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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

Brief Program Descriptions

Brief program descriptions connect relevant curriculum outcomes as developed by the Nova Scotia Department of Education.
 

Citadel Time Detectives Level 1: Grades Primary to 3

Have fun while learning! Updated and refined, this interactive educational program allows children to engage in a series of activities that explore facets of military life in Nova Scotia from the time of Canada’s Confederation to the First World War!
This program has been developed to help match provincial Social Studies curriculum outcomes for this grade level. For example:
Learning outcome: Students will identify the material and non-material elements of a culture
At the Citadel: Children will have an opportunity to handle many examples of material culture, like reproduction clothing, furnishings, writing materials and toys. Children will also encounter non-material culture elements such as bagpipe music and military routine.



Citadel Time Detectives Level 2: Grades 4 to 6 

Have fun while learning! Updated and refined, this interactive educational program allows children to engage in a series of experiences that explore facets of military family life in Nova Scotia from the time of Canada’s Confederation to the First World War!
This program has been developed to help match provincial Social Studies curriculum outcomes for this grade level. For example:
Learning outcome: Identify the distribution of power and privilege in Canadian society and the sources of authority in the lives of citizens.
At the Citadel: Students will interact with various characters who represent power and privilege, in the Victorian army and early 20th-century armies, including officers, sergeants, soldier’s wives, and the schoolmaster.


Citadel Time Detectives Level 3: Grades 7 to 9

Updated and refined, this interactive educational program allows students opportunities for hands-on fun as they learn about the role the Citadel played in the development of Canada from colony to sovereign nation.
This program has been developed to help match provincial Social Studies curriculum outcomes for this grade level. For example:
Learning Outcome: Analyse the distribution of power and privilege in society and the sources of authority in the lives of citizens.
At the Citadel: Students will learn about the role of the army in society, its hierarchy, and interact with interpreters who represent officers, wives, sergeants, civilian contractors, and the ordinary soldiers of the British Army and the Canadian corps in the First World War.

Warden of the North

A Field Trip for Grade 11 or 12 Students

The strategic significance of Halifax in global affairs over a two hundred year period, with a special focus on the 20th century and the First World War in particular, is the theme of this advanced interactive guided experience. Students will also visit the Army Museum to handle artifacts that are not on public display.
This program has been developed to help match provincial Social Studies curriculum outcomes for this grade level. For example:
Grade 11 Learning Outcome: Analyse and evaluate how Canadian and other political and legal systems establish order and security while meeting the needs and desires of citizens
Grade 12 Learning Outcome: Evaluate group, institutional, and media influences on people and society in both historical and contemporary settings
At the Citadel: Students will learn the historic relationship between the military and naval establishment in Halifax and the civilian population, and what it meant to be a member of one of those groups, through a series of narratives, exhibits, and hands-on interpretation.