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60 minutes (program only) – $5.25/student

Includes free self-guiding time in Museum Galleries before or after the program.


SOCIETIES THROUGH TIME with Pottery Workshop – Museum Galleries

90 min (total program + workshop time) – $6.50/student

Includes free self-guiding time in Museum Galleries before or after the program 


Curriculum Target Grade: 8

Students answer the question “What is a society?” using ten basic characteristics as a guide. Ancient North American societies, such as Cahokia, are explored. The characteristics of societies are made relevant during a Museum scavenger hunt. Add on an optional 30-minute pottery workshop for an extra 75 cents, and students can enjoy creating their own version of a historical Manitoba pot.



KH-028 Explain the importance of knowing the past and understanding history.

KI – 007 Compare and contrast the concepts of society and civilization.

KI-008 Give examples of the influence of the natural environment on the development of societies.

KI – 009Describe ways in which societies organize, maintain, and perpetuate themselves.

KH-027 Identify various sources of historical evidence and information and explain how each enhances understanding of the past.

KI-005 Explain the concept of world view.

VH-009 Appreciate the historical significance of early societies.

VE-017 Appreciate the ideas and technologies of early societies.

VH-010 Value the study of early societies as a way of understanding contemporary life.

KI -012 Describe the development of agrarian societies and explain how they differed from hunter-gatherer societies. Examples: food surplus, movement from nomadic to sedentary, division of labour, growth of villages and cities…