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WDM Saskatoon - Grade 1


Please note that these programs are only available
by pre-registering and space is limited.

 

Toys of Yesteryear

Museum Staff instructs students about the Toys of Yesteryear in the Boomtown SchoolhouseThis program, led by Museum staff, is held in the school on Boomtown Street. While children sit in oldfashioned desks, they share in the experience of a 1910 one-room schoolhouse while listening to a story and seeing a variety of "toys of yesteryear."

Grade: 1

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Make Your Own Fun - Leisure Time in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide For Teachers

Toys from Make Your Own Fun WDM Discovery BoxOverview: Students will learn how children entertained themselves long ago, and how they used materials at hand to construct simple toys and games. Concepts of 'then and now', 'similarities and differences', and 'the past' are discussed. Both the in-museum Discovery Box and FREE in-classroom lesson plans include explorations of First Nations' leisure time activities.


Grade:
Grade 1 Social Studies
Date(s):
This program is available September-October and January-June.

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Shelter and Survival: Meeting Needs and Wants in Early Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide For Teachers

Long johns, tipis, and dried fruit help to tell the story of Shelter and Survival in Sask in this WDM programOverview: Students will learn about the basic needs of shelter, water, and food and about how, long ago, First Nations, Métis, and newcomers to Saskatchewan met those needs. Similarities and differences will be demonstrated through hands-on interaction with artifacts and reproductions in an in-museum Discovery Box program. Students will learn how technology has affected how we have met some of our needs over time. As part of the FREE in-classroom lesson plans, students will construct models of various types of shelters.

Grades:
Grade 1 Social Studies
Dates: This program is available September-October and January-June.

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Tell Me A Story - First Nations Storytelling in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide For Teachers

Wolf, eagle, and frog puppets from WDM Tell Me A Story grade 1 programOverview: Students will learn that First Nations legends are stories that are handed down from the past, think about why we like to listen to stories and what these stories tell us about the cultures that created them. During the in-museum Discovery Box program, students will listen to several First Nations stories told using colourful puppets. Through the FREE in-classroom lesson plans, they will discuss core concepts, read several First Nations stories, and, as a class, write their own story.


Grades:
Grade 1 Social Studies
Dates: This program is available September-October and January-June.

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Festival of Trees School Visits

The WDM Saskatoon hosts annually the popular Christmas display Festival of Trees. Bring your students for a self-guided visit to see historical 1910 Boomtown brought to life in festive splendour. Add a special season sparkle by visiting the “Once Upon A Christmas” exhibit, an annual WDM display of fairy tales and holiday scenes presented in early, simple animatronics.

Find out how to register your class for a Festival of Trees Visit >>

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