Library and Archives Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Institutional links

ARCHIVED - The Learning Centre

Archived Content

This archived Web page remains online for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. This page will not be altered or updated. Web pages that are archived on the Internet are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats of this page on the Contact Us page.

For Teachers

Educational Resources: Item Display

ArtVenture : A Collector’s Challenge (Series: Canada -- A Collector’s Passion The Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana)
Descriptive Record for Educational Resource No. 45
History | Social Studies | Visual Arts
Family; History; Social life and customs
Grade Level:
Grades 4-6 | Grades 7, 8 | Grades 9-12 | Senior 1-4 (Manitoba)
Type of Learning Resource:
Classroom Activities
The Peter Winkworth collection of 18th- and 19th-century Canadiana is a source of rich historical art through which we can learn about life in Canada before the widespread use of the camera. To help students learn about Canada’s past, Library and Archives Canada has created an online educational resource for teachers of all grades from across Canada to accompany its Canada - A Collector’s Passion: The Peter Winkworth Collection Web site. This education site is organized into three main themes closely linked to Social Studies curricula across Canada: “Life, Work and Play in Early Canada,” “European Settlements, Industry and Contact with Aboriginals,” and “Portraits.” In ArtVenture: A Collector’s Challenge, students enter a virtual art shop and browse through artwork from the Winkworth collection. Through the completion of curriculum-based activities, students will come to understand how the Winkworth collection can teach them about Canada and its past.
140-210 minutes
Author of Resource:
Melanie Brown
English; French
Curriculum Connections:
All Provinces/Territories: Social Studies: Grades 4 to 12
All Provinces/Territories: History: Grades 4 to 12