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1881 Schoolhouse

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)

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Curriculum Outcomes

Video Clip of Program

Student Feedback:

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

“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!”

Student Postcards: