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Elementary Programs (Grades K-8) MAA
Elementary Programs (Grades K-8)

In-house:  Visit the Museum for the Schoolhouse Experience 

Grade 3

The school bell rings, and students travel back in time as they enter School Section #5 Markham for the day. Students visit the Heritage Schoolhouse where they will explore through role-play what it was like to go to school in 1850.This program also includes analysis of primary sources, and reflections and discussions that cover topics such as settlement history, segregated schooling, and what daily life was like for students. 

Curriculum Connections:

Social Studies Grade 3 Strand A. Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada, 1780–1850.

Grade 7/8

Students visit the Heritage Schoolhouse where they will learn disciplinary thinking skills and be taught how to think and work as a curator and an historian, while covering topics such as settlement history, segregated schooling, and what daily life was like for students. Students spend the morning engaged in inquiry based learning, and examine artefacts and primary sources. In the afternoon, students will explore through role-play what it was like to be a pupil in the year 1900.​

Curriculum Connections:

Grade 7 History Strand B. Canada, 1800-1850: Conflict and Challenges; Grade 8 History Strand A. Creating Canada, 1850-1890. Grade 8 History Strand B. Canada, 1890-1914: A Changing Society. 

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