Children's Water Education Council
c/o Waterloo Region Museum 10 Huron Rd.,
Kitchener, ON N2P 2R7
Phone: (519)748-1914
Fax: (519)748-0009
Email: rsusan@cwec.ca

Festival Activity Centres

Bucket Brigade


Fire! Students must work together using a historic method to save the burning building from destruction


Heritage and Citizenship, Grade 3 (Pioneer Life)

  • identify early settlers and their origins, and describe their lives and contributions-describe changes that have occurred in their communities since the time of the early settlers
  • explain how the pioneers used natural resources (e.g. water, forests, land) 
  • describe the major components of a pioneer settlement-locate key information about pioneer communities from primary sources (e.g. local museums, pioneer houses, forts, villages)
  • collect and evaluate information about human and environmental interactions during the early settlement period 
  • compare and contrast life in a pioneer settlement with that in their own community (with respect to services, jobs schools, stores, use of natural resources)
The Children's Water Education Council gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. With $100 million in annual funding from the province's charitable gaming initiatives, the Foundation provides grants to eligible charitable and not-for-profit organizations in the arts, culture, sports, recreation, environment and social services sectors.