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Virtual Camp Day 3:
A Day in the Life of a 1900s Settler

As you complete each activity, share your work with other campers and the WDM on this week’s Kudoboard.
Caregiver note: This is not a private board. Please make sure your children do not post anything you are uncomfortable with them sharing.

Answers to Day 3’s puzzles, quizzes, and activities will be posted at the top of Day 4’s page.


Activity #1: Story Time! Socks for Supper

By: Jack Kent, 1978
Read by: Courtney Tuck-Goetz, Education and Public Programs Coordinator at WDM Saskatoon


Activity #2: Schoolhouse Colouring Sheet

A line drawing of a 1900s era one room schoolhouse. A female teacher uses a pointer to point at math equations on the blackboard at the front of the room. Two rows of test angle away from the board. Students sit two to a desk. A wood or coal burning stove sits in the middle of the room between the two rows of desks. An upright piano sits in the right front corner. In the left front corner is the teachers desk with a globe, books, and a handbell on it.A one room school meant all the students from Grades 1 – 8 shared the same teacher and the same classroom. Learn more, then grab your markers or crayons and add some colour to the classroom.

The One Room School (PDF)

Schoolhouse Colouring Sheet (PDF)
This colouring sheet is by local illustrator, Timothy Senko. Share your finished colouring page on this week’s Kudoboard.


Activity #3: Finger Stitching

Finger Stitching Instructions (PDF)

Share your finished project on this week’s Kudoboard.


Activity #4: Morse Code

Morse code is a series of dots, dashes and spaces used as a code to communicate. Learn more about Morse code and try decoding a secret message in the activity below.

Morse Code Information (PDF)

Morse Code Activity (PDF)

The video above is an excerpt from A Telegraph Legacy, a video produced in 2010 by the Western Development Museum and Museum volunteer, Bill Ryan.


Activity #5: 1910s Slang Words

Worksheet about Slang WordsSlang are words or phrases spoken and understood by a group of people from a specific region or with similar dialects. For example, people from regions outside of the Prairies may not know what ‘Bunny Hugs’ or ‘Puffed Wheat Squares’ are. I bet you do! Check out the activity below to learn some slang words from over 100 years ago. Do we still use any of them today?

Prairie Slang Terms from 1910s and 1910s (PDF)
Are there other fun prairie slang terms that you know? Share them with other campers on this week’s Kudoboard.


Activity #6: Milling Flour

Flour can be made from many types of grain but, in Saskatchewan, wheat flour is one of the most common. Watch the video to learn about how wheat is milled into flour. Then, learn a bit more about wheat and flour.

Saskatchewan Wheat & Flour (PDF)


Activity #7: Baking Bread

Watch WDM Exhibits Assistant Cory Schwega as he bakes bread from a 1915 cookbook.


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