Education Kits

Educational Kit with a gas mask, resource guide, pins and other items associated with the kit.

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The Museum’s newly revamped Education Kit Program offers hands-on, object-oriented educational kits suitable for a class of 25-30 students. These kits cover a variety of historical topics and are compliant with the current Ontario curriculum. Each kit includes a teacher’s resource guide, artifacts and/or archival documents, hands-on activities, and discussion questions. Some kits may also include resource books, games, or audio-visual components.

Borrowing a Kit

Education Kits are available for three-week loan periods. Borrow a kit and deliver the program in your classroom at your own pace.

  • There is NO FEE for this loan, donations are encouraged.
  • Kits returned after their due date are subject to a $15.00 late fee.
  • Gloves will be washed prior and after use.
  • Case will be held quarantined for 72 hours before going out again.

Available Kits

Chew on This

Grades 1-3

Food and eating habits in the 1800s

Community Helpers

Grades 1-3

Early occupations, tools, and technological changes that shaped popular professions.

My Family Tree

Grades 1-3

Making personal connections with the past through genealogy.

My Home Town

Grades 1-4

Learning about Thunder Bay’s past using early maps.

The Story of Shoes

Grades 4-6

The history of shoemaking.

Headline News

Grades 4-6

The importance of newspapers for informing the present and preserving Thunder Bay’s past.

At War

Grades 5-12

Canada’s participation in the First and Second World Wars.

To borrow a kit or book an outreach speaker, please contact our Education & Outreach Coordinator by email or by phone at (807) 623-0801.