In the long-standing tradition of Buxton academic excellence, the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum is pleased to offer these exciting educational packages!
PRIMARY: Follow the Underground Railroad
PRIMARY: Day in an Early African Canadian Settlement
JUNIOR: Follow the Underground Railroad
JUNIOR: Digging For Roots
JUNIOR: Drama in the Buxton School House
INTERMEDIATE: Digging For Roots
INTERMEDIATE: Voice of Freedom
Our educational packages are self-contained study units! The lesson activities were created and developed to address several areas in the Ontario curriculum (Language, Social Studies, World & Canadian History, and The Arts). Our educational kits come with all resources required to teach them including: Teacher’s Guides, books, DVD’s , and interactive CR Rom with audio stories, music, genealogy tools, etc.! Originally, lessons were intended to complement a visit to Buxton; however, schools throughout Canada and the United States are purchasing these historically accurate for use in their classrooms.
It is important that students of all ethnicities emerge from our studies with a sense of pride in their heritage. As well, they should gain a better understanding of the roots of some of racial prejudices still evident today, as well as a sense of pride in the progress that has been made since the era of the Underground Railroad, in eradicating those prejudices from our society.
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Educational programs meet curriculum expectations at a variety of levels and themes.
Young scholars, who have the good fortune to study and participate in the museum school programs, have the unique opportunity to take on the persona of a real historical figure. They will travel through time to attend a period classroom taught by museum staff (built by former slaves in 1861) or do chores in a cabin (built by former slaves in 1852). Students will experience history firsthand with the descendents of those who made the perilous journey on the Underground Railroad in a learning adventure at the Buxton Museum!
Visitors to the Buxton Site also have access to the playground equipment, basketball court, ball diamond, picnic area, as well as the historic school, church, log cabin, cemetery, museum and hands-on artifacts.
Visits by Museum Staff to your classroom can be arranged!
A fee will be charged for the visit. The school must also pay the travel expenses for the Museum staff person to visit your school. Staff will arrive in period appropriate costume, and do an historic portrayal or story telling. They will provide answers to your students’ questions. Some artifacts pertaining to slavery and the Underground Railroad will be brought as well.
It's time for you to make Buxton
your “next stop on the Underground Railroad”
to enjoy the hospitality and heritage of the community!
Prepare to be inspired...