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WDM Saskatoon - Grade 4


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

 

Explore Ag & Seed Survivor

Grade 3-6 students are invited to a FREE half-day field trip that explores AGRICULTURE!

Students are guided through a curriculum-based program that includes hands-on lessons on growing healthy plants and healthy food, interactive computer games, sunflower seed planting station, a scavenger hunt in the museum and much more!

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Grade Four Harvest Demonstration

Saskatoon WDM Grade 4 Threshing Demonstration bundle wagonApproximately 3000 students attend the annual Grade Four Threshing Demonstration at the Saskatoon WDM. The event has been a WDM tradition since 1975. It recreates harvests of years gone by, with a focus on highlighting the progression of harvesting methods over time. 

Grade: 4

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Museum Days

Saskatoon WDM Museum Days Milking CowOverview: Come learn, live and celebrate Saskatchewan's heritage at Museum Days. Museum Day will bring the museum alive, inside and out, with demonstrations, interpretations, displays and activities. Students, accompanied by a chaperone/teacher, may try their hand at different “old-time” activities, including making a rope, turning wheat into flour, writing with a nib pen and ink, washing clothes on a scrub board, pumping water and more.

Grades:
2 - 6

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Caring For Our Own - Health Care in SK
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide For Teachers

Sock, onion, mustard powder, garlic, photo of iron lung, mortar and pestleOverview: Students will understand that advances in technology and medical knowledge, improved transportation and all weather-roads, free medical care, and a host of other factors have contributed to improving health care for the people of Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan's leadership role in the path to Medicare will be highlighted. In the in-museum Discovery Box program, they will look at how early Saskatchewan residents responded to medical situations. The in-classroom lesson plans compare medical care of the past with that of contemporary Saskatchewan and discuss the technology and knowledge that have contributed to the care we receive today.

Grade: Grade 4 Social Studies
Dates: This program is available September-October and January-June.

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A Place to Call Home - Immigration to SK
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide For Teachers

Chart with photos and vocabulary words relating to 5 child immigrants to SaskatchewanOverview: Students will learn about immigration and relocation Saskatchewan from the perspectives of children representing different time periods and cultures. Through in-classroom lesson plans, students will investigate the ethnic origins of people in their community as well as the emotional aspects of immigrating to a new country, both positive and negative. In the in-museum Discovery Box program, students will learn about the journeys of fictional immigrants and the special possessions they brought with them to Saskatchewan.

Grades: Grade 4 Social Studies and English Language Arts (also Grade 5)

Dates: This program is available September-October and January-June.

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When the Lights Came On - Rural Electrification in SK
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide For Teachers

Candles, a model gas stove, a toaster, and other items from the WDM Rural Electrification programOverview: Students will explore what farm life was like before the rural electrification program brought power to Saskatchewan's farms in the 1950s. The effects of rural electrification on the lives of farm families and surrounding communities will be considered through hands-on interaction with artifacts in the in-museum Discovery Box program and through stories and writing assignments contained in the in-classroom lesson plans.


Grades:
Grade 4 Social Studies (also Grade 3 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.

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