History Detectives is a two hour curriculum based hands-on education program which includes presentations, activities, and short films produced by WHAM. These films are accurate re-creations of photographs from the museum’s collection and the information contained within was found through researching primary sources.
Your students have researched a variety of topics throughout their school career, but how often have they had a chance to use primary sources for making a claim, developing an argument, or demonstrating a point? This program provides students with an opportunity to do these tasks by using archival records and artifacts from the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum’s collections.
By looking at primary sources that align with the Ontario History curriculum, students will get a chance to develop questions and identify evidence to support their conclusions. The History Detectives program includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum with a visit to our archives, artifact storage, and exhibition area.
This workshop is designed for students in grades 7 to 10 and provides an interactive way for students to learn more about historical inquiry, and build their knowledge and appreciation for primary sources when learning history.
This program aligns with:
- 2013 Revised History curriculum for Grades 7 to 8
- 2013 Revised Canadian and World Studies curriculum for Grade 10 (Applied and Academic)
Students will be involved with different components of the Inquiry Process by:
- Formulating questions
- Gathering and organizing information, evidence, and/or data
- Interpreting and analysing information, evidence, and/or data
- Evaluating information, evidence, and/or data and drawing conclusions
- Communicating findings