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 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.
Activity #3: Finger Stitching
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.
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
Slang 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?
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.
Activity #7: Baking Bread
Watch WDM Exhibits Assistant Cory Schwega as he bakes bread from a 1915 cookbook.