Grade 3: Coming Home: Early Settlers in East Gwillimbury

Duration: 3.5 hours – morning or afternoon

Brief description: Students investigate and describe the communities of early settlers through the experience of the Children of Peace and the community of Hope (Sharon). Students will be able to participate in hands-on activities, inquiry based learning, and make cross-curricular connections in order to compare and contrast the lives of early settler children and their own lives. The grounds and buildings are available for lunch, or teacher led activities for the remainder of the day.

Curriculum Connections: Social Sciences – Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada, 1780–1850, People and Environments: Living and Working in Ontario

Cost per Participant: The cost of the program is $5 per student, transportation is not included.

How to Book: This program is available each Monday through Friday in the months of May, June, September, and October. An alternative outreach program is available year round.

Grade 7: Peacemakers, Rebels and Reformers

Duration: 3.5 hours – morning or afternoon

Brief Description: Using 19th century primary sources (letters, diaries, newspaper articles, etc.) students will explore the story of the Children of Peace. This group was formed during the War of 1812, inspired by the Rebellion of 1837, and instrumental in the fight for responsible government in Canada. The grounds and buildings are available for lunch, or teacher led activities for the remainder of the day.

Curriculum Connections: History – Canada, 1800–1850: Conflict and Challenges

Cost per Participant: The cost of the program is $5 per student, transportation is not included.

How to Book: This program is available each Monday through Friday in the months of May, June, September, and October. An alternative outreach program is available year round.

Grade 8: “In Their Own Words….”

Duration: 3.5 hours – morning or afternoon

Brief Description: One of the ways historians study our past is through the writing people have left behind. Using letters, diaries, and other writings from our archives, students will be able to learn the importance of utilizing primary documents in study of history. The grounds and buildings are available for lunch, or teacher led activities for the remainder of the day.

Curriculum Connections: Creating Canada, 1850–1890, Canada, 1890–1914: A Changing Society

Cost per Participant: The cost of the program is $5 per student, transportation is not included.

How to Book: This program is available each Monday through Friday in the months of May, June, September, and October. An alternative outreach program is available year round.

All Grades: DIY Field Trip

Duration: 3.5 or 6 hours

Brief Description: Not seeing anything here that will work for your class? Design your own field trip by selecting from ten pre-planned modules that will enhance your lesson plans. Modules include: In the Schoolhouse, The “Farm”acy, The History of Light & Lighting.

Curriculum Connections: Various – Depending on Grade Level

Cost per Participant: $5 for ½ day, $8 for full day

How to Book: This program is available each Monday through Friday in the months of May, June, September, and October. An alternative outreach program is available year round.