Junior High School Programs

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. 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


Cultures and History in Millet

Because Canada is a country made up of people from many countries, we celebrate our cultural diversity and heritage.

By participating in this field study, the students will have an opportunity to use artifacts and evidence from the display exhibit to collect information around the concepts of communication, beliefs/values, socialization and roles, to develop a community tree to show the cultural origins of Millet's early settlers, and to discuss how different cultural origins affected the building and development of Millet.

Social Studies Topic C: Canada: A Bilingual and Multicultural Country
Science Topic 2: Structure and Design
Health Topic III: Life Careers

Program Length: 1 1/2 hours


Layers of History

Between 1860 and 1913, over 4 million newcomers settled the West. In 1913 alone, 400,000 new immigrants came to Canada. Many of these new immigrants followed the railway west.

During this field study, the students will work together to investigate lifestyles during the late 1800's and early 1900's. Using archival sources of information, the students will consider how the settlement of Millet represented other settlement patterns in the Canadian west. They will also use maps to draw conclusions about the effect of the railroad and the settlement of land on the development of Millet.

Social Studies Topic B: Canada: History to the Twentieth Century
Science Topic 4: The Earth's Crust
Health Topic I: Self-Awareness and Acceptance

Program Length: 1 1/2 hours


Technology and Change in Millet's History

Technology has an important impact on our quality of life today. But quite often we forget that technology played an equally important role in the lives of the settlers. People have always been creatively inventing ways to improve the way they live and the way they work.

By identifying and collecting information on artifacts that represent different technologies, by looking at archival sources of information relating to the technology used in farming and agriculture, and by creating a simple diagram of a working model of an invention patented by a member of Millet's community in the past, the students will discover the significance of technology in Millet's past.

Science Topic 6: Environmental Quality
Health Topic I: Self-Awareness and Acceptance

Program Length: 1 1/2 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 4 adult supervisors.

$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

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