School Programs"Long Ago, But Not Too Far Away..."
Half-day Rural Heritage Programs in the Heart of the Country
Cost of all programs $3.50 per student with a minimum of 15 students
per class. Teachers and helpers are free of charge. All programs are half-day
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a lunch break on site.
Early settlement: Life in the clearings
Learn about the Underground Railroad and Black Settlement in the Township of Norwich during the 19th century. The efforts of Norwich area Quakers helped many Blacks arrive safely in Canada. Quakers believed than men, women and people of colour were equal. In the years prior to the American Civil War, the Township of Norwich was the "end of the line" for many former slaves travelling via the Underground Railway. Explore the realities of escaping slavery and traveling north to freedom, uncover the secret messages used along the Underground Railroad, and learn what life was like for the former slaves who settled in the Township of Norwich
British North America, Conflict & Change: A Hot Bed Of Treason
In this program, students learn about the raids and the mill burnings that brought the War of 1812 home to the citizens of Oxford and Norfolk Counties. We move on to explore the roots and repercussions of the Rebellion of 1837 focusing largely on local involvement, including the Quaker role in the Rebellion.
GRADE 10 Canadian History in the 20th Century:
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Last Updated: 20 Mar 2013