Teachers & Schools

Black Creek Pioneer Village offers education programs suitable for all grade levels, all year round. All of our programs are based on the Ontario curriculum for Social Studies, History, Environmental Studies, The Arts, and Health and Physical Education.

– NEW! –
Virtual Programs for Schools

OPTION 1: VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
Pricing: $150 (per class, maximum of 30 students)
Duration: 1.5 hours

Enjoy your favourite Black Creek programs virtually! A costumed educator will visit with students virtually in their home or classroom, shares videos and photos from the Village, and lead an active exploration of life in the 1800s. Student participation is encouraged through activities and reflective questions. Choose from a variety of program options designed for all ages and grades.

OPTION 2: VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP + POST-VISIT ACTIVITY + VIRTUAL SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOP
Pricing: $250 (per class, maximum of 30 students)
Duration: 2.5 hours (1.5 hour virtual field trip + 1 hour workshop)

Build on knowledge gained in the Virtual Field Trip to develop skills and deepen understanding. Choose from different workshops that combine learning, skills development, and active fun!

Option 2 – Program Components:

  1. Virtual Field Trip: Explore the 1800s through an activity-based Virtual Field Trip led by a costumed educator. Visit a 19th century building and learn through guided activities.
  2. Activity Package: Reinforce concepts through an in-classroom skills-based activity package.
  3. Virtual Workshop: Solidify learning in a virtual workshop that develops skills and “dives deeper” into a topic of your choice.

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

LIFE ON THE FARM
Suitable for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 2

costumed educators tend to vegetable garden at Black Creek Pioneer Village

OPTION 1: Virtual Field Trip

What would you find on a farm long ago? Students learn about the roles that family members, farm animals, and plants played on a family farm.

OPTION 2: Virtual Field Trip + Workshop

Choose from the following workshops:

  • What is an Artifact? (Grade 2): Students are sent on a mission to find an object that represents an important event or celebration they participate in with their family. At the next session, an educator will join the class live from the Village, to reveal what different objects can teach us about how families in the past came together.
  • Then & Now (Grade 1): Students are given the task of drawing a picture or taking a photo of a place in their community that they go to with their family. At the next session, an educator will join the class live from the Village to discuss how we use old photos and maps to learn how communities change over time.
  • Stories & Games (Junior/Senior Kindergarten): Students receive a package with a variety of photos, activities, and games from the past. These can be used at home or in the classroom. At the next session, an educator will join the class live from the Village to engage students in an interactive story that will reinforce concepts learnt in the first session.

Book Online

BOOKING PROCESS: Please choose a date and time slot for your virtual field trip, indicate the number of students and teachers participating, and select “Continue”. You will then be given the option to add a virtual workshop for an additional $100. Please select ONE workshop only. Call (416) 667-6295 if you have questions or experience problems with your registration.

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YESTERDAY’S CHILD
Suitable for Grades 2 to 3

costumed educator presents demonstration of 19th century baking at Black Creek Pioneer Village

OPTION 1: Virtual Field Trip

Discover the everyday lives and challenges of different communities that lived and worked in 19th century Ontario. Topics covered include food, clothing, education, recreation and work, and the roles of children.

OPTION 2: Virtual Field Trip + Workshop

Choose from the following workshops:

  • What is an Artifact?: Students are sent on a mission to find an “artifact” that represents an important event or or experience in their life or the life of their family. At the next session, an educator will join the class live from the Village to discuss what different types of artifacts teach us about communities in the past.
  • All About Food: Students receive three different 19th century recipes that they can try at home. At the next session, an educator joins the class live to introduce kitchen tools from the past and examine 19th century recipe books.

Book Online

BOOKING PROCESS: Please choose a date and time slot for your virtual field trip, indicate the number of students and teachers participating, and select “Continue”. You will then be given the option to add a virtual workshop for an additional $100. Please select ONE workshop only. Call (416) 667-6295 if you have questions or experience problems with your registration.

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SOCIETY & CHANGE
Suitable for Grades 6 to 8

costumed educator at Black Creek Pioneer Village

OPTION 1: Virtual Field Trip

Enter the world of Confederation-era Canada. Interpret, analyze, and evaluate Canada’s past through the eyes of women, children, and the various religious and ethnic groups that contributed to our country’s development.

OPTION 2: Virtual Field Trip + Workshop

Choose from the following workshops:

  • What is an Artifact?: Students are sent on a mission to find an “artifact” that represents an important event or experience in their life or the life of their family. At the next session, an educator will join the class live from the Village to discuss what different types of artifacts teach us about the challenges, changes, and contributions of different communities in the past.
  • The Doctor Dilemma: Should Emily Stowe and Jennie Trout be allowed to attend medical school? Students are sent both primary and secondary sources to explore in order to prepare for a lively debate. At the next session, an educator will join the class live from the Village to moderate a discussion of the “admissions panel” deciding the future of these two trailblazing women!

Book Online

BOOKING PROCESS: Please choose a date and time slot for your virtual field trip, indicate the number of students and teachers participating, and select “Continue”. You will then be given the option to add a virtual workshop for an additional $100. Please select ONE workshop only. Call (416) 667-6295 if you have questions or experience problems with your registration.

Go to Booking Page