Come And Imagine What It Was Like

Beyond Classrooms

Beyond Classrooms Kingston is a program that moves teachers and their classrooms into community museums, art galleries and community sites for an entire week. The site becomes an extension of the teacher's classroom where he or she can bring students to enhance their learning skills in critical thinking and problem solving while focusing on a subject or theme.

The Frontenac County Schools Museum
will continue to host classes with their teachers
in the 2017-2018 school year.

More information is available at the Beyond Classrooms website.

Read about the November 2016 Beyond Classrooms program at the museum in this article in The Kingston Whig Standard

Booking a class or group visit?
Group/Class visit suggested donation $2.00 per participant
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Or call us at: 613-544-9113
We welcome many different groups:
  • Limestone District School Board Students
  • Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic School Board Students
  • Various Private Schools (French and English) Students
  • St. Lawrence College (ESL) Students
  • KEYS LINC (ESL) Students
  • Queen's Faculty of Education Students
  • Children's Summer Camps
  • Retirement/Nursing Homes
  • Walking Groups
  • Art Groups
What to expect when you visit:

Upon arrival, visitors and students are brought into our classroom to experience a 20-35 minute 'in-character' lesson with a school marm. We provide pinafores and vests for students to wear if they wish. Once complete students will be 'dismissed' into the gallery where the extended programming occurs.

To allow each participant to have the best possible museum experience, groups are limited to 40 people.
Extended Program Options:
  • Crafts
    • Weaving
    • Card Making
    • Bookmark Making
    • Straight Pen Writing
  • Indoor Games
    • Cat's Cradle
    • Tiddledy Winks
    • Pick Up Sticks
    • Checkers
  • Outdoor Games
    • Drop the Hankie
    • Kick the Can
    • Tug-o-War
    • Hop Scotch
    • London Bridge
  • Artifact Find
    • A to Z Worksheet
    • What Am I Worksheet
    • Guess The Artifact Station
    • Hands on Artifact Examination
  • Art
    • Still Life Drawing
    • Pastel Creations
    • Art Appreciation
    • Poetry Reading/Dramatization
    • Pen Drawing
    • Mini-Skits
  • Primary Resource Archives for Research
  • Tea Time - Afternoon Tea for Older Groups
Pre-Visit Activities:
  • Then and Now
  • School Events (Empire Day, School Fairs) Discussions
  • A brief prep for students to let them know what to expect
Post-Visit Activities
  • Letter to the School Marm
  • A-Z Artifact Class Book
  • Then and Now KWL - Complete