Trans-Canada Limited Tour (Grade 5-6)

Please Note: Due to social distancing protocols, this activity is currently unavailable at the museum. We are using this time to update the program, so please check back in Spring 2022 when we hope to make it available for field trips.

Join the Museum Educator for an exploration of the Trans-Canada Limited Train to learn all about the people who rode and worked on the historic train.

Duration 45 minutes

Location Trans-Canada Train. Not wheelchair accessible.

Core Competencies

✦ Construct arguments defending the significance of individuals/groups, places, events, or developments (significance)

✦ Take stakeholders’ perspectives on issues, developments, or events by making inferences about their beliefs, values, and motivations (perspective)

✦ Make ethical judgments about events, decisions, or actions that consider the conditions of a particular time and place, and assess appropriate ways to respond (ethical judgment)

Big Ideas and Content

✦ G5 Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.

✦ G5 Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.

✦ G6 Economic self-interest can be a significant cause of conflict among peoples and governments.

First Peoples Principles of Learning

✦ Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on
reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place).

✦ Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions.

✦ Learning involves generational roles and responsibilities.

✦ Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story.