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Grade 4: Social Studies, English Language Arts 

Title: 1881 Schoolhouse 

Students experience schoolhouse lessons of the 1880s in Edmonton's first public school (1881). Visitors will experience how schooling in Alberta has changed over time. The lessons and stories provide multiple perspectives of Alberta's heritage.

Program length: 2.5 hours

Maximum group size: 30
Optimal adult/student ratio: 1 adult for 7 students
Program fee: $200 (No fee for Edmonton Public Schools)

To book, call 780-422-1970.

Curriculum Outcomes

Video Clip of Program

 

Grades 2 & 4: Social Studies, English Language Arts

Title: Grandma's Place: A Visit to Grandma and Grandpa's in the Thrifty '30s 

A hands-on experience involving activities and 'chores' based on those of the early 1900s. Students gather information about life in the '30s from multiple perspectives in order to develop an appreciation and respect for the contributions of Alberta citizens of the past.

Program length: 2.5 hours

Maximum group size: 30
Optimum adult/student ratio: 1 adult for 7 students
Program fee: $200 (No fee for Edmonton Public Schools)

To book, call 780-422-1970. 

Curriculum Outcomes Grade 2

Curriculum Outcomes Grade 4

 Video Clip of Program

 

Grade 6: Social Studies

Title: Mr. Puffer Goes to Parliament: A Study of Government in Perspective

A hands-on experience that compares the issues, roles and responsibilities that existed for the first Provincial Parliament (1906) with those that exist for government in Alberta today. Students participate in a mock provincial election and role-play early Alberta historical figures.

Program Length: 2.5 hours 

Maximum Group Size: 30 
Supervision: teacher plus 2 parents
Program Fee: $200.00 (No fee for Edmonton Public Schools)

To book, call 780-422-1970.

Curriculum Outcomes Grade 6

Video Clip of Program

 

Student Feedback:

“I really like using the iron. I have never used one before. I thought it was super fun! I think I actually made the cloth on the ironing board really smooth. This chore inspired me to iron at home. I hope I do that soon!”

“I am thanking you for all the information you gave us about the 1881 school house. It was a wonderful day.”

“I really enjoy the grandpa’s tool shed because I got to use old tool like drill and hammers, and I got the feeling of how people built and fixed things in the olden days.”

“I had an outstanding time at the school house! Not only was I entertained, I also learned a lot about the past. I liked the slates and wish we used them now-a-days. The same thing goes for the spelling bee! My experience was really enjoyable and I hope we can come back another year!”

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