School Programs

Lynde House Museum


and Warren General Store
900 Brock Street South
Whitby, ON L1N 4L6 

905 665 3131
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Whitby Historical Society
BN 10820 6228 RR 0001

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Please contact the museum to schedule your class visit.

Programs meet Ontario curriculum

Programs meet Ontario curriculum

Fees:
Half day($3/student)
Full day ($5/student)
Payments through Square, CC or cheque at time of visit.

Bringing Historical Whitby to Life: School Visits

How can teachers and students experience Lynde House Museum?

Soon to be announced… New additions to the School Program with 

Seniors to Students Heritage Project.

Specialized guided Tours of the Lynde House with educational activities upon tour completion

Interactive small group activities in Visitor Centre of museum

Certified teacher created programming to meet Ontario Curriculum expectations

Sharing of classroom work and follow up project activities with the museum staff

Choose the Grade Level and activity option of your choice below and book your visit today!  

Grade 1 Program (half day – 2.5 hours)

Experience life in the 1800s through a specialized tour of Lynde House, focusing on the Lynde Family and daily life

Increase understanding of the roles and responsibilities of family members in the 1800s and how they are different from our roles and responsibilities today

Visualize life in a Huron village through fascinating discussions through the looking glass model of the Huron village that was found here in Whitby

Connect to the 1800s through hands on creation of a historical artifact

CHOOSE CRAFT: tin lantern, paper dolls, dream catchers, Cat’s Cradle

School Curriculum Links: A1 Our Changing Roles and Responsibilities

Grade 2 Program (half day – 2.5 hours)

Experience life in the 1800s through a specialized tour of Lynde House, focusing on the times and ways of life through in depth discussions of each room of the house and items used on a daily basis

Examine daily chores and responsibilities in the 1800s through an interactive Scavenger Hunt of the house

Connect to the 1800s through gallery walk and discussion of specific artifacts found in the museum that were donated by past and present Whitby families

Increase understanding of land ownership and land use through the viewing of paintings of homes and businesses found in Whitby of the past

School Curriculum Links: A3 Understanding Context: Tradition and Heritage, B2 Inquiry: Natural Environments and Ways of Life

Grade 3 Program (half day – 2.5 hours)

Experience life in the 1800s through a specialized tour of Lynde House, focusing on challenges faced by families in the past and comparing to the challenges of the present

Increase understanding of the world in the 1800s with a specific focus on technological advances through the 1900s, to the present

Explore settlement patterns though interactive map discussions, comparing land use in the 1800s to land use today with a focus on specific areas of Whitby

Connect to both the times before European settlement in this area (through Wendat daily life) and to European settlers through fascinating discussions surrounding ways of life for both groups

Curriculum Links: A1 Application: Life in Canada – Then and Now, A2 Inquiry: Community Challenges and Adaptations, A3 Understanding Context: Life in Colonial Canadian Communities

Grade 4 Program (half day – 2.5 hours)

Experience life in the 1800s through a specialized tour of Lynde House, focusing on gender roles and daily chores

Increase understanding of the roles and responsibilities of both genders and age groups through interactive Scavenger Hunt of the Lynde House, locating specific items and what they were used for

Examine the gender division of chores through exciting hands-on small group activity involving educational information learned in the Lynde House

Connect to the 1800s through comparison of education in the 1800s to our education system now

Curriculum Links: A1Application: Past and Present Societies, A3 Understanding Context: Characteristics of Early Societies

Grade 5 Program (half day – 2.5 hours)

Experience life in the 1800s through a specialized tour of Lynde House, focusing on the Lynde Family and daily life

Increase understanding of life in the 1800s by focusing student attention on given artifacts, using inferencing skills to determine the overt and implicit clues that the artifacts give about daily life

Visualize life in a Huron village through fascinating discussions through the looking glass model as well as artifacts and pictures of daily life in a Huron village

Connect to the 1800s by engaging in a journal writing activity

Curriculum Links: A3 Understanding Context: Significant Characteristics and Interactions

Grade 6 Program (half day – 2.5 hours)

Experience life in the 1800s through a specialized tour of Lynde House, focusing on the how Jabez Lynde and his family contributed to the development of Whitby

Increase understanding of the importance of Jabez Lynde through an item hunt of the Lynde House

Examine life in historical Whitby by discussing people, developments and structures that led to the development and advancement of Whitby as a town

Connect to the 1800s a creative follow up project to submit to the museum

Curriculum Links: A3 Understanding Context: The Development of Communities in Canada

Grade 7/8 Program (half day – 2.5 hours or full day 5 hours)

Examine life in the 1800s through a specialized tour of Lynde House, focusing on the Lynde Family and the family’s historical significance

Increase understanding of European expansion, land ownership and how houses were constructed in the 1800s with direct comparisons to life in present day Ontario

Set out on a downtown Whitby adventure while searching the streets we call the 4 corners for historic plaques

Connect to landmarks and people while honing orienteering skills on Scavenger Hunt

Teachers have the choice of Lynde House tour and follow up activity, Downtown Whitby Scavenger Hunt or both programs.

Curriculum Links:

Grade 7 – A1 Application: Colonial and Present-Day Canada, A3 Understanding Historical Context: Events and Their Consequences, B1 Applications: Changes and Challenges, B3 Understanding Historical Context: Events and Their Consequences

Grade 8 – A2 Inquiry: Perspectives in the New Nation, A3 Understanding Historical Context: Events and Their Consequences, B3 Understanding Historical Context: Events and Their Consequences

Stay tuned for custom program for Grade 10

Lynde House Museum recognizes the diversity of the abilities and needs of our visitors and we offer a variety of programs and services to ensure the accessibility of the Museum and its collections.

Many thanks to Lauri Geuzebroek for her time and talents in developing the school program.

Lauri Geuzebroek
Program Facilitator
Social Studies 1-6, History & Geography 7 & 8,
Canadian World Studies, Social Science & Humanities,
Business Studies 9-12
Durham District School Board
(905)666-6398
Email: lauri.geuzebroek at ddsb.ca
Website: http://ddsb.ca

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