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School Then and Now

Photos, school hand bell, syrup tin and binder with program script open

Through comparisons, students will explore how school life has changed from the early 1900s to present day for teachers and students.

Grades

Grade 2

Locations

Moose Jaw | North Battleford | Saskatoon | Yorkton

Subjects

ELA | Social Studies

Program Cost

$3 per student

Length

Variable

Program Type

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

Description

Through comparisons, students will explore how school life has changed from the early 1900s to present day for teachers and students. The in-Museum Discovery Box program features touchable artifacts to facilitate experiential learning. Through the in-classroom lesson plans, students will learn about proper letter format and write letters to students of the future and place it in a time capsule.

In-Museum School Then and Now Discovery Box Program

A Union Jack, a hand-held bell, a slate, and a syrup pail help tell the story of School Then and Now in this WDM programThis teacher-led Discovery Box will explore the similarities and differences between schools of Saskatchewan’s past and those of the present.

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 School Then and Now Lesson Plans in English (PDF).

Curriculum Connections

Grade 2: Social Studies IN2; IN2;  DR2  and ELA CC2

Historical Thinking Concept: Continuity and Change

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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