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WDM Saskatoon - Grade 5


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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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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Hold Onto Your Hat: Weather in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide For Teachers

Overview: Students will learn about our four seasons, the challenges they have presented, and how we have adapted to and harnessed the forces of nature. Through an in-museum Discovery Box and in-classroom lesson plans, they will also learn about weather lore or the past and investigate its validity as it pertains to predicting the weather.

Grade: Grade 5 Science
Dates:
This program is available September-October and January-June.

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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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Seneca Roots and Saskatoons: Traditional Plant Use
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide For Teachers

Overview:  Students will learn about the many ways First Nations have traditionally used plants used plants for food and medicines, in ceremonies, to construct useful objects and in artist expression.

Grade: Grade 5 Social Studies and English Language Arts

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 5 Social Studies IN5.1, DR5.1, DR5.2; Science HB5.1, FM5.3; Health Education USC5.3 (also Grade 4)

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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