Grandma's Place: A Visit to Grandma and Grandpa's in the Past
Grade 4: Social Studies, English Language Arts
This hands-on experience involving activities and 'chores' based on those of the early 1900s helps grade 4 students to gather information about life in the past 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 + GST (No fee for Edmonton Public Schools)
The program supports the grade 4 Social Studies and English Language Arts curriculum outcomes.
“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 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.”