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Students roll up their sleeves to assess, interpret and analyze archival documents and hands-on artifacts related to seven people of varied genders, ages, and ethnic backgrounds who lived in Surrey during World War One. The Chinese head tax, Komagata Maru incident and German internment are just a few of the challenging social and political issues during this time period that this teaching kit covers.
Three week loan / $53.00

Hands-on learning is key in this program, which explores the six simple machines: pulley, lever, wheel-and-axle, inclined plane, screw and wedge. Students look at photos of artifacts, view videos, go on a scavenger hunt, and make a catapult.

Gathering food, establishing local government, getting an education – all were fundamental needs in a pioneer community. Students learn how settlers managed, and relate their experiences of contemporary living in Surrey, one of the fastest growing cities in Canada.

Handmade presents and carols sung around the fireplace; discover the simple pleasures of the holidays as they were celebrated in Surrey long ago. Bring an old fashioned Christmas to life, as students examine archival photographs and artifacts, and make traditional decorations to bring home.

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