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Equipping teachers and homeschoolers with quality programming. Curriculum current Museum of Surrey school programs are created by expert staff with in-depth knowledge of provincial curriculum and Surrey’s history.

Resources for the 2020/21 School Year

While the museum will not be offering on-site school programs this fall, our education staff have modified many of our programs for teachers to deliver in the classroom. Each contains 1.5 hours of programming on a flashdrive, including a set plan, photos of artifacts and a craft activity (craft supplies included).  Cost: $51.60.

  • Christmas Long Ago (K to 4)
  • Growing Surrey (Grade 3 to 4)
  • Homestead to High-rise (K to Grade 2)
  • Métis: The Flower Beadwork People (Grade 3 to 4)
  • Simple Machines (Grade 5)
  • Wartime Christmas (Grade 5 to 6)

Rentable Edukits

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

  • A Year at Cloverdale Elementary (K to Grade 4)
  • Surrey's Home Front (Grades 9 to 11)
  • Surrey’s Punjabi Community (K to Grade 5)

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.

How to Book School Program and Edukits

Email Michelle Davidson-Yee, Education Programs Specialist, at MIDavidson-Yee@surrey.ca.

Special Virtual Event - Métis Explorations

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
10am-11am via Microsoft Teams | Free

Join Deni Paquette, a Métis artist and cultural facilitator with the Langley School District, as she explores the mechanisms behind how Métis identity is formed. Deni will provide supporting resources for further exploration after the program. This adult program is perfect for teachers and administrators, as well as adults in the Métis community. As guest speakers, including Cultural Facilitators, are not currently attending schools due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, this online event is perfect for teachers who are looking for Indigenous content. 

Register online or call 604.592.6956 to do so by phone Wednesday to Saturday from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

About Deni Paquette

Her focus is to educate the community about Métis Identity through oral traditions and Indigenous values. She has a BA in International Indigenous Studies, educated in how to support and promote the Métis and all Indigenous people through education. She has experience on community boards and development projects. She shares the values learned from family and Elders to build connection through traditional and contemporary relations in a traditional storytelling style.