Students examine the hardships faced by orphans in London, England, and their immigration to Canada through the 1870s to 1920s under the sponsorship of Dr. Barnardo's Orphanages. Concepts such as child labour, class distinction, poverty, immigration, and displacement are discussed using a selection of written materials and archival documents. Objects in the case assist the student in reconstructing an orphan's life in England, the journey to Canada, and placement with a Canadian family.
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Engage your students in ancient Chinese culture and the fascinating arts produced by its people. Through a variety of hands-on activities, secondary students will explore Chinese dynasties, the development of their intricate writing, ancient symbols of power authority, protection and prosperity still used in present-day China, innovative technological creations, as well as how bronze, jade and porcelain were made and their impact on the Western world.
Students examine artistic objects from Inuit culture to learn how these objects were made, and how they reflect traditional life in the North.
Students explore the distinctive designs of ceremonial and everyday objects traditionally made by the people of the Northwest Coast.
Through a series of hands-on activities, students examine how bones can be altered through weathering, permineralization and burial. Objects include a neck vertebra of a white whale, a 20,000 year old horse vertebra, and a fore-leg bone of a cow.
Using a variety of specimens, students examine how adaptations to environment and modes of locomotion can be revealed in bone appearance and structure. Other areas, such as skin, muscle and the human skeleton are explored in this EduKit.
Students explore the structure and appearance of bird eggs. Through a selection of bird egg specimens and models, students examine areas such as the laying, incubation and hatching of eggs.
Explore and discover the amazing fossilized remains of the largest animals to ever walk the Earth – dinosaurs! Students will investigate: dinosaur diets, feathered dinosaurs, dinosaur growth, extinction theories, and more! They’ll even measure life-sized dinosaur tracks, and calculate the dinosaur’s size and speed! Activity Centres in this EduKit link directly to the curriculum topics below.