to history like a historian! This activity book introduces students to primary source documents, reading them, answering questions, and thinking abstractly about the past and present.
History Detectives – Etymology
Learn all about the roots and origins of the English language as we know it today!
These memoir activities are designed for grade 10 students learning local history but can be used by other age groups. They introduce students to primary source documents, reading them, answering questions, and thinking abstractly about the past and present.
Grace Stevenson Memoir Activity
James Sinclair Memoir Activity
Crossword Puzzle Challenge
Solve this crossword puzzle of local history using your knowledge of local history and by researching through the “Discover our Stories” page on our website.