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School Programs


 

 

  1905 School Experience

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                                      Farm Tour on Hay Rack

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  Tour of Farm Artifacts

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PROGRAMS OFFERED


Program A Morning                   Social Studies oriented           (Up to approximately 25 students)

Starts 9:30am. Finishes 12:00 noon


*Hands-on activities:

  • One Room School house – students will learn about how different student activities in a one room 1905 school were.
  • Identify farm artifacts and their use and have a guided tour in a historic 100 year old horse barn.
  • Participate in the art of rope making and take home a souvenir

 

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Program B Day                             Social Studies  oriented           (Up to approximately 25 students)

 Starts 12:30am. Finishes 2:30pm

            *Hands-on activities:

  • Experience school life in a one room 1905 school house.
  • Identify farm artifacts and their use and have a guided tour in a historic 100 year old horse barn.

     

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    Program C Day                             Social Studies oriented           (Up to approximately 25 students) 

*Also correlates with grade 4 Social Studies – Critical Challenge

 Starts abt. 9:30am. Finishes: 2:30pm. (Depending on your time schedule.)

 

**ARTIFACT IDENTIFICATION & UNDERSTANDING (RCMP, 1st Nations, Homesteader & Early School education) (early 1900’s)

     

Description:

  • Students will excavate artifacts & facsimiles from a sand pit.

  • Students will move to an artifact related environment to identity and discover the use and context of the artifacts.

  • Students will, with props, develop a skit related to the artifacts and present it to their fellow students.

  • Depending on time, there may also be a hands-on related activity challenge


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Program D Day                                Social Studies oriented           (Up to approximately 25 students)

 *Also correlates with Phys Ed, Art,

 Starts abt. 9:30am. Finishes: 2:30pm. (Depending on your time schedule.)

 

Description:           Students will be involved in hands on sessions that will learn about:

  • Fabric Recycling – students will learn about early recycling as a way of life and weave a bracelet.

  • Horse Shoes – students will learn the old game of horse shoe tossing.

  • One Room School house – students will learn about how different student activities in a one room 1905 school were.

  • Hay rideRide on a hay wagon to learn of local wildlife and learn local settler’s history.

  • Artifact Tour & Identification Tour the barn & area and try to identify the artifacts and their use.

  • Rope Making – students will have a chance to help in making a rope the way it’s been done for hundreds of years.

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Program E Day                 Science Oriented                                (Up to approximately 25 students)

(Topic E, Plant Growth & Changes, 4-10)(Topic C, Class Room Chemistry, 5-7)(Topic A, Waste & Our World, 4-5)

(Topic B, Wheels & Levers, 4-6)


 

Starts abt. 9:30am. Finishes: 2:30pm. (Depending on your time schedule.)


SCIENCE DAY EXCURSION    An exciting day of exploring plants & gardens, kitchen chemistry & simple tools as it was in the early 1900’s as well as today


  • Discover the variations of leaves, stems, flowers, roots and what parts are used by us. Also lean about composting and how plants are spread.

  • Experience the chemical reactions as well as the gears & levers that are involved in baking bread, preserving food and making your own homemade ice-cream.

  • Take a tour of the barn and discover the tools (simple machines) that were used. Using the clues provided, you tell me what devices incorporate mechanical advantages as well as what their use was.

  • See how gears interlock as twist fibers together to make your own rope the old fashioned way.

  • Experience the advantages of pulleys as we try to raise hay to the loft.          

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Program F Overnight                                               (Can accommodate groups up to abt. 80)

            Starts 9:30am on day 1. Finishes 10:45am day 2.


AN EXCITING DAY OF HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE EARLY 1900’S


Brief description:

  • One Room School house – students will learn about how different student activities in a one room 1905 school were.

  • Dance- Learn some western type of dances including the Virginia Reel, Patty-Cake-Polka, Western 2 Step, Western Line Dancing.

  • Ranch & Farm Management - Students will learn about cattle management including ownership management (branding) and will brand their own keepsake.

  • Tools & Construction - Rope making: Students will have a chance to help make a short rope using a rope making machine.

  • Fabric Recycling - Student will learn about recycling fabric as done by early settlers and weave their own bracelet.

  • Foods - Learn how foods were produced, preserved, and prepared, including students churning butter, baking  ‘Baking Powder Biscuits’, making ice-cream and making ‘Grandma Emily’s’ soup.

  • Horse ShoesStudents will be taught the old game of horse-shoes and have a chance to play.

  • Hay Ride - A ride on a hay wagon around the farm to observe new calves as well as learn about local history and local wild life.

  • Historic Barn Tour – Take the challenge to identify the artifacts and learn their uses.

  • Supper – As has been prepared by students during ‘foods’. (optional)

  • Dance Period – A chance to do the dances learned as well as others.

  • Bonfire & Sing-a-Long - Snack?

  • Movie

  • Sleep-over

  •  Country Breakfast – Hot Cakes, Scrambled Eggs, Juice & Fruit    (optional)







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