$0--&$5 * 7 * 5 r  $0..6/ * 5: There’s something new at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum. The Dunvegan cultural facility has an updated education program and teachers and history buffs are all invited to come check it out. The museum has added two school programs and three themed educa- tion kits to its roster of historical and cultural offerings. Along with its regular Pioneer Days school program, museum staff now have a One-Room Schoolhouse interactive exhi- bition set up at the S.S. No. 1 Kenyon Big Beaver schoolhouse. Students taking in the programwill take a virtual leap back in time to the historic one-room schoolhouse setting of pioneer times complete with a docent in the role of a traditional teacher of the period. They will learn all about how children, both elementary age and early teens, learned their Three R’s of “reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic” without the help of calculators or tablets, but with a piece of chalk and a slate to write on and a few books to share amongst themselves. The museum also now offers Edukits, which are themed education kits useful in “bringing themuseum into the classroom” to help teachers and students explore par- ticular historical themes and issues. For Grade 2 students there is the Edukit for Traditions and Celebrations while Grade 3 students can learn about Life as a Pioneer Child. The Confederation kit is geared for Grades 7 and 8 students learning about Ca- nadian history and civics. Each kit contains suggested hands-on activities along with support resources like photographs, crafts, recipe ideas, artifacts, and also background information for teachers to peruse as part of the lesson plan.The Edukits are available as free two-week loans. The museum’s school programs are based on the Social Studies Ontario revised curriculum and may be adapted for other grade levels.The school programs are offe- red weekdays starting June 1 at themuseum at the intersection of County Roads 24 and 30, also known as Dunvegan and Greenfield Roads. Pioneer museum offers new programs

900 capsules de vie distribuées à Hawkesbury

Le 21mars dernier, Andréanne Gougeon, coordonnatrice des bénévoles pour le programme Sécurité Info Santé (SIS) de la Fédération des aînés et des retraités francophones de l’Ontario (FARFO), a annoncé que 900 capsules de vie ont été distribuées à Hawkesbury. Ces capsules de plastique, qui renferment des informations médicales cruciales pour les ambulanciers, sont placées dans les congélateurs des propriétaires. Le programme vise la sécurité et le bien-être des 50 ans et plus. SelonMme Gougeon, 3000 autres capsules pourraient être utiles dans la région de Hawkesbury, où la population est vieillissante. Il est possible de se procurer une capsule au bureau de santé de Hawkesbury, au bureau des Services communautaires de Prescott- Russell de la rue Main et aux Services d’urgence de Plantagenet. —photo Stéphane Lajoie

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