School Programs

Educational Programs at the Osgoode Township Museum

The Osgoode Township Museum offers many exciting educational programs based on our shared rural life .  Our programs can be coupled with a guided tour of the museum’s exhibits and artifacts, or they can be stand-alone programs held at the museum or at another location such as your school  as part of our Discovery Kits travelling programs.  All programs are facilitated by our museum representatives.

Educational Museum Workshops are designed for participants ages six and up, with a maximum of 30 participants per workshop. 

The fee for all educational programs, including on-site museum programs and our travelling programs is $5.00 per participant.  A museum representative will be present to lead each workshop.

If you wish to deliver an Educational Program to your class or community group on your own, Discovery Kits can be rented out for a week at a time, and cost $50.00 per kit.

The following is a list of the Educational Programs & Workshops which the Osgoode Township Museum is currently offering:

A New Life: The British Home Children 

The Home Children is an educational outreach program designed for educators in social studies and history as part of the Ontario School Curriculum. This program focuses on the history of the British Home Children and their contribution to Canadian society. Using examples from the museum’s collection, students will describe, identify, and analyze the experiences of the British Home Children and how they adjusted to their new life in Canada.

Building With Boyd Blocks

Building with Boyd Blocks is an educational outreach program designed for educators teaching social studies as a part of the Ontario School Curriculum. This program focuses on the heritage trade of stone masonry and its role in building communities by showcasing the Boyd stone masons of Osgoode a community within the Osgoode Township. Using examples from the museum’s collection, students will identify how stone masons were essential in building Canada one stone at a time. 

Simple Machines: Simplifying Farm Work 

Simple Machines: Simplifying Farm Work is an educational outreach program designed for educators teaching science and technology as part of the Ontario School Curriculum. This program focuses on the impact of simple machines on rural societies and environments. Using examples from the museum’s collection, students will assess, investigate, and demonstrate how simple machines move people, and allow humans to move objects with less force in the context of farm work.

The Great Cheese Circuit

The Great Cheese Circuit is an educational outreach program designed for educators teaching social studies as part of the Ontario School Curriculum. This program focuses on the farms and cheese factories of the Osgoode Township and its communities, and their commercial link to Ottawa. Using examples from the museum’s collection, students will identify how land was essential in linking these two communities.

Additional Hands On in House Activities 

The Osgoode Township Museum now offers a variety of additional hands on activties tailored to any group including: 

  • Artefact Handling 
  • Canning/Preserves (Butter, Jam, Pickles)
  • Guided Tours of the Agricultural Barn 
  • Planting in the Community Garden

Please do not hesitate to contact us to book your next program, or to request additional information.  It would be our pleasure to answer any questions you may have, and we would be happy to assist you with the selection of a museum workshop to suit your specific needs.   

Tel: 613-821-4062 

 

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