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A Christmas Long Ago – In-Museum Program

Cozy living room scene with a glowing (fake) fireplace, green braided rug ont he floor, and armchair beside a decorated Christmas tree.

A Christmas Long Ago is a two-hour, Museum-led program that provides an opportunity for students to learn about 1910 settler life and, in particular, about family traditions during the Christmas season in rural Saskatchewan.

Grades

Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Kindergarten

Locations

Moose Jaw

Date

November 28, 2023 - December 20, 2023 | Moose Jaw

Subjects

Social Studies

Program Cost

$4/student

Length

2 hours

Program Type

Museum Led Program led by Museum staff or volunteers.

Description

For those who celebrate, Christmas is a time when thoughts turn to family gatherings, decorated trees, turkey dinners, brightly wrapped gifts and Christmas carols. Like today, settler children in the early 20th century grew more excited as Christmas drew near – wondering what the hung stocking would hold, what new toy may be under the tree, what shape the newly cut tree would take and what goodies their family would bake.

A Christmas Long Ago is a two-hour, Museum-led program that provides an opportunity for students to learn about 1910 settler life and, in particular, about family traditions during the Christmas season in rural Saskatchewan.

Program Content:

  • An interactive holiday story including pictures, replicas and special hands-on artifacts.
  • An opportunity to play with replica wooden toys.
  • A holiday craft where students make a home-made Christmas card.
  • A self-guided educator or chaperone-led scavenger hunt of the Museum galleries. The scavenger hunt will be emailed to you in advance of your visit.

A Christmas Long Ago – Full Program Information (PDF)

“All I can say is I thought the program was fantastic. The only thing I would do differently in the future is plan to arrive earlier so the students can have a bit more time to explore the museum. Thank you for such a great experience!” – Teacher, 2021

 

Curriculum Connections

Kindergarten

Social Studies INK.2
English Language CRK.1, CRK.2, CRK.3, CRK.4, CCK.2

Grade 1

Social Studies IN1.1, DR1.1

“[The program aligned with] the beginning of our traditions unit in Social Studies. A great opportunity to see what happened 100 years ago with real examples.”
– 2019 Educator

“[My class] was excited to be part of the “A Christmas Long Ago” program highlighting past traditions. It worked well with the Social Studies program for K – 3.”
– 2019 Educator

How to book or inquire

Applications for this program have now closed.

If you have questions, please email or call us at moosejaw.ed@wdm.ca or 1-306-693-5989.

 

Museum Manners & Program Rules

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