The Education Committee of the Hamilton Branch UELAC reaches out to the members of the Branch, the schools of the Hamilton-Wentworth and Halton Regions and to the community at large. As such, it provides UEL speakers for Service Clubs and Community Organizations, visits to classrooms and teacher groups, and distributes the UELAC Teacher’s Resource to education centres.
For school presentations, the emphasis for Grade 7 classes is on the final battles, resettlement, carving out a life in the wilderness, working with the Native People, and early clearing and farming methods.
For Grade 3 students, emphasis is on early Pioneer life in Upper Canada. The story begins with how the First Nations People lived and how they taught the setters how to survive. Likewise the early settlers shared their farming techniques with the Native People. We bring many artifacts including Native skinning stones, a butter churn, lye soap, butter presses, spectacles, early games, men’s and women’s clothing, Indian corn, and settlement maps.
Please contact Education Chairman, Pat Blackburn at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the contact form below to find out about arranging a presentation for your classroom or organization: