Education Programs

Let us help you bring history alive with interactive, inquiry based programs created to compliment your classroom lessons. Written using the most recent Ontario curriculum, and we focus on making local connections to broader concepts of history.

How to Book: 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 3:
Early Settlers in East Gwillimbury

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.

G R A D E  7:
P e a c e m a k e r s,
R e b e l s  &  R e f o r m e r s

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.

GRADE 8:
"In their own words..."

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.

Not seeing a program that works for you and your classroom?

Contact us to ask about our DIY Field Trip. This program can be fully customized to fit your classroom needs.

Outreach programs are also available!