Museum Schools Grades 1 - 3

Grades 1 – 3

Most school programs are offered from September to June and are 90 minutes in length. The cost is $6 per student (minimum $100 per program).

To book a school program please contact the Education Officer or submit a school programming request form.

School Programming Request Form

 Grade 1: At Work and Play in the Old Town Hall

Come visit Woodstock's first fire hall, market, police lock-up, town council chambers, ballroom, theatre and auditorium!

Children will set up their own stalls in our farmers’ market and sell and barter market goods with their classmates. Then it’s on to the town council for a mini council meeting to experience what it was like to be a mayor, newspaper reporter or councillor. Finally, head up to the Grand Hall to have a Victorian era dance complete with period music and dance cards.

In this one unique building, students can discover how the timeless social and physical needs of Woodstock's first settlers were met by a number of different people.

 Grade 2: Simply Mechanical

Our simple machines make work seem like play! Simply Mechanical uses experimentation and interaction with artifacts from the Museum's education collection to give the children a hands-on historical experience, while also introducing them to the mechanical advantages of the wedge, lever, pulley, wheel, screw and inclined plane.

Children will tinker with and test out some of the fascinating implements that made life easier for the first settlers of Oxford County. 

 Grade 2: Celebrations and Traditions

Students will develop an understanding of their local community and begin to examine the global community. By exploring a variety of traditions and celebrations within their families, and diverse groups within our community, students will develop an understanding of how traditions contribute to and enrich their own community and Canadian society. Christmas, Diwali and Hanukkah can be covered. December only.  

 Grade 3: When Settlers Came to Woodstock

This exciting program provides children with a hands-on opportunity to experience settler life in early Woodstock.

Travel across the ocean with us as we arrive in Woodstock in 1800. Try out pioneer tools, plant a heritage seed, compete in a spelling bee, dress-up in our pioneer children's clothing, and try your hand at spring cleaning. See how Woodstock has changed over the centuries!

Special Comments:

The spring cleaning segment can only be done in warm months outside. Contact the Education Officer for more information.

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Phone: 519-539-1291
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