Elementary School Programs

Families and Traditions

New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Canada Day, birthdays...What do these days have in common? Often families have traditions which are carried out on these special days. Special memories are also linked to certain locations: the kitchen is where holiday cookies are made, the living room is where birthday presents are opened.

During this field study the students will examine artifacts which represent the traditions of various families and discuss their own family traditions, build a model of a room and list family activities which take place in that room, and create a simple role play to understand how family traditions are passed down.

Social Studies Topic C: Other Canadian Families
Science Topic C: Building Things
Health Topic B: Relating to Others
Health Topic C: Life Careers

Program Length: 2 hours


People and Places of Millet

Would you survive without food and water? What about clothing and shelter? And don't you need recreation, entertainment, affection too?

During this field study at The Millet and District Museum and Exhibit Room the students will discover how needs are met in a community. Through a number of activities they will recognize the importance of water, its characteristics, and its uses. They will also have an opportunity to work together to make butter!

Social Studies Topic A: People Nearby
Science Topic A: Exploration of Liquids
Health Topic C: Life Careers

Program Length: 2 hours


The Changing Landscape and Lifestyles of Millet

Was Millet the same place 100 years ago as it is today? Why wouldn't Millet have remained the same? This study allows students to discover the answers to these questions for themselves.

The program involves both an in-depth study of local museum artifacts and a hands-on examination of a large collection of rocks and minerals, many from the Millet area. Students will create their own comic strip focusing on stories and memories from Millet's past.

Social Studies Topic A: My Community I in the Past, Present and Future
Science Topic A: Rocks and Minerals
Health Topic A: Self Awareness and Acceptance

Program Length: 2 hours


Artifacts and Agents of History

It took a lot of hard work for Millet's pioneers to establish a settlement and to make a living. And yet they managed to find the time for church functions, social gatherings, and family get-togethers. How was this possible?

Technology existed then as it does today. This field study allows the students to examine artifacts from a number of time periods and to build their own tools using wheels, gears, and levers. The students will also hear stories relating to the technology of the day.

Social Studies Topic C: Alberta: Its People in History
Science Topic B: Wheels and Levers
Health Topic C: Life Careers

Program Length: 2 hours


Interactions and Influences of Millet Development

Lots of Land. Land was the reason that most of Millet's original settlers chose to come to this area. Where did these settlers come from? What did Millet look like when they got off the train or pulled up in their wagon?

By studying artifacts that reflect the connections Millet settlers had with other countries, identifying the natural environment waiting for the settlers as they arrived and evaluating the reasons for settlement, the students will develop the sense that a community is made up of many identities shaped by a variety of influences.

Social Studies Topic C: Canada's Links with Other Countries
Science Topic E: Wetland Ecosystems
Health Topic C: Life Careers

Program Length: 2 hours


Investigating Rights and Responsibilities in Millet's History

What will I wear today? What will I have for lunch? Should I see a movie or play mini-golf? These are just a few of the simple decisions we make everyday.

During the two world wars there were many important decisions to be made.
Although they were not on the front, the people who remained at home assisted in the war effort in numerous ways. During this field study, the students will use their own decision-making process to discover and understand the decisions made and problems solved by the citizens of Millet.

Social Studies Topic A: Local Government
Science Topic D: Evidence and Investigation
Health Topic A: Self-Awareness and Acceptance

Program Length: 2 hours


Booking the Field Study
To make arrangements for your field study, please phone the School Program Co-ordinator @ (780) 387-5558 and provide the following: School name, address, and phone number; Teacher name; Grade; Number of students (maximum 30); and Tentative dates.

  • A minimum of 14 days advance notification is required by The Millet and District Museum and Exhibit Room.
  • A deposit of $40.00 is required to confirm your booking. This deposit is forfeited upon cancellation.
  • A minimum of 1 adult supervisor is required for every 4 students.
  • Cost: $2.50 per student per program with a minimum of $40.00 (includes program guides). G.S.T. exempt.

Field Study Program Guides
Each program includes three resource guides: an Information Guide, a Teacher Resource Guide, and Student Resources. The Teacher Resource Guide and Student Resources contain pre- and post-field study activities. The guides are sent to the school upon receipt of the $40.00 deposit.
The program guides were compiled by Patricia Shields, M.Ed. Spectra Education.

The Museum has Stairchair access to the lower permanent displays.


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