The Heritage Fair program provides the opportunity for students and their families, teachers and communities to learn about diverse Living Heritage projects.
The program is a student-centered, inquiry-based learning opportunity to explore Saskatchewan and Canada in fulfillment of Saskatchewan's provincial curriculum. For the past 20 years, teachers and students from across Saskatchewan have been participating in the Heritage Fair program. In 2018, over 4400 students from across the province created a Heritage Fair project.
Students from grade four to eight develop their Heritage Fair projects in the classroom through inquiry learning. Students research their topics and create a written report, visual display and an oral presentation. A classroom or school Heritage Fair is held and students are selected to represent their classroom or school at a Regional Heritage Fair. At some schools, a teacher organizes an extracurricular Heritage Fair club and from this students are selected to represent their school at a Regional Heritage Fair. At each Regional Heritage Fair, several students are selected to participate in the Provincial Heritage Fair.
Heritage of Heritage Fairs - Outlines the 20+ years history of the Heritage Fair program.
General Information - Information regarding this student-centered, inquiry learning opportunity for Grades 4-8.
Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs) - Frequently-asked questions about Heritage Fairs topics and about the Heritage Fairs program.
Listen to Heritage Saskatchewan's Education Coordinator, Katherine Gilks, talk about the Heritage Fairs program and how it can benefit those students who get involved:
Heritage Fairs Toolkit Free PDF download available in English and in French. Published in 2015, this toolkit booklet outlines the Heritage Fairs program, answers frequently-asked-questions, and gives visual examples on how to create a Heritage Fairs project. The expanded Second Edition (published in 2018) is currently available in English only.