One Room, Many Lessons – In-Museum Program
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.
Grade 1 | Grade 2
September 18, 2023 - December 22, 2023 | Saskatoon
ELA | Social Studies
$3.50 per student
Museum Led Program led by Museum staff or volunteers.
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.
“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
Social Studies PA1.1, DR1.5, DR1.3
English Language Arts CC1.1, CC1.2
Social Studies IN2.1, IN2.2, DR2.1
How to book or inquire
Classes will be registered on a first come, first served basis.
“[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
Museum Manners & Program Rules
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