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Virtual Our Collective Threads School Program

The clothes we wear offer clues to who we are and where we come from. Students will examine a selection of textiles reflecting the diversity of Saskatchewan’s people past and present and then think about how their own clothing choices reflect aspects of their identify. They will be challenged to think critically about the exhibit creation process, what impacts decisions about what is or isn’t included, and what that means for how history is presented to the public by museums.

Grades

Grade 5 | Grade 6 | Grade 7

Locations

Moose Jaw | North Battleford | Saskatoon | Virtual | Yorkton

Date

February 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023 | Virtual

Subjects

Arts Education | ELA | Social Studies

Program Cost

School Classrooms: $75/class
Home School Groups: $25/household

Length

Depending on Activities Used

Program Type

Virtual Program

Program Details

The clothes we wear offer clues to who we are and where we come from. What we wear can often tell others about our hobbies and interests, our skills, our cultural background or our jobs.

The WDM holds an extensive collection of textiles worn by Saskatchewan people from the 19th century to the present day. From this collection, 20 clothing stories are featured in the Our Collective Threads virtual exhibit, reflecting the diversity of Saskatchewan’s people past and present.

In Module 1 of this school program, students will visit the Our Collective Threads virtual exhibit to examine these pieces and how they reflect the stories and identities of their wearers. In Module 2, they will reflect on how their own clothing choices reflect parts of their identity and create a visual representation of who they are. In Module 3, they will be challenged to think critically about the exhibit creation process, what impacts decisions about what is or isn’t included, and what that means for how history is presented to the public by museums.

Virtual Our Collective Threads full program information (PDF)

 

Curriculum Connections

Grade 5
English Language Arts CR5.1, CR5.2, CC5.1, CC5.2

Grade 6
Arts Education CP6.10
English Language Arts CR6.1, CR6.2, CC6.1, CC6.2, CC6.8
Social Studies IN6.1

Grade 7
English Language Arts CR7.1, CR7.2, CC7.1, CC7.8, CC7.9

 

How to book or inquire

 
Registrations for this program will be accepted from February 1 – May 26, 2023.

 

Registration and Payment Options:

1. Register & Pay Online >>
Note: After you complete the registration form, you will be given a link to complete payment. Both steps are required.

2. Register & Request Invoice (Schools Only) >>

 

Virtual Programs – Cancellation & Refund Policy

You will receive a confirmation email within three business days with information about how to access the program materials. You will have access to program materials until June 30, 2023.

If you have any questions, please email education@wdm.ca.

 

Museum Manners & Program Rules

Museum Manners & our Virtual Code of Conduct 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.... Read More


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