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A Trip Into the Past

Learning About Pioneer Life
Posted on 12/16/2019
pioneer tripAs part of the grade 3 curriculum, the students had an opportunity to learn about early settlers from Europe.

While dressed as pioneers, the students explored a number of well-preserved buildings from the 1800s including a house and a barn. While checking out the ice house, they tried their hand at using a butter churn to have a better understanding of how food had to be made from scratch, and how temperature-sensitive foods were stored. The biggest highlight was visiting the one-room schoolhouse and re-enacting a day in the life of pioneer children. They experienced how children of all ages were taught about farming and how they interacted with their teacher.

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Within the span of a few hours, the Simcoe County Museum gave the grade 3 students a better understanding of the daily lives and hardships faced by the pioneers. A memorable time was had by all!