Museum
Thursday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Currently closed
Moreston Heritage Village
Closed for the season
Archives
Thursday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Currently closed
Grades:
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Subjects:
History
Social Studies
Visual Arts
duration
2 hours

School Days

Minimum 15 students / Maximum 25 students plus teacher and 1 parent helper per 6 students.
Offered throughout the school year

You and your class will experience school as it was in 1920 when the Moreston Heritage Village school teacher rings the bell to start the lesson. Sharpen your skills to be ready for some Mental Arithmetic; try your hand at Cursive Writing; take part in a class Spelling Bee and discuss similarities and differences between the 1920s and today!

Help your students separate fact from dramatic myth with this program. This program uses archival documentation to ensure accuracy, and represents an extensively researched day in the life of the rural No. 1 Derby Schoolhouse. 

Our Education Liaison will work closely with you to ensure programming elements connect to your current in-school lessons to make for the best possible experience for you and your students. Pair with Pioneer Life to cover the development of Grey County from early settlers (Pioneer Life, 1850s), to established farms and brick buildings (School Days, 1920s), and today.

Due to the 1920s time period covered in this program the Social Studies curriculum ties are not related to early settlers.

Please note this is not a 'pioneer' program. 

Have a JK/SK or grade 4 or higher class? We are happy to discuss programming options to connect to your specific curriculum.

Social Studies

A1. 
Describe some of the ways in which people’s roles, relationships, and responsibilities relate to who they are and what their situation is, and how and why changes in circumstances might affect people’s roles, relationships, and responsibilities as well as their sense of self.
B3. Describe significant aspects of their community, with reference to different areas, services, and natural and built features, demonstrating an understanding of some basic ways of describing location and measuring distance.


The Arts: Visual Arts

D1
. Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process to produce a variety of two and three dimensional art works, using elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings;
D3. Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of art forms, styles, and techniques from the past and present, and their social and/or community contexts.

Social Studies

A1. 
Compare some significant traditions and celebrations among diverse groups and at different times, and identify some of the reasons for changes in these traditions/ celebrations.
A2. Use the social studies inquiry process to investigate some of the past and present traditions and celebrations within their own family and the communities to which they belong.
 

The Arts: Visual Arts

D1.
 Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process to produce a variety of two and three dimensional art works, using elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings;
D3. Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of art forms, styles, and techniques from the past and present, and their social and/or community contexts.

Social Studies

A1.
 Compare ways of life among some specific groups in Canada around the beginning of the nineteenth century, and describe some of the changes between that era and the present day.


The Arts: Visual Arts

D1. 
Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process to produce a variety of two- and three-dimensional art works, using elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings;
D3. Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of art forms, styles, and techniques from the past and present, and their social and/or community contexts.

When booking, please notify staff regarding any food allergies.

More Education Programs

Climb Your Family Tree

This program focuses on the importance of family history and will teach students how to conduct research both at home and in the Archives.

Cranberries, Candles, and Claus: Holiday Traditions of Grey County

Participate in the celebrations that Grey County’s first settlers brought over from their homelands. Visit three of our heritage buildings in Moreston Heritage Village as you hear their stories, create classic decorations, and discover how the holidays grew and changed over the course of the 1850s – 1920s.

Pioneer Life

Take a trip back to Grey County's settlement. Discover the daily life of a settler and explore some of the reasons that drew immigrants to the Queen's Bush in the hopes of finding a better life. 

WWI Education Day

Experience the Great War, "the war to end all wars" by participating in our full WWI Education Day at Grey Roots Museum & Archives.