Thursday, January 3, 2013
What i found great about this classroom experience was that each table had artifacts from different aspects of the life of early Canadians. Agriculture, cooking, housekeeping, defense... Of course John Callum liked the armory stuff the best, he was thrilled to play with musket balls.
The children were asked to look the items over and guess what each object was used for. They did fantastic, and were so enthusiastic. Their history teacher Monsieur Philippe was so excited to see his students throwing themselves into learning.
To any teachers reading this, i recommend a field trip to the museum. It was brilliant.
i took this photo when we turned the students loose on the museum after the lessons.