The Trinity Historical Society, in
partnership with the Provincial Historic Sites, has
developed an educational program that provides a
hands-on approach to teaching students about the
past so that they will leave with a greater
appreciation of early life.
Depending on the availability of staff and resources, the fall and spring programs may be adapted to accommodate your specific needs. We have also been piloting classroom visits that allow certain programs to be brought to your school. Call to discuss these options as advance notice is required.
We invite you to come and visit Historic Trinity for your “End of the School Year” field trip, where the past is visibly present! You may choose to take a guided tour of all six sites or choose the three that your class would find most interesting. As they complete their tour, students participate in interactive games and activities relative to each site and appropriate for their age and grade level.
The primary program includes guided tours and activities for the Kindergarten to Grade Three student. This program engages students in the past by allowing them to explore their roots or origins, interact with artifacts, take a glimpse into how life was lived and look at how communities can change. Five different activities are available for teachers to choose from.
The elementary program is designed to offer the Grade Four to Six student an opportunity to participate in a program where they will take on the role of a historian working for the department of tourism researching what life was like in the past. This information will be reported back to the government so they can begin to build a community from the past. Students will use various research methods to find information about life long ago and will be exposed to different types of information as they travel around Trinity conducting their research. They will visit the six historic sites to gather their information.
Societal empowerment is the main focus of the Grade Seven program. Students will be given an in-depth look at the conditions of life for the people living in Trinity at the turn of the 20th century. It will be evident that life was not always the same for every person living here, as they will see the differences in life for the upper class, middle and lower class citizens. Students will explore reasons for these disparities as they tour the historic sites from each of the three classes of citizens and begin to understand why people lived so differently. This program allows students to learn about societal empowerment by letting them experience the past as they walk through the life of a merchant, a tradesman, a fisherman and a servant.
This program has been developed to teach students about the importance of history and why we should preserve it. Students taking part in this program will be involved in a variety of activities. They will learn about historical sources, where they can be found and how they can help us learn about the past. Students will learn about collective history and individual past and will be able to define the term ‘history’. They will realize the importance of preserving history and will see the advantages of preserving traditions from the past.
The Grade 9 program has been developed to illustrate some of the trades that existed in Trinity and surrounding area in the past. Students will visit three sites in Trinity including our two living history museums and experience first hand the tools and skills needed to perform these occupations.
This program focuses on the role of the fishery and arrival of the merchant firms in shaping the development of Trinity as a service town at the turn of the 20th century and the changes that occurred in the town with the decline of the fishery. Students will visit sites that depict what life was like in Trinity during these times.