Learning resources for Kindergarten and Primary students
Lines and letters (kindergarten, thinking about problem solving and innovating)
Straight lines, jagged lines, wavy lines, and curved lines. Investigate one of the elements of arts with activities and questions designed for kindergarteners.
Primary division (Grades 1-3)
Museum detective (Grade 1, science and technology – understanding structures)
Put on your detective hat, grab your magnifying glass and come explore some artifacts from the museum collection. Use your problem-solving skills to determine what they are.
My community (Grades 1-2, social studies, heritage, and identity)
PAMA's Our Voices, Our Journeys virtual exhibition is a celebration of one of many Black communities in Peel Region. It highlights the personal journeys of leaders and mentors from the North Peel Community Church congregation. Share stories of community with your students while exploring personal stories and objects.
Letters (Grades 1-3, language, social studies)
Investigate a letter written in 1832. Reflect on the journey described in the letter and create your own.
Mapping (Grades 1-3, social studies)
Explore maps from the PAMA Archives collection and create your own.
Mapping a region (Grades 1-3, social studies)
Highlights components of the curriculum touching on reading, creating, and understanding maps and the changing landscape of the Peel Region.
- Mapping a region
- Township of Caledon plan annotated with flora survey information, ca. 1934, Wm. Perkins Bull fonds
- Animated map of Chinguacousy Township, ca. 1933, Wm. Perkins Bull fonds
- Map of Peel County, 1953, Russell Cooper fonds
- Town of Brampton map, 1950s
- Aerial photograph of Caledon East, 1967, County of Peel fonds
Take a tour: Simon Hughes (Grades 1-3, visual arts)
Move yourself through PAMA's Gallery and the exhibition Simon Hughes: Works, 2001-2020 in a virtual 360 degree experience. Use critical analysis to explore his use of the elements of art, representations of Canada and get inspired for your own creation.
Circle, circle, square (Grade 2, math and visual arts)
This STEAM based lesson looks at art and artifacts from the PAMA collection. Students will be able to see the use of patterns in different ways. Students can predict the patterns and create their own.
Spotlight: William Ronald (Grade 3, the arts – visual arts)
Diving into the art gallery collection, we find abstract expressionist painter William Ronald. Using the Critical Analysis Process, explore abstract art and create your own.