Using primary source material, students learn about the hardships of the 1930s in Canada, with particular focus on Ontario and the prairie farmers' experience. Subjects explored range from daily life to the broader political and economic implications of the Depression years in Canada.
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Discover many aspects of Iroquois culture by examining beaded objects made today and in the past. Students begin with their own observations and then learn the Iroquois point of view. The beaded designs and symbols on everyday and special objects reveal such information as: the Iroquois relationship to nature; beliefs and history; the organization of Iroquois society; how beadwork connects generations, and how it affected the interactions between European and Iroquoian cultures.
Students gain a fundamental understanding of the three main types of rock: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. They learn to identify different kinds of these rocks and, through hands-on activities, acquire skills to detect visual clues in rocks and to interpret these clues as evidence of how the rocks were originally formed.
Is the moon made of cheese? Is the sky really falling? How do astronauts go to the bathroom in space? The answers to these questions are no, yes, and you'll just have to see for yourself! Discover the world of astronomy as you take a tour of our solar system, get a good look at a real meteorite, visit with astronauts on the Space Shuttle, and more!
Take a glimpse into the ROM’s life science collections while learning about the importance of biodiversity, both close to home and around the world. This EduKit, with everything from skulls to spiders, introduces the topics of biodiversity, classification, adaptation and species at risk. Active learning through observation and experimentation encourages students to become more aware of their natural surroundings.
Introduce your students to family life in Ancient Egypt. Through text, pictures and replicated ancient objects, all aspects of an ancient Egyptian's life, from birth to death and beyond, are examined. Altogether 6 activity centres are included in this EduKit.
Our planet is made of rocks and minerals. But what are minerals, exactly? What distinguishes them from other materials? What kind of physical properties do they have? How can we identify and distinguish among different minerals? To answer these questions, student activity booklets include hands-on exercises that examine the topics of crystal shapes, hardness, cleavage, fracture, transparency, refraction, colour, and magnetism.
As a teenager strolling down a Roman avenue, what would be on your mind? The anticipation of your upcoming marriage, dreams of success in your next chariot race, or maybe just how much olive oil to pick up at the market? Students explore the many facets of Greek and Roman society as they examine objects that help to bring these amazing civilizations to life.
This senior level EduKit investigates the fascinating history of Egypt in regard to its political, cultural and economic structure. Subjects such as: religion, personal adornment, funerary customs, language and writing, art and architecture, political and social structure, as well as the rhythms of daily life and the marketplace will be examined.
Energy runs the universe. Explore the many forms that energy can take and learn how we store, change, use, and lose energy, especially in our everyday lives. Among other topics, students will examine solar, water, and wind power, energy chains, electrical generation, energy conservation, and renewable vs. non-renewable energy sources. A special section on Electrical Safety raises awareness about electrical hazards in students' daily life.