Bring the Museum and Archives to your students

We deliver!

  • Bussing is expensive!
  • Most of our curriculum based school programmes have an outreach version and we can come to you!
  • Outreach programming is offered at a cost of $50.00 per class, with a limit 35 student s per presentation.
  • Multiple bookings are welcome within the same school, but group sizes are limited to ensure the quality of the programming
  • The following programmes are offered in the classroom for the 2014/15 school year:

           

Kindergarten 

 

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.

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

GRADE 6

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.  Working in small groups, students will trace the history of a family, identify pertinent family artifacts, and determine the impact of the family on the community.  Each group will present their findings to the class.  AVAILABLE AT THE MUSEUM OR IN THE CLASSROOM

 

Grade 7

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.

 

 GRADE 8

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.

 

HIGHSCHOOL

GRADE 10

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.

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 libbyw@wellington.ca