Kings Landing Historical Settlement offers educational programming for school children in March, May/June and Autumn. Here is what is available in Spring 2013:
May 13-24 (by reservation) Join us for a 2-hour program which will begin with an introduction appropriate to your grade level followed by a guided tour. Your tour will include hands-on activity to help develop the theme of your program. The fee for each program is $7.00 per student.
Primary/Grades K-2 :
A Farm of Long Ago – Students will explore a farm of long ago to discover the types of animals and their usage. You will experience a variety of activities common to a child’s life on the farm. You will be presented with selections of entertainment, chores and clothing, all major parts of 19th century life. $7.00/student
Role of a Young Child – Students will explore the role of the young child in the 19th century family. The position of a child in the home will be presented through discussion, exploration and chores. Your activity will include experiencing a typical chore for a child and discovering its importance to family survival. $7.00/student
Elementary / Grades 3-5 :
Community Members and Lifestyle – Students will explore and discover the community members and their lifestyle. You will identify our Loyalist families, their trades and why they settled along the St. John River Valley. You will discuss responsibilities of young people and experience a typical chore of the 19th century. $7.00/student
Elementary/Grades 3-5 and Middle/Grades 6-8 :
Early Settlement and Resources – Students will explore the geographical features of Kings Landing Historical Settlement and the resources available in early communities. You will examine methods of communication and settlement patterns with a newspaper and maps. $7.00/student
Middle /Grades 6-8 and High/Grades 9-12 :
Students are welcome to visit our site. Please contact us and we will work with you to plan a tour to suit your needs.
Note: During the May 13-24 time frame, The Kings Landing Museum Gift Store will be making final preparations for the official opening but welcome you and your students to shop. Picnic tables are available at the Visitor Reception Centre for those who wish to bring a lunch. Food services will not be available during this time.
June 10-17 (by reservation ) For All Grades: Two types of programs are available after Kings Landing is open for the summer season:
90-minute guided tour – to discover family membership, chores and responsibilities, trades and occupations of a 19th century St. John River Valley community. Your guide will focus on the age level of your group to help them imagine what life would have been like for them. You are welcome to stay as long as you wish following your tour. Earliest start time: 10:00 a.m. $7.00/student
Explore Days Gone By (teacher-guided tour) – we will provide the teacher and supervisor with a questionnaire to assist in having an enjoyable learning experience at Kigns Landing. Costumed staff are found in most locations throughout the settlement to provide information on the lifestyle we depict and to help answer questions. Earliest start time: 10:00 a.m. $7.00/student
Note: All of our programs involve lots of walking and take place both inside and outside. Participants are strongly encouraged to dress appropriately for the conditions.
Please note reservation procedures: We encourage you to register for our Spring Education Programs by using the online registration form (below).
Please provide ALL information requested on the registration form
Complimentary teacher/supervisors policy: 1 adult admission is complimentary for every 10 paid students. *Additional adults will be charged $14.00 each.
You will receive written confirmation detailing your program via e-mail or fax. Please return the questionnaire to enable us to be prepared for your group as soon as possible.
After submitting your registration, if you do not hear back from Kings Landing confirming receipt of your form within 2 business days, please contact the Kings Landing Education Department at: (506)363-4954, or Pam.Gilbert2@gnb.ca