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Connecting to the World – Saskatchewan Achievements in Communication

Canadian National Telegraphs telegram communication form

Students will learn about how communication technologies, or lack thereof, affected the lives of people in the past, challenges which impeded communication with others, and how communication continues to play a major role in the lives of people today.

Grades

Grade 7

Locations

Moose Jaw | North Battleford | Saskatoon | Yorkton

Subjects

ELA | 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 how communication technologies, or lack thereof, affected the lives of people in the past, challenges which impeded communication with others, and how communication continues to play a major role in the lives of people today. In the in-museum Discovery Box program, students will examine artifacts to learn about how advances in commutations technology have affected the daily lives of people in Saskatchewan. The in-classroom lesson plans will focus on Saskatchewan’s achievements in the field of communication, including SaskTel’s fame as a world leader in fiber optic technology.

In-Museum Saskatchewan Achievements in Communication Discovery Box Program

This teacher-led Discovery Box contains artifacts related to communications history, including a telegraph key, a telephone insulator, a crystal radio, and a dial telephone.

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 Saskatchewan Achievements in Communication Lesson Plans in English (PDF).

Curriculum Connections

Grade 7: Social Studies DR7.3 and English Language Arts CR7.4CR7.7CC7.5CC7.9

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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Resources

WDM North Battleford Telephone Office exhibit


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