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One Room, Many Lessons – In-Museum Program

Interior of one room school museum exhibit. Teacher wearing a long dress stands at the front of the classroom facing the camera, holding a handbell ready to ring it. 3 students sit facing her in wooden topped desks.

One Room, Many Lessons builds critical thinking and analytical skills by inviting students to identify key characteristics of their classroom or school and then compare them with characteristics of a rural one room schoolhouse attended by settler children in 1910.

Important!

Preparing for your school visit to the WDM during COVID-19

Following provincial government guidelines, the WDM will no longer require proof of vaccination for groups visiting the WDM after February 13. After March 1, masks are recommended, but not mandatory, for visitors. To continue protecting the health and safety of our visitors, WDM staff and volunteers will continue to wear masks in our Museums. Full information on all WDM COVID-19 policies and procedures.

Grades

Grade 1 | Grade 2

Locations

Saskatoon

Date

November 8, 2021 - December 15, 2021 | Saskatoon

Subjects

ELA | Social Studies

Program Cost

$3.50 per student

Length

1.5 hours

Program Type

Museum Led Program led by Museum staff or volunteers.

Description

One Room, Many Lessons builds critical thinking and analytical skills by inviting students to identify key characteristics of their classroom or school and then compare them with characteristics of a rural one room schoolhouse attended by settler children in 1910. Students will also explore how the roles of teachers and students have stayed the same and how they have changed over the last 100+ years.

The central component of the program is an immersive visit to the WDM Saskatoon Boomtown schoolhouse. Museum staff take on the role of a 1910 school teacher leading students through a typical school day. Students will learn about artifacts in the schoolhouse, sit in old-fashioned desks, participate in an elocution lesson and try printing on slate boards.

This program includes introductory activities to help introduce the topic and further learning and review activities enhance and compliment themes covered in the visit and check student comprehension.

One Room, Many Lessons – In-Museum Program – Full Program (PDF)

 

Curriculum Connections

Grade 1
Social Studies PA1.1, DR1.5, DR1.3
English Language Arts CC1.1, CC1.2

Grade 2
Social Studies IN2.1, IN2.2, DR2.1

 

How to book or inquire

Classes will be registered on a first come, first served basis.

Click here to apply for WDM Saskatoon One Room, Many Lessons – In-Museum program.

For more information, please contact Meredith at mhebb@wdm.ca or 1-306-931-1910.

 

Museum Manners & Program Rules

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