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Grades 7-8

Mandala painting

Programming for Grades 7 and 8


General Tour: Introduction to Ontario’s First Nations People 

Begin your adventure at the Museum with an introductory film followed by a special artifact handling and identification session. Complete your trip with a guided tour of the galleries and Lawson Iroquois Village. Students learn about the history of Ontario’s First Nations people before European contact and explore how changes in the climate and environment affected their way of life and technology.

  • 1.5 hrs: Includes hands-on artifact activity and village tour. $5/student



Ontario’s First Nations & The Jesuits (Grade 7)

The French Jesuit missionaries created some of the first written records of Ontario’s First Nations people. Students will learn how to think critically about historical records.

  • Half day: Includes interactive quill and ink writing activity.
  • Full day: half-day program plus fur trade activity and Soapstone pendants.

Archaeology in Ontario (Grades 7 and 8)

Students will explore archaeology and the history of Ontario’s First Nations People through hands-on exploration of artifacts and archaeological tools.

  • Half day: Includes Context in Archaeology, an exploration of how archaeologists answer questions.
  • Full day:  half-day program plus students will create their own traditional pottery and explore underwater archaeology.

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology also provides  Special Day Programs  for Grades 1-8.

If you have any questions about our educational programs, please contact Katie Urban- Learning Coordinator : or give us a call: 519-473-1360

Program Costs:

Half-day programs:

  • $6/person (2 hrs)

Full-day programs:

  • $10.00/person (3.5 hrs + 0.5 hr for lunch)

The Museum requires ample supervision for all programs.

  • Teachers/chaperones are admitted free at an 8:1 ratio (2 free minimum)
  • Support workers for individual students are always free and not included in the 8:1 ratio
  • Extra/Paid Chaperones = $3
Booking a Program:

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Customize your Program:

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