When the Lights Came On – Rural Electrification in Saskatchewan
Students will explore what farm life was like before the rural electrification program brought power to Saskatchewan's farms in the 1950s.
Grade 3 | Grade 4
Moose Jaw | North Battleford | Saskatoon | Yorkton
$3 per student
Teacher Led Program led by a teacher, with guidance from Museum staff.
Students will explore what farm life was like before the rural electrification program brought power to Saskatchewan’s farms in the 1950s. The effects of electricity on the lives of farm families and surrounding communities will be considered through hands-on interaction with artifacts in the in-museum Discovery Box program and through stories and writing assignments contained in the in-classroom lesson plans.
In-Museum Rural Electrification in Saskatchewan Discovery Box Program
This teacher-led Discovery Box contains artifacts that represent pre and post-electricity life in rural Saskatchewan.
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.
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Electrified Appliances, circa 1955