Academic journal article Manitoba History

MHS Spring Field Trip Saturday, 15 June 2013

Academic journal article Manitoba History

MHS Spring Field Trip Saturday, 15 June 2013

Article excerpt

Early schools and the development of education in Manitoba are the central themes of this day-long field trip. The trip will depart from the north-west area of Grant Park Shopping Centre the parking lot at 8.00 am on Saturday, 15 June 2013. Guided by former MHS Presidents John Lehr and Gordon Goldsborough, the trip will traverse some of Manitoba's most scenic countryside while visiting a number of former schools and historic sites that have a connection to education. A light lunch will be served at a former school at Ninette, now converted into a residence. A visit to the now empty--and no longer open to the public--Ninette Sanatorium also has been arranged. After lunch the tour will proceed to Brandon to visit several historical sites including that of the former Indian Residential school, and the former Normal School. After dinner the tour will visit a former school near Firdale preserved as it was on the last day of classes, before the tour returns to its starting point in Winnipeg at about 8.00 pm.

Some of the themes to be developed on the tour include the difficulties of pioneer education, women teachers on the frontier, the bilingual education controversy, training bilingual teachers, and education and minority groups. …

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