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MUSEUMS COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES!
This charming programme introduces kindergarten students to the concepts of museums and collections with an interactive and hands-on programme introduced by our very own "Wellington Mouse" character. The programme includes story time with Wellington, a craft and hands- on artifact investigation. AVAILABLE AT THE MUSEUM OR IN THE CLASSROOM.
HISTORY DETECTIVES; Building Wellington County
Social Studies: Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada, Past and Present.
Using Wellington County as an example of how Canadian communities develop, this hands-on inquiry based research programme highlights community builders of Wellington County as well as our state of the art Archives. Students will learn how to begin a basic genealogy project by exploring the history of five instrumental families from different parts of Wellington County. AVAILABLE AT THE MUSEUM OR IN THE CLASSROOM
RICHARD PIERPOINT AND THE QUEENS BUSH: A CASE STUDY OF BLACK SETTLEMENT IN WELLINGTON COUNTY
History: Canada, 1800-1850: Conflict and Challenges
Through creative presentation, using primary evidence, students will be introduced to several individuals personally involved in the Pierpoint and Queens Bush settlements. Students as active investigators will be challenged to determine why these settlements ultimately disappeared from the County landscape and the history books. AVAILABLE AT THE MUSEUM OR IN THE CLASSROOM.
IF THESE WALLS COULD SPEAK
History: Canada 1890 - 1914: A Changing Society
The House of Industry and Refuge operated from 1877-1947 offering accommodation to Wellington County's "deserving poor", including many families and children. This programme offers a fascinating glimpse into an important part of the county's social history, at a time of great change. Students will have the opportunity to examine and compare the different characteristics of a child's life in 1892; family chores, school work and daily routines at the "Poor House" will be explored through a variety of hands-on activities and case studies. What were/are the social roles and responsibilities of being a citizen of Wellington County? AVAILABLE AT THE MUSEUM OR IN THE CLASSROOM.
CANADA. FALL IN! THE CANADIAN FIRST WORLD WAR EXPERIENCE
This programme focuses on WW1 trench life and Wellington County's involvement in the war. Students will explore a variety of issues through examination of primary and secondary sources. AVAILABLE AT THE MUSEUM OR IN THE CLASSROOM.
ADVENTURES IN HISTORY, CUSTOM DESIGNED MUSEUM VISIT
Working directly with the classroom teacher to identify the particular interests of the class, students will spend a full or half day on a "behind the scenes" visit highlighting career opportunities in the museum field, including exhibit design, conservation, curatorial and archival duties. Full or Half day versions.
TO BOOK YOUR MUSEUM VISIT OR HAVE THE MUSEUM VISIT YOU, please call Libby Walker, Activity Programmer, Monday through Friday at 519.846.0916, ext. 5224 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org