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Virtual Education Programs

Take your students on a virtual field trip at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum. Until we can welcome you back for in-person field trips, we are developing online resources to help you enliven learning.

 

New Fall Programs

New season brings new programs. Join us for the following exciting and time-limited programs.

For more information or to book an online visit contact our Education Coordinator, Michael van Huisseling at mvanhuisseling@regionofwaterloo.ca or call 226-338-2103 

NEW - Amazing Pollinators (Oct – Dec)
kids in amazing pollinatorsRecommended Grades: 1-3+ Science and Technology
This limited time exhibit program will have students investigate the magical way that animals and plants work together to ensure we have food to eat. Engaging activities and thought-provoking exploration, whether In-Person or Live-Online, will have your students thinking through some important topics in the Science curriculum.
   
 

NEW – White Questions. Black Answers. With Grace Ibrahima (Oct – Dec)

Grace IbrahimaGrade 6 Social Studies – Communities in Canada: Past and Present

Inspiring author and speaker, Grace Ibrahima, is passionate about eliminating racism and ignorance. Grace is open to answering any questions young people have but may be afraid to ask, as she endeavors to break down barriers and walk together as friends. Grace will be joined in answering questions by Dr. Rick Csiernik, Professor School of Social Work, King’s University College at Western University.
This unique pilot program will select a limited number of classes to participate, and will require teachers to express how they will use the opportunity to promote further positive outcomes.

 

 

Live-Online Classroom Visits

Bringing the museum to your classroom. We are taking the very best of our onsite education programs and activities and offering 30 minute virtual programs to engage your students.  

For more information or to book an online visit contact our Education Coordinator, Michael van Huisseling at mvanhuisseling@regionofwaterloo.ca or call 226-338-2103

Baskets Full of Old and New - Suggested Grades JK/SK & Grade 1

Costumed village standing in front of general storeJK/SK & Grade 1 Social Studies

Your class we’ll go through items found in our historic General Store and compare them with similar and familiar objects we use today. Conversation can be catered to discuss the purpose and attributes of the objects, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the people using them. A great idea for a fun virtual show and tell.   

 

Changes in Matter - Suggested Grade 5 

BlacksmithGrade 5 Science and Technology 

The coal-fired forged heats up the cold steel, molecules really begin to get moving, smoke and steam rise into the air.  Be transported to our Blacksmith Shop to discuss the three main States of Matter and learn a thing or two about this vital historic trade.

 

Coming to Canada - Suggested Grades 9 & 10

MuseumGrade 9 Canadian Geography & Grade 10 Civics and Citizenship

Diverse communities of people have come from all over the world to Waterloo Region for generations, and it continues today.  Visit our gallery live-online with museum staff to hear personal stories and accounts people coming to Canada.  Have a focused discussion on the topics your class is tackling, from factors affecting political issues, to implications of immigration and diversity for Canada.

 

Berlin to Kitchener - Suggested Grade 10

Lord KitchenerGrade 10 Canadian History
We’ve adapted one of our most popular secondary school programs for you.
Live and prepared video components with the familiar figures and elements you know and love.
*This Live-Online Classroom Visit is approximately 45 minutes
 

Oral History Project
Oral History Project - Help Us Make History

We are offering teachers, students, and families the opportunity to use this fully developed program to conduct their own oral history interview and literally make history.

Participate Now!

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Field Trip Videos

When a field trip is out of the question, journey to a virtual museum! Check out over 40 curriculum-linked videos. See all videos.

Featured VideoThe Forgotten Black Settlers of Waterloo and Wellington Regions

Have your Say
Have Your Say – We Want to Help

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