Grades: Kindergarten – Grade 3
Booking: November – January
Tis the season to be jolly! Join the Myrtleville House Museum this festive season and discover the traditions of Christmas Past. Explore early settler Christmas traditions such as the adoption of the Christmas tree, the emergence of gift-giving, and the holiday season before Santa Claus. Students will have the opportunity to trace changing traditions through a variety of hands-on holiday activities, including the chance to make their very own wooden toy!
Tis the season to be jolly! Join the Myrtleville House Museum this festive season and discover the traditions of Christmas Past. Explore early settler Christmas traditions in the festively decorated historic house. The tour will highlight the origins of Christmas traditions such as the adoption of the Christmas tree, the emergence of gift-giving, and the holiday season before Santa Claus. Students will have the opportunity to trace changing traditions through a variety of hands-on holiday activities, including the chance to make their very own wooden toy! Baking traditional gingerbread cookies in the historic kitchen will be a highlight of this fun field trip.
- Use play as a means to further their learning in the areas of problem solving, mathematics, science and technology, the arts, language and to continue developing social skills.
- Communicate effectively by listening and speaking.
- They will practice listening, speaking and responding to fellow classmates.
- Show awareness of the passage of time.
- Participate in games or experiment with toys that include counting and numbers and require balance, co-ordination, perceptual skill and spatial awareness.
- Express their own thoughts and share experiences.
- Participate in visual arts activities using a variety of materials.
- Compare the leisure activities of the early settlers to entertainment today.
- Recognize the museum as a special place within the community and understand its function.
B3 Understanding Context: The Elements of the Local Community
- B3.1 Identify some of the natural and built features of their community by recognizing the importance and role of a museum in the community.
Science and Technology
Earth and Space Systems: Daily and Seasonal Changes
- 1.1 Assess the impact of daily and seasonal changes on human outdoor activities and identify innovations that allow for some of these activities to take place indoors out of season.
Understanding Matter and Energy
- 1.2 Describe how the everyday lives of different people and other living things would be affected if electrical energy were no longer available
Heritage and Identity Changing Family and Community Traditions
A1: Why Traditions Change
- A1.1 Compare ways in which some traditions have celebrated over multiple generations.
A3: Understanding Context: Tradition and Heritage
- A3.5 Demonstrate an understanding of simple chronology.
- A3.6 Identify ways in which heritage is passed on through various community celebrations and events
Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada 1780 – 1850
A1. Application Life in Canada Then and Now
- A1.2: Compare some of the roles of and challenges facing the people in Canada around the beginning of the nineteenth century with those in the present day.
A2: Inquiry: Community Challenges and Adaptations
- A2.1 Formulate questions to guide investigations into some of the major challenges facing different groups and communities in Canada from 1780 – 1850.
- A2.2 Gather and organize information on major challenges facing different groups and communities and on measures taken to address these challenges, using a variety of primary and secondary sources.