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A Trip Down Memory Lane for our Grade 4 Students
A few weeks ago, our grade 4 students had the opportunity to visit Black Creek Pioneer Village. The students had the chance to experience what a student’s life was like in the 1860s. School life in the 1800s is very different from life in the 21st Century. One student stated, “I thought that the field trip was an extraordinary experience. My favourite part was when we went to the school house and learned arithmetic and how to sing ‘God Save the Queen’. I also liked seeing the Stong’s two houses. If I lived in the 1800’s I would feel strange living in a time with no internet!”
Getting the children to look back and think about what life was like then was not only a lesson in history and social studies, but also provided them with a chance to reflect on how fortunate they are to have creature comforts like not worrying about what they would have for breakfast, lunch or dinner, a warm house and school, electricity, television, and technology such as the internet, etc. The students also had a discussion about how we think Education might be different in the next 150 years.
There are many educational benefits to taking students on field trips. Children learn about real-life experiences, through real-world learning. Field trips also provide access to experiences that they would not have in the traditional classroom. For more information on the benefits of field trips, please click here.