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Virtual Christmas Past and Present School Program

Learn about 1910 settler life and, in particular, about family traditions during the Christmas season in rural Saskatchewan. Students will compare and contrast how celebrating holidays has changed and what has remained the same over the last 150 years.

Grades

Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | K

Locations

Moose Jaw | North Battleford | Saskatoon | Virtual | Yorkton

Date

August 29, 2022 - June 30, 2023 | Virtual

Subjects

Social Studies

Program Cost

School Classrooms: $100/class
Home School Groups: $25/household

Length

Depending on Activities Used

Program Type

Virtual Program

Program Details

Christmas is a time when the thoughts of those who celebrate turn to family gatherings, decorated trees, turkey dinners, brightly wrapped gifts and Christmas carols.

Like today, children of long ago 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.

Through this virtual program, we provide an online opportunity for students to learn about 1910 settler life and, in particular, about family traditions during the Christmas season in rural Saskatchewan. Students will compare and contrast how celebrating the holidays has changed and what has remained the same over the last 150 years.

This virtual program features a downloadable video in which Museum staff lead students through a holiday story that includes photos, artifacts and replicas as we follow a Grandmother and Grandfather preparing for Christmas. Pre and post video resources include a selection of worksheets, crafts and activities appropriate for students Kindergarten – Grade 3.

Christmas Past and Present – Program Details (PDF)

 

Curriculum Connections

Kindergarten: Social Studies INK.2
Grade 1: Social Studies IN1.1
Grade 2: Social Studies IN2.2
Grade 3: Social Studies IN3.2

 

How to book or inquire

Registrations for this program will be accepted from August 29, 2022 – May 26, 2023.

 

Registration and Payment Options:

 

1. Register & Pay Online >>
Note: After you complete the registration form, you will be given a link to complete payment. Both steps are required.

2. Register & Request Invoice (Schools Only) >>

 

Virtual Programs – Cancellation & Refund Policy

You will receive a confirmation email within three business days with information about how to access the program materials. You will have access to program materials until June 30, 2023.

If you have any questions, please email education@wdm.ca.

 

Museum Manners & Program Rules

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