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Saskatchewan Agriculture – Contributions, Challenges, and Opportunities

Students will explore Saskatchewan contributions to agriculture between 1905 and 2005.

Grades

High School 10-20-30

Locations

Moose Jaw | North Battleford | Saskatoon | Yorkton

Subjects

Biology

Program Cost

$3 per student

Length

Variable

Program Type

Teacher Led Program led by a teacher, with guidance from Museum staff.

Description

Students will explore Saskatchewan contributions to agriculture between 1905 and 2005. Students will gain an appreciation for the complexity of the issues facing the industry and the ways that Saskatchewan innovation has and continues to overcome these challenges. Both the in-museum Discovery Box and the in-classroom lesson plans aim to give students an appreciation for the complexity of the agricultural industry.

In-Museum Saskatchewan Agriculture Discovery Box Program

This teacher-led Discovery Box contains items representing Saskatchewan’s innovative and diverse agriculture sector, including canola, peas, lentils, saskatoon berries, photos, models, and more.

In-Classroom Lesson Plans and Resources

Three complete in-classroom lesson plans (with material lists, Saskatchewan ‘Fast Facts’, and additional resources) available FREE in school libraries as part of the Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide for Teachers resources book and online.

Download Saskatchewan Agriculture Lesson Plans in English (PDF).

Curriculum Connections

Grade: Biology 20 Unit 4

Themes: Agriculture, Saskatchewan Contributions, Technology

How to book or inquire

Contact the WDM you would like to visit:

Moose Jaw

Contact WDM Moose Jaw at 1-306-693-5989 or moosejaw.ed@wdm.ca.

North Battleford

Contact WDM North Battleford at 1-306-445-8033 or nbattleford.ed@wdm.ca.

Saskatoon

Contact WDM Saskatoon at 1-306-931-1910 or saskatoon.ed@wdm.ca.

Yorkton

Contact WDM Yorkton at 1-306-783-8361 or yorkton.ed@wdm.ca.

Museum Manners & Program Rules

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Resources

Changes in Farming Practices in Saskatchewan by Amy McInnis, WDM (PDF)

Saskatchewan Weather, Climate and Soils by Amy McInnis, WDM (PDF)

Beyond King Wheat: Achievements of the Crop Development Centre by Amy McInnis, WDM (PDF)

The Wheat That Won the West: The Impact of Marquis Wheat Development by Amy McInnis, WDM (PDF)

The Transformation of Rapeseed to Canola: A Cinderella Story by Amy McInnis, WDM (PDF)

Agricultural Biotechnology in Saskatchewan by Amy McInnis, WDM (PDF)

Saskatchewan Contributions to Harvesting Technology by Amy McInnis, WDM (PDF)

Agricultural Diversification in Saskatchewan by Amy McInnis, WDM (PDF)

Innovative Implements: The Strength and Legacy of Saskatchewan’s Manufacturing Industry by Amy McInnis, WDM (PDF)

The Story of Crested Wheatgrass Development by Amy McInnis, WDM (PDF)

Grasshopper Campaigns in Saskatchewan During the 1930s by Joan Champ, WDM (PDF)

Agriculture: The Relationship Between Aboriginal Farmers and Non-Aboriginal Farmers, a joint WDM-SICC research paper by Eric Tang (SICC)

A Brief History of Agriculture in Saskatchewan by Ruth Bitner, WDM (PDF)

Saskatchewan Farm Facts by Ruth Bitner, WDM (PDF)


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