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Lesson Plans: Rural Electrification in Saskatchewan

Wood burning stove with kettle, pot, and frying pan on top

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 stories and writing assignments.

Grades

Grade 3 | Grade 4

Locations

Moose Jaw | North Battleford | Saskatoon | Yorkton

Subjects

Social Studies

Program Type

In Classroom Resource

Description

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 stories and writing assignments. These lesson plans include material lists, Saskatchewan ‘Fast Facts,’ and links to additional resources.

Download Rural Electrification in Saskatchewan Lesson Plans in English (PDF).

These Lesson Plans may be done on their own or as a complement to an in-Museum Rural Electrification in Saskatchewan Discovery Box program.

 

Curriculum Connections

Grade 3: Social Studies IN3.1; DR3.2; RW3.3
Grade 4: Social Studies RW4.1; RW4.3

Historical Thinking Concept: Continuity and ChangeHistorical Perspectives

 

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