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Teaching Kits

MOA offers teaching kits, panel exhibits and guided studies for use in the classroom. 15-day loans are $40 and 30-day loans are $75.

To book a teaching kit please email 

COVID-19 Precautions: To ensure safety of students and teachers, MOA Teaching Kits will be quarantined for five days between bookings. During the quarantine period, all outside surfaces of kit boxes will be sanitized. For conservation purposes, kit contents will not be sanitized with disinfectant, so please do not clean the objects in the kits. Quarantining the contents complies with provincial public health safety protocols and standard museum practice for removing viruses.


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Musqueam: giving information about our teachings

Designed as a cross-curricular resource, this teaching kit emphasizes an Indigenous perspective and critical thinking practices that are major components of the new BC curriculum. This teaching kit features a range of resources including maps, stories, community interviews, timelines, short films, an interactive iPad, contemporary belongings and a Teacher’s Resource that includes rich information, activity guides, curricular connections and opportunities for deeper engagement. Suitable for grades K – 12. Price upon request. Only available for 30-day loans.

View the website that accompanies the teaching kit

Download PDF (English version)

Download PDF (French version)

My Ancestors Are Still Dancing Kit

Grades K – 12. This kit focuses on Tsimshian history and traditions, including Chilkat weaving. As a weaver, William White offers his perspective on the process and cultural value of his works. Included are touchable samples of the materials and stages of Chilkat weaving, large-scale exhibit photos, a teacher’s guide and sourcebook, and the DVD video Gwishalaayt.

Nunavut Kit

Grades 4 – 6. This hands-on kit includes a teacher’s guide, maps, resource materials and touchable objects to introduce students to the Inuit people of Nunavut. The kit focuses on the formation of the territory while demonstrating the vitality of Inuit life today. Touchable objects include snow goggles, an oil lamp and a harpoon.

Residential School Kit

Grades 10 – 12. This kit approaches the difficult history of Indian Residential Schools in Canada. It is designed to develop students’ research and presentation skills while they learn about the history and ongoing impact of Indian Residential Schools. Students are exposed to survivor poetry, personal narratives and historical photographs as they come to understand this troubled history. The kit was developed in conjunction with the Residential School Survivor Society, the Legacy of Hope Foundation and the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.

100 Years of Loss: The Residential School System in Canada

Created by the Legacy of Hope Foundation, this teaching kit supports teachers and students as they examine the history of the Residential School System and the impact it has had, and continues to have, on generations of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. 100 Years of Loss includes a teacher’s guide, lesson plans, an informational DVD, interactive activities and a timeline banner to hang in your class. Loans for this kit are free.

Returning the Past: Repatriation of First Nations Cultural Property

Grades 10 – 12. This online resource features lesson plans, case studies, and research activities surrounding the subject of the repatriation of cultural property. Students engage in an exploration process of questioning, comparing, summarizing, drawing conclusions and defending a position. Returning the Past encourages students to critically analyze the ethical implications of current events.

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Shadows, Strings and Other Things: Learning Through Puppetry + Play

Grades K – 12. This kit introduces the rich histories and cultures of puppetry around the world. Using diverse puppets, resource cards, storybooks and a pop-up stage, students will learn through hands-on exploration and creative play. Activities are included to introduce contemporary puppet makers and performers and to inspire students to share their own stories.