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WDM North Battleford - Grade 9

Please note that these programs are only available
by pre-registering and space is limited.



Gifts of the Land: Traditional Resources in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide For Teachers

Items from the Traditional Resources Discovery Box - model birch bark canoe, willow basket, rabbit pelt, piece of buffalo fur, and cedar branchOverview:  Students will explore the physical and spiritual importance of the resources of land, water, and forests to Aboriginal people in Saskatchewan, both in the past and in today's society. The in-museum Discovery Box holds touchable artifacts such as sweetgrass and sage to stimulate the senses and engage the students in experiential learning. The in-classroom lesson plans focus on Aboriginal resource use and worldview past and present. Students will engage in a Traditional Resources webquest activity which explores questions surrounding Aboriginal resource rights today.

Grade(s): Grade 9 Social Studies

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Fur Trade: First Contact from the North
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide For Teachers

Fur trade history brought alive by furs, replica HBC token, tobacco twist, and photographsOverview:  Students will learn about the early fur trade, including the positive and negative impacts that the fur trade had on First Nations people. An in-museum Discovery Box program features hands-on artifacts, including a beaver pelt, brain and smoke tanned hide, a 'Made Beaver' token, trade beads, and porcupine quills. FREE in-classroom lesson-plans explore the impact of the fur trade on First Nation groups and the current debate over trapping.


Grade(s): Grade 9 Social Studies, Native Studies 10, Native Studies 30
Date(s):  February-March

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