Historic Stewart Farms Teacher Resources

Innovative options for teachers and homeschoolers alike.

With onsite school programs on hold, we are offering teachers and homeschoolers alternate ways to bring the farm to the classroom. Edukits offer tools to teach tangible history without ever leaving the classroom.

Created specifically for delivery by teachers, Edukits may contain hands on artifacts and archival materials, including photographs, newspaper articles and more. They also include a comprehensive teacher package of suggested activities. Packaged in a convenient suitcase, they are available on two or three-week loan with enough content to fill the duration of the rental. Cost: $53.00.

 

Heritage Christmas Edukit (K-5)

Students explore a Victorian holiday experience from their classroom. By creating vintage wooden crafts, exploring the Stewart’s late 1800s holiday traditions, and learning about the diverse holiday celebrations of our community, students will tie traditions of the past to our community today. Available for a two week loan from November to December.

 

Immigrant Perspectives Edukit (4-5)

How did newcomers get to Surrey? What challenges did they face? Did everyone have the same experience? Students use artifacts, maps, and documents to answer these questions and uncover information about the Chinese Head Tax and other immigration experiences. Available for a three week loan from September to June.

 

How to Rent Edukits

Email Pierce Smith, Heritage Program Specialist, at Stewartfarm@surrey.ca.

Once Edukits are returned, they will be left untouched for one week to protect staff from potential COVID-19 exposure. The suitcase and its contents will then be sanitized before the Edukit is rented again.

 

Free Online Activities

Inspire your students with an experience of farm life from home. We are taking some of the best activities from our onsite school programs and making them available to become part of your remote learning workplans.

 

In the House

Make Butter at Home
Parlour Games and Toys Teachers' Guide
Parlour Games and Toys Activity Guide

 

Family History Activities

Immigration History Teachers' Guide
Immigration History Worksheet
Heirlooms Teachers' Guide
Heirlooms Worksheet

 

Gardening

Let's Get Growing Teachers' Guide
Printable Plant Life Cycle Cards
Seed Paper Flower Teachers' Guide
Seed Paper Flower Activity Guide