Fort York offers unique hands-on, living history experiences which engage students in grades 3, 5, 7 and 10 in first-hand in the social and military history of the fort, Toronto and Canada. For an in-depth synopsis of each program listed below including prices, please go to: Fort York Living History Experiences

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Grade 3 - A Day and Night in the Life of the Garrison
Ontario curriculum subject: Social Studies

Topic: Early Settlements in Upper Canada

Soldiers and their families were the pioneers of early Toronto. This program is a hands-on exploration of the activities of the people who lived in this British fort 200 years ago, including dinner, an overnight stay in an 1813 blockhouse and breakfast


Grade 3 - Pioneers at York 1790s to 1830s
Ontario curriculum subject: Social Studies

Topics: Early Settlements in Upper Canada, Geographic Inquiry

Explore daily life at this 200 year old British fort and discover how the soldiers, officers and their families contributed to the birthplace of urban Toronto.


Grade 5 - Toronto and the Fur Trade (1.5 hrs)
Ontario curriculum subject: Social Studies

Topic: First Nation Peoples and European Explorers

Explore the changing relationships between First Nation peoples and Europeans during Toronto’s fur trade era.: Heritage and Citizenship, Aboriginal Peoples, and European Explorers.


Grade 5 - Toronto and the Fur Trade (4 hrs)
Ontario curriculum subject: Social Studies

Topics: First Nation Peoples and European Explorers, Heritage & Citizenship

A hands-on exploration of Fur Trade practices and the garrison community at York (now Toronto).


Grade 7 - Fort York and the War of 1812 (1.5 hrs)
Ontario curriculum subject: History

Topics: British North America, Conflict and Change

Discover the reasons behind the attack on York, and the roles of the fort and its inhabitants in the War of 1812.


Grade 7 - Fort York and the War of 1812 (4 hrs)
Ontario curriculum subject: Social Studies

Topics: British North America, Early Settlements in Upper Canada

Explore the role of the fort and it’s inhabitants during the War of 1812. Discover the military context for the founding of York, the causes of the War of 1812 and the relationship between the Fort and the early town. This full day program is new for the bicentennial of the war in 2012.

 
Grade 7 - Radicals and Redcoats
Ontario curriculum subject: History

Topic: Conflict and Change

Explore the reaction to the 1837 Rebellion from the government perspective, including its effects on the officers, soldiers, and Toronto civilians.

 
Grade 7 - A Day in the Life of the Garrison
Ontario curriculum subject: History
Topic: British North America

Our most comprehensive living history experience!

 

Grade 7 - A Day and Night in the Life of the Garrison
Ontario curriculum subject: History
Topic: British North America

Our most comprehensive living history experience! Hands-on exploration of the activities of the men, women and children who lived and worked in this 200 year old British fort.

 
Grade 7 - Fort York: A Harbour Defence
Ontario curriculum subject: History

Topics: British North America, Conflict and Change

Discover the origins of the Fort and its role in the establishment of modern, urban Toronto in this active, participatory program.

 
Grade 7 - John Graves Simcoe and the Birthplace of Toronto
Ontario curriculum subject: History
Topic: British North America

Explore the reasons behind the establishment of the Garrison at York and the subsequent growth into modern, urban Toronto.

 
Grade 10 - First World War and the Canadian Soldier
Ontario curriculum subject: History
Topic: Canadian History Since World War I

Through the use of artefacts and an authentic reproduction of a soldier’s uniform and kit, students explore Canada’s contribution to WW1 and the role of the common soldier in that conflict

 

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