Lynn Valley Neighbourhood

Grades: 2 – 7
Classroom Kit

Physical Kits: The kit includes large, laminated prints of archival and other photographs for use in the classroom. This is a large kit that can be used as an entire unit.

Availability: 3-week loans, year-round from February 2023


Through a series of three walking experiences that engage the senses and the imagination, students will come to a holistic understanding of Lynn Valley using the underlying concept of respect — for each other, the land that we are on, and the knowledge shared.

Your students will:

  • Have a traditional Coast Salish Welcome Ceremony to start the program.
  • Create a literal or metaphorical neighbourhood ‘map’ of what is important to them in their neighbourhood. Teachers can submit their students’ art work to MONOVA’s blog ‘The Inlet,’ if desired.
  • Engage with Coast Salish and settler world views as well as Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim and Henqiminem languages, spoken by Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples, respectively.
  • Learn about indigenous plants and the built heritage of Lynn Valley.
  • View primary source photographic evidence and develop photo analysis skills.

Big Ideas: Social Studies

  • Grade 2: Canada is made up of many diverse regions and communities.
  • Grade 3: A) Learning about Indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity. B) People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.
  • Grade 4: The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
  • Grade 5: Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions of Canada.
  • Grade 6: Economic self-interest can be a significant cause of conflict among peoples and governments.
  • Grade 7: Geographic conditions shaped the emergence of civilizations.