The Museum’s professional Education Department offers a full range of fun and engaging programs for students of every grade and ability level, designed specifically to adhere to the current Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum. For more information, choose one of the options below:
Every year thousands of students visit the Museum to learn about their own community’s history and about the lives of their ancestors. Our exhibits and artifacts provide a rich and illuminating historical backdrop that helps students immerse themselves in the past while making connections to what they are learning in the classroom. They leave the Museum with a wider appreciation of the significant role history plays in all of our lives.
For teachers unable to bring their classes to the Museum, we offer newly updated Education Kits on a variety of historical topics. These kits may include artifacts, audio-visual presentations, and activities relevant to the theme.
With the effects of the pandemic, and class visits and special guests up in the air, the Thunder Bay Museum is offering lesson plans that can be purchased to use in your classroom. These lesson plans consist of worksheets and activities to enhance and engage students of various grade levels.
With the effects of the pandemic, and class visits and special guests up in the air, the Thunder Bay Museum is offering virtual programs that can be presented over a virtual platform. These programs contain a showing of related artifacts, discussions, and follow up activities. We are also working on providing teachers with pre-recorded options that will highlight exhibits and local history directly to your classroom.