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One Room, Many Lessons – In-Museum Program

Slate board with child's drawing of a small school house with a flag flying on a pole beside it

Registration for this program has closed for the 2023-24 school year. 

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.

Grades

Grade 1 | Grade 2

Locations

Saskatoon

Date

September 18, 2023 - December 22, 2023 | 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.

Registration for this program has closed for the 2023-24 school year. 

“We love coming to the museum and having an organized program to attend, followed by touring around in small groups. They get the best of both opportunities!” – Teacher, 2021

 

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

Registration for this program is now closed for the 2023-24 school year.

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

“[We liked] being in the school house with the program leader! It was so nice to get back to in person programming and have that educational experience with hands on  activities and learning for students in such a unique place!” – 2021 Educator

Check out our virtual version of the One Room, Many Lessons program here >>

 

Museum Manners & Program Rules

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