|"We asked all
the kids in our class to bring some 1950's stuff from their parents so
we could make a museum. It was cool because we went searching on
the computer to find history about cameras, clocks, dolls, toys, marbles
and everything. We learned that back then they didn't have digital
cameras or digital watches or clocks to wake you up in the morning.
They didn't even have computers. Towns were so small that they
knew everybody. I liked making this museum because you got to take
pictures like claymation and to tell everybody all around the world
about the 1950's and we're also telling them about museums." By
Jared, grade two
||"In this project
we talked to museum experts. We were chatting to them on the
Internet. I liked typing them messages to the experts. I
asked them "do you have two floors?" and "do you like your job?" and "do
you wear gloves with most of your artifacts?" I learned that you
handle the artifacts with two hands and you have to be careful and most
of the time you have to wear gloves so they don't make fingerprints on
the artifacts. Your fingers have oil in them and it makes it have
lots of fingerprints. I liked sharing this project because it was
fun and I feel a little bit like a teacher." By Valerie, grade two
| "We made
museum. We got lots of desks and some black sheets to put on top
of the desks. We brought artifacts from the 1950's from home and
we made made history in a can projects. The history in a can
project we told other people in the school some things about what we
were studying. We got some sentence strips and we wrote up
information that we found on the Internet and book about our topic.
Then we got some pictures to decorate our can with. I liked doing
the pictures because it was kind of fun getting them off the computer
with my grandpa. My grandpa told me that cars were kind of big in
the 1950's and that cars were not as flashy as they are today."
Ryan, grade two
|"This year we
went to museum school and learned by looking at the different kinds of
artifacts. We learned that artifacts tell us different things.
In the past in school you had to wear fancy things. That is
different from today because now we can wear whatever we want. By
having different areas at the museum we learned that we had to collect
artifacts and then put them into exhibits."
By Ciara, Grade three
|"I learned that
computers were really big in the 1950's. Kids didn't have
computers in their classrooms in the 1950's. A company usually had
a computer. People were the first computers. In the 1950's
ice cream was only five cents. Today it two dollars!"
thing about our project was when we started putting the museum together.
It was fun because we liked sharing it with the school and we are going
to show it to the world. It makes us smarter because we get the
information and we made a virtual museum to share. I am kind of
like a teacher now!"
By Quinn, grade two
|"I really liked
going to museums because it's fun learning about what artifacts were
used for. You can learn that you can't touch the artifacts because
our hands have oils on them. I learned that a lot of people are
killing our animals and if we keep doing that we'll have none left.
Things have really changed over time."
By Kayla, grade three
|"I liked making
this website because you can teach people about what we have been
studying. We learned about First Nations People, the 1950's, and
dinosaurs. Museums helped us learn about all of those things.
People can see cool artifacts and our work and learn about what we are
studying. They can also learn how to make their own museum."
By Bryce, grade two
lots of interesting stuff. You can learn about time and what it
was like back then. We talked to Kim, Richard, Kevin, and Beth.
They were museum experts. They taught us how to handle objects,
and they told us about their museums and if they were big or small.
The museums were really different. Some could hold three city
blocks worth of stored artifacts. At the Glenbow they only have
three floors of storage! They live in different cities and if we
didn't get to talk to them on the Internet then we wouldn't be able to
learn about their museums."
By Zoe, grade two
|"i liked making
our museum and I liked taking all of the pictures of the artifacts.
It was fun taking the pictures. Other people can learn stuff that
we did that maybe they didn't know. I liked talking to the museum
experts. I liked how the expert from the Japanese museum
talked about how the Japanese people buried their dead people.
She talked about Pagodas. I liked that. I also learned that
museums are important because so you can learn about how things look
different and about the past."
By Heather, grade two