Living History Morning grades JK-8

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Date(s) - 10/04/2018
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Calvary Christian Academy


This year we are hosting our first ever interactive “Living History” morning where students talk with people who have lived through various decades of history and can remember the world being very different than it is today. This will take place on Tuesday, April 10th and parents are welcome to attend!


The day will begin with local author and storyteller Mary Cook meeting in the gym with grades 5-8 from 9am-10am. She will be talking to them about growing up in rural Ontario in the 1930’s and 40’s. Following Mary Cook, grades 1-8 will meet in the gym from 10am-11am. We will be having a panel of special guests who the students will get to interview about growing up in a different era where games, clothing and daily life looked a little bit different than today. Over the first activity break, they will learn some classic recess games that were played by some of our special guests. The kindergartens will be involved in these activities as well.


The Ontario social studies curriculum is heavily focussed on getting students to ‘inquire’ about the world around them and ask good questions. The intention of this morning is to have students think about the way the world has changed. It’s also an opportunity for students to see the adults in their lives as primary sources of information about history. Finally, it is an opportunity for students to catch a glimpse of a world not dominated by screens and when entertainment was much simpler and often created by the children themselves.