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School programs

School Programs

Bring heritage to life! Our school programs narrate life from the early settlers through the nineteenth century. All school programs support learning objectives from the Ontario curriculum. We also offer programs for Guide and Scout groups.

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Virtual programs

For the 2021-2022 school year, we are offering both virtual and in-person programs. Each virtual school program costs $150 per session.

Schools that book a virtual program are currently eligible to receive a rebate of $150 thanks to the support of Friends of the Museums of Mississauga. Rebates are limited to one per school. You must pay for the program booking in advance. You’ll receive the rebate within 60 days of your program. Applies only to programs booked between January 2021 and December 2021.

School program descriptions

Explore the daily life and customs of the Bradley family in 19th century Upper Canada and learn about relationships between Early Settlers and the ancestors of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Attendance: Virtual and in-person options
Location: Bradley Museum
Dates available: September 2021 to June 2022
Grades: 3
Subject: Social Studies

Explore what we know and don’t know about the history of early Black settlers in Peel Region, and discover how we learn about the experiences of people who lived in the past.

Attendance: Virtual and in-person
Location: Bradley Museum
Dates: September 2021 to June 2022
Grades: 6-12
Subject: Social Studies

Discover how levers, pulleys, inclined planes and screws made everyday tasks easier for Early Settlers in the early 1800s through a series of hands-on activities.

Attendance: In-person
Location: Bradley Museum
Dates: September 2021 to June 2022
Grades: 2
Subject: Science and Technology

Compare how Christmas traditions have changed and stayed the same from the 1830s to today.

Attendance: Virtual and in-person
Location: Benares Historic House
Dates: November 2021 to December 2021
Grades: JK/SK to Grade 6
Subject: Social Studies

Explore the traditions and customs of winter celebrations from around the world.

Attendance: Virtual and in-person
Location: Benares Historic House
Dates: November 2021 to February 2022
Grades: JK/SK to Grade 3
Subject: Social Studies

Discover how maple syrup is made from start to finish and compare the maple sugaring traditions of Indigenous communities, Early Settlers and modern maple sugar bushes.

Attendance: Virtual and in-person
Location: Bradley Museum
Dates: February 22, 2022 to April 8, 2022
Grades: JK/SK to Grade 8
Subjects: Science and Technology, Social Studies, History and Geography

Learn about the urban wildlife and native pollinators that live in Mississauga and how we can protect our shared environment.

Attendance: Virtual and in-person
Location: Small Arms Inspection Building
Dates: April 2022 to June 2022
Grades: 1 to 8
Subject: Science and Technology, Social Studies, History and Geography

Explore how games of imagination and cooperation helped prepare Early Settler children with the skills they needed at home and school.

Attendance: In-person
Location: Bradley Museum
Dates: April 2022 to June 2022
Grades: JK/SK to Grade 6
Subject(s): Social Studies