Children’s Educational Programs
Children's educational programs are a fun opportunity for young people to lean about history and
their community. Whether visiting with their classroom, Brownie or Scouting group, or with their family,
children are always welcome at the Dundas Museum & Archives.
Make the programs at the Dundas Museum & Archives part of the education plan for your classroom or Scouting/Guiding group. The educational programs connect young people with their community and its history in fun, hands-on fashion. Activities are based on the learning objectives of the Ontario Curriculum.
Programming is currently unavailable due to building renovations towards a barrier free facility which will better serve the community.
To discuss programming beyond the anticipated re-opening of the Museum in late May, 2013, please contact staff by telephone or email (see contact information) or in person at our temporary offices on the lower level of the Dundas Municipal Centre, (the former Dundas Town Hall), 60 Main Street, Dundas.
Adventures in History!
Topics and teaching methods are based on goals of the Ontario curriculum.
- They 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 and pre-school 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.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Number of Children: Maximum of 32
Cost: $3 per child; There is no charge for the adults accompanying.
Pre-booking is required.
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Our Community: Past & Present
Through fun, hands-on opportunities students will explore village life in the 1800’s. The roles and responsibilities of significant people in the community of the past will be investigated, and compared to the present day. The doctor, firefighter, police officer and postmaster will be of particular focus.
Ontario Curriculum Connections:
Heritage and Citizenship, Canada and World Connections, Drama and Dance, Healthy Living
Early Settlement: Home in the Valley
This program introduces students to the life and challenges of a new settler in the early 1800’s. The students will discover what life was like for children at work and play, including games, music and an exploration of museum exhibits. Come join us for a journey into the past!
Ontario Curriculum Connections:
Heritage and Citizenship, Canada and World Connections
‘I’m a Citizen!’ A Look at Our Government United Empire Loyalists
Students will learn about the three levels of government in Ontario. With plenty of fun hands-on activities, including a museum scavenger hunt and skits, this program will emphasize basic government roles and responsibilities while teaching students about important historic figures and events in the community.
Ontario Curriculum Ties:
Canada and World Connections, Drama and Dance