Pre-Conference: Education Programs Meet the NEW Curriculum

Education Programs Meet the NEW Curriculum Study Tour

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.




What will you learn?

At the York Region District School Board Museum and Archives

  • Presentation of new curriculum by York Region District School Board (YRDSB) curriculum consultants

  • Idea exchange on what schools need and museums can offer

  • Presentation of an award-winning history project that connects personal history to the larger sphere

At the Wendat Village Public School

  • See how a school built beside a Huron-Wendat Village site has honoured local history

  • Presentation about the initiatives of the YRDSB First Nation Metis Inuit Education Department

  • Hear about the programs developed at the Scugog Shores Museum in conjunction with the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation


Which curriculum is changing?

The subjects listed below are part of the review. The revised curricula “will enable students to become responsible, active citizens within the diverse communities to which they belong.” (Social Studies Grades 1-6, History & Geography Grades 7-8 Curriculum, 2013, p. 6) Importance has been placed on the disciplinary skills of Historical and Geographical thinking, critical thinking and inquiry.

Grade 1-6 Social Studies [PDF]
Grade 7-8 History and Geography [PDF]
Grade 9-12 Social Studies and Humanities [PDF]

Grade 9-10 Canada and the World (revisions expected soon)
Grade 11-12 Canada and the World (revisions expected soon)


Download the Study Tour registration form.


This study tour is brought to you by: 
York Region

Township of Scugog    York-Durham Association of Museums & Archives     Ontario Museum Association