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.
NEW Digital Heritage Christmas (1-5)
Historic Stewart Farm is now offering live, virtual school programs. Without leaving your classroom, an experienced costumed guide will lead your class on a virtual tour around the Farmhouse, providing curriculum current interpretation. Explore the history of local holiday celebrations, family roles, and how newcomers shaped the environment around them. This 60-minute program costs $53 and will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs are available for booking now and take place Dec 2 to 18, Wed-Fri, at 10:30am.
To reserve your program spot please contact the Historic Stewart Farm at 604-591-4627 or email StewartFarm@surrey.ca. Please leave a message with the preferred date and grade level.
Please Note: We will be using the Microsoft Teams platform to deliver this program. To ensure a smooth program we require a technical ‘check-in’ prior to your scheduled program - we will discuss this with you upon booking. A projector, screen, and a laptop with speakers and microphone are required.
Hands On Activity Add-on:
A heritage craft activity is also available for an additional $25. The craft teaches students how to create their own wooden top, just like newcomer children in the past. This activity package must be picked up before your scheduled program and will be led by the heritage instructor after the program. The craft activity will take an additional 15-25 minutes after the program.
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 (5-6)
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
Family History Activities
Call Historic Stewart Farm to book Edukits at 604.592.4627.