The Simcoe County Museum offers a wide range of curriculum-based education and interpretive programs for elementary and secondary school students.
Virtual School Programs
Cost: $50 per class
Length: 1 hour
Virtual Early Settler Workshop
This virtual program will allow students to experience early settler life without leaving their classroom. Interact with costumed interpreters, tour historic buildings, and engage in group discussion to learn about some of the differences between early settler and modern life.
Virtual Wendat Experience
This virtual program will allow students to learn about the Wendat, known a
s the Huron by European explorers. Take a virtual tour of our reproduction longhouse, examine centuries-old artifacts, and experience traditional Wendat stories to learn about the Indigenous people who lived here in Simcoe County over 400 years ago.
Virtual Power of Communication
How have communication technologies changed society since the days of oral stories? Find out with our virtual program that takes your class on a journey tracing the steps from pictographs, to Morse code, to the modern day telephone. Take a closer look at the role that communication played in the shift from an agrarian society to an increasingly urban culture.
Virtual If Elected
This virtual program offers a unique exploration of the different systems of government with a focus on the County of Simcoe municipal system. Participants will explore the different levels of government and have the opportunity to vote in a mock election.
Examine the issues facing different provinces in the Confederation debate of the 1860s. Students will have the opportunity to role-play as key political figures of the period and explore the motivations for, and obstacles to, Confederation. Participation in a simulated Quebec Conference will allow students to determine the future of British North America.
Simcoe County and WWI
Bring to life the trials and tribulations of the Great War through this virtual, interactive lecture series. Students will interact with costumed Interpreters and use archival images and case studies to learn the many ways World War I impacted people living right here in Simcoe County. Students will learn about everything from recruitment and training to the front lines to the medical system to the Home Front.
Virtual Victorian Christmas
Kindergarten to Grade 3
Students will virtually visit the Museum's Victorian exhibits, and discover the origins of a Canadian Christmas to learn how families celebrated Christmas in the 1800s.
Program is offered November to December.
For more information on Education Programs please see the links below or contact the Supervisor, Education & Visitor Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-728-3721. Please refer to the Education Programs booklet for details or contact the Museum staff to customize a program to suit the needs of your students.