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Synergy – Co-operation in Saskatchewan

Artifacts representing co-operation, including a model barn, co-operative member certificate, map, and piece of quilt

Students will learn about early co-operation in Saskatchewan, what an organised co-operatives is, and what co-operative action means.

Grades

Grade 7

Locations

Moose Jaw | North Battleford | Saskatoon | Yorkton

Subjects

Social Studies

Program Cost

$3 per student

Length

Variable

Program Type

Teacher Led Program led by a teacher, with guidance from Museum staff.

Description

Students will learn about early co-operation in Saskatchewan, what an organised co-operatives is, and what co-operative action means. Particular attention will be paid to the co-operative movement in Saskatchewan. The in-museum Discovery Box program will highlight the many ways Saskatchewan’s people have demonstrated their co-operative spirit. In-classroom lesson plans focus on co-operatives in times of crisis and the spirit of co-operation at work in their families, in their school, and in their communities.

In-Museum Discovery Box Program

This teacher-led Discovery Box will highlight the many ways that Saskatchewan’s people have demonstrated their co-operative spirit. It contains artifacts related to co-operative history, including twine, a milk bottle, photographs, stock certificates, and maps. This teacher-led Discovery Box contains artifacts related to transportation history, including a model Red River Cart, horseshoe, maps, and a railway date nail.

In-Classroom Lesson Plans and Resources

Three complete in-classroom lesson plans (with material lists, Saskatchewan ‘Fast Facts’, and additional resources) available FREE in school libraries as part of the Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide for Teachers resources book and online.

Download Co-operation in Saskatchewan English Lesson Plans (PDF).

Curriculum Connections

Grade 7: Social Studies RW7.1PA7.1DR7.3

Historical Thinking Concepts: Historical Significance

How to book or inquire

Contact the WDM you would like to visit:

Moose Jaw

Contact WDM Moose Jaw at 1-306-693-5989 or moosejaw.ed@wdm.ca.

North Battleford

Contact WDM North Battleford at 1-306-445-8033 or nbattleford.ed@wdm.ca.

Saskatoon

Contact WDM Saskatoon at 1-306-931-1910 or saskatoon.ed@wdm.ca.

Yorkton

Contact WDM Yorkton at 1-306-783-8361 or yorkton.ed@wdm.ca.

Museum Manners & Program Rules

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