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Tell Me A Story - First Nations Storytelling in Saskatchewan


Program Information

During the Tell Me A Story program, students will learn that First Nations legends are stories that are handed down from the past, think about why we like to listen to stories and what these stories tell us about the cultures that created them. Students will listen to several First Nations stories told using colourful puppets.

Students are invited to tour the Museum galleries where they are encouraged to imagine what it was like to live in Saskatchewan many years ago and share their ideas with their classmates. How did children share stories many years ago? How will today’s children tell the story of their visit once they leave the Museum? During the in-museum Discovery Box program, students will listen to several First Nations stories told using colourful puppets.

Through the in-classroom lesson plans, they will discuss core concepts, read several First Nations stories, and, as a class, write their own story.

Grades and Curriculum Connections

Kindergarten: English Language Arts CRK.1, CRK.3; Social Studies INK.1, INK.2, PAK.2
Grade 1: English Language Arts CR1.1, CR1.3; Social Studies DR1.1; IN1.2, PA1.1
Grade 2: English Language Arts CR2.1, CR2.3; Social Studies DR2.1, IN2.2; Health USC2.1

*All curriculum links are to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education Curriculum Online

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In-Museum Discovery Box Program

Wolf, eagle, and frog puppets from WDM Tell Me A Story grade 1 programTeacher-led Discovery Box program features puppets that help to tell several First Nations legends, including one about bullying.

Cost: In-museum Discovery Box programs are
$3.00 / student. Pre-booking is required.

Location: This program is available at all WDM locations.

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In-Classroom Lesson Plans and Resources 

Three complete in-classroom lesson plans (with material lists, Saskatchewan 'Fast Facts', and additional resources) available FREE in school libraries as part of the Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide for Teachers resources book and online.

Download Lesson Plans in Cree, Lesson Plans in English or Lesson Plans in French.

Get Adobe ReaderLesson Plans are PDF format and require Adobe Reader to view.

Note: Hard copies of the Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide for Teachers are available for $32.95 at any WDM location.