Even before the invention of hockey in 1875, sports were an important part of what it means to be Canadian. Through the exploration of artifacts and participation in engaging activities, students discover how sports influenced the lives of Canadian men, women and children in the 1800s. (This program is adaptable to meet the learning expectations of grades 2, 3, 6 and 8 social studies and history curriculum.
Build on knowledge gained in the Virtual Field Trip by adding one of the following optional workshops:
- What is an Artifact? (Grades 2, 3, 6 and 8): Students are sent on a mission to find an “artifact” that represents a sport, game or social event that is meaningful to them. At the next session, an educator will join the class live from the Village to discuss how different types of artifacts teach us about the challenges, changes, and contributions of different communities in the past.
- Stories & Games: Past & Present (Grades 2 and 3): Students receive a package with a variety of photos, activities, and games from the past. These can be used at home or in the classroom. At the next session, an educator will join the class live from the Village to engage students in an interactive story and other fun activities that will reinforce concepts learnt in the first session.