Children's Educational Programs
The Dundas Museum and Archives provides fun and interactive programs directly linked to the Ontario Curriculum. Students can explore the exhibits and participate in hands-on activities that connect them with the archives, the artifacts, and their community. The recently renovated Museum is fully accessible and boasts a large education room dedicated to stimulating and interactive experiences.
Facilitate your students' learning with the Dundas Museum and Archives!
To discuss programming for your group, please contact staff at 905.627.7412 or email email@example.com.
Make the programs at the Dundas Museum & Archives part of the education plan for your classroom or youth group. Our entertaining, educational programs connect young people with their community and its history in a fun, hands-on fashion.
Adventures in History!
- Topics, teaching methods, and activities are based on the goals of the Ontario Curriculum.
- Our programs help develop young peoples' powers of perception, analysis, imagination and creativity.
- The students' participation and questions are welcomed and encouraged.
- Programs are built on the children's own knowledge, skills and values, encouraging development of personal connections with the past.
- Programs can be tailored to the needs of your group.
- Scouting, guiding, pre-school, and youth groups are welcomed.
- The Museum's extensive reference library includes terrific resources geared to elementary aged students in the areas of First Nations, pioneer life, Black history and the World Wars.
For Primary Grades:
Using historic photographs, artifacts, and modern images, students will learn to indentify the different roles and responsibilities of members of our local community.
Dundas in 3D!
How well do you know your community? A hands-on, 3D mapping activity that lets students identify key places in Dudnas and make connections to the world around them.
What Makes a House a Home?
Through an exploration of household artifacts from the past, students will gain an understanding about the many factors that make a house more than just a shelter.
Ontario Curriculum Connections:
Heritage and Citizenship, Canada and World Connections, Drama and Dance, Healthy Living
For Junior Grades:
Come and Get It! You Are What You Eat
Join us as we explore how food is connected to our local community's traditions and history. Through an examinaton of the transportation, preparation, and the availability of food, students will gain an understanding of how different the lives of the early settlers were.
Come and Get It! Better Butter Making
This hands-on program will enrich your students' understanding of early settler children. So let's shake, shake, shake, as we experience the tradition of making butter.
Ontario Curriculum Connections:
Heritage and Citizenship, Canada and World Connections
For Intermediate Grades:
Dundas Remembers: The Home Front
At times of war, the citizens of Dundas pulled together to help ensure victory. Using archival documents and artifacts, students wll gain an understanding of the sacrifices of ordinary citizens.
Ontario Curriculum Ties:
Canada and World Connections, Drama and Dance
The Doctor's Office: Curious Cures
Can't find what you are looking for? We would be happy to tailor our programming to fit the needs of your class or group. Give us at call at 905.627.7412 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can help bring adventures in history to your children.