Grade 1: Family & Community Identity
During this field study, you and your students will be looking at family and community identity. Students will study the connections between artefacts and family traditions, between uniforms and group identity, and chores and traditions.
Students are divided into three groups. Each group rotates through different activities and sections of the Museum.
Display Room: Families and Traditions
Students will examine different artefacts in the Display Room and be asked to consider the traditions connected to these artefacts. Students will then be asked to consider if these traditions are similar to any of their own family traditions.
Exhibit Room: Group Identities
Students will examine the connections between uniforms and group identities by handling and examining different uniform hats.
Board Room: Work and Traditions
Students will participate in making butter, while listening to stories of other chores which children traditionally did in the past. Students will be prompted to consider how they would feel about doing these chores, as well as what chores they do.