Suffrage Education Program for Grades 4-12
In connection with the DCC's in-house produced exhibit "Sisters United: Women's Suffrage in Saskatchewan" an educational program has been created that is free to download and use in the classroom! There are unique programs for three groups: Grades 4-5, 6-9, and 10-12.
The entire exhibit is available online here, or can be downloaded below (it is fully bilingual). All program materials can be downloaded below.
Teacher Guide, Grades 4-5
Teacher Guide, Grades 6-9
Teacher Guide, Grades 10-12
Program PowerPoint Presentations
Bio Cards of Suffragists
English Group Packages 1-5
French Group Packages 1-5
Do Artifacts Tell Stories? (Great War Program)
Students can further engage with the content in the online exhibit "Deo et Patriae - For God and Country: The University of Saskatchewan and the Great War" with a 1-hour curriculum-based educational module. Students can be divided into five groups, with which they will rotate through five stations, each with a differnet set of images of artifacts. At these stations, students will start developing historical thinking skills, such as evidence and interpretation. Each group will do a critical analysis on the artifacts. They will be looking at trench artifacts, trench tools, uniforms, the Vimy Monument, and medals that were given out after the First World War. This information is then complied in an artifact analysis sheet, where students will be answering a series of questions based on their interpretations.
All program materials can be downloaded below.
Artifact Analysis Sheet, Grades 6-8
Artifact Analysis Sheet, Grades 9-12
Artifact Image Sheets
Why History Matters (Great War Program)
Students in Grades 6-12 can further engage with the content in the online exhibit "Deo et Patriae - For God and Country: The University of Saskatchewan and the Great War" with a 1-hour curriculum-based educational module. Divided into five groups, students will research themes from the exhibit using articles, stories, poems, propaganda, and visuals. They will critically analyze topics including how attitudes changed during the course of the war, significant scientific and munitions developments, the role of women in society, the treatment of Indigenous people and immigrants, and our remembrance of the war. Students will use their findings to create articles, similar to those published in the campus newspaper The Sheaf during the war. The articles will be compiled into a newspaper that the students can take back to the classroom.
All necessary materials can be downloaded below.
Fakes and Forgeries (for high school students)
The Diefenbaker Canada Centre is hosting a travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum entitled, Fakes and Forgeries. This exhibit provides hints on how to tell the real from the fraudulent and provides the visitor with a chance to guess an authentic artifact or specimen from an almost identical forgery. Fakes and Forgeries features items from the Royal Ontario Museum’s collection, spanning the Museum’s dual mandate of Natural History and World Cultures. Displays also include modern knock-offs ranging from black market DVDs, to designer brand clothing and accessories, to counterfeit computer software, to counterfeiting currency and an array of counterfeit bank notes. Fakery includes deception through lies, half-truths, and manipulation of information to achieve a particular purpose.
If you have the opportunity, bring your students to see the exhibit and then continue the theme with the class project outlined below.