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Lesson Plans



The Lake Country Museum & Archives has developed Social Studies lesson plans for grades 1-4 based upon the history of Lake Country and the Okanagan. These lessons were designed to follow the education curriculum guidelines established by the BC Government ( They are available for the use of all educators, teachers, and parents. 

The aim is to create an awareness of the rich local and regional history as required in the current curriculum and to build a greater attachment to our community. 

Additionally, the Lake Country Museum may provide guest speakers, an opportunity for field trips and additional educational resources to help meet your educational goals and needs.

Grade 1  Grade 2
Grade 1 Lesson 1 – Girls Day Grade 2 Lesson 1 – Jane Swallwell
Grade 1 Lesson 2 – Irrigation Grade 2 Lesson 2 – Stagecoach Road
Grade 1 Lesson 3 – Farms Grade 2 Lesson 3 – Oyama Isthmus and Canal


Grade 3  Grade 4
Grade-3-Lesson-1-Kekuli Grade 4 Lesson 1- Commonage
Grade 3 Lesson 2 – Kikinee Fishing Grade 4 Lesson 2- First Contact

Online Learning Resources

The Lake Country Museum & Archives in partnership with the University of British Columbia is providing free digital copies of Apple Valley and All Aboard. Perfect for homeschooling, research and pleasure reading. Click on the image below to read our latest publications.


Apple Valley: A Century of Fruit Farming in the Okanagan