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Museum Days

One of the Saskatchewan history activities - a woman in old fashioned dress and apron assists a young boy at a treadle sewing machine

Students learn by doing as they try their hand at old-fashioned skills, take a wagon ride and meet Museum volunteers.

Grades

Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6

Locations

Saskatoon

Date

May 26, 2020 - May 27, 2020 | Saskatoon

Subjects

Science | Social Studies

Program Cost

$4.00 per student

Length

2 hours

Program Type

Museum Led Program led by Museum staff or volunteers.

Description

Museum Days brings the Museum and Saskatchewan history alive, inside and out, with demonstrations, interpretations, displays and activities. Students accompanied by a chaperone/teacher may try their hand at different “old-time” activities. Teachers/Chaperones will be provided with a map listing of all activities taking place.

Interpreters will inhabit Boomtown; demonstrations, inside and outside (weather permitting), will add activity and interest. Make a rope, turn wheat into flour, write with a nib pen and ink, wash clothes on a scrub board and squeeze them through a hand-turned wringer, pump water, and more. Watch the blacksmiths shape a red-hot iron rod into a utensil or listen to the telegraphers send a message using the dots and dashes of Morse Code. Have you ever tried milking a cow? Here is your chance! All activities are intended to give children an idea of what it was like to live over 100 years ago.

We encourage students to dress as children would have in 1910 Saskatchewan.

Curriculum Connections

NOTE: Activities may vary from year to year, which means that some curriculum connections may change.

Grade 2 Social Studies IN2.1; IN2.2; DR2.1; DR2.2; RW2.1
Grade 3 Social Studies IN3.1; IN3.2; DR3.2; RW3.1; RW3.2; RW3.3
Grade 4 Social Studies IN4.2; IN4.3; DR4.1; RW4.1; RW4.2 and Science RM4.2
Grade 5 Social Studies DR5.1; DR5.3 and Science MC5.1; MC5.2; FM5.2; FM5.3
Grade 6 Social Studies

How to book or inquire

2020 information coming soon!

Museum Manners & Program Rules

Museum Manners are rules intended to keep students and our artifacts safe and ensure a good experience for all visitors. Please make sure your chaperones and students are aware of and ready to follow them. NOTE: Specific Museums and programs may have additional rules. Please check with Museum staff when... Read More


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