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My Wigwam is Your Wigwam

Hosted by: Vanier Museopark

Would you be able to fend for yourself in the wilderness for an entire night without any model to start with? This is what the First Nations did for centuries before the arrival of the pioneers. With this program, students will learn about the materials used to build a wigwam, a type of dwelling typical of the First Nations of this region. Then, they will work in teams to build their own shelter.

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Muséoparc Vanier Museopark

Education Value and Curriculum Connections:

  • Grade 2 – Social Studies “Global Communities”: explain how two distinct communities have adapted to the location, climate, and physical characteristics of their region. “Global Communities”: recognize that there are countries, continents, bodies of water, that they all have physical characteristics and that their geographic representation can be done in different formats.
  • Grade 3 – Social Studies “Communities in Canada in the Early 1800s”: draw conclusions about the actions taken by various communities in Canada in the early 1800s to overcome major challenges. “Canada’s Communities in the Early 1800s”: describe how Canada’s communities in the early 1800s shaped key elements of Canadian identity today.
  • Grade 4 – Social Studies “Ancient Societies”: draw conclusions about the relationship between the lifestyle and natural environment of two or more ancient societies. “Political and Physical Regions of Canada”: draft questions that will focus on issues of responsible natural resource management in one or two political or physical regions of Canada while balancing the needs of the people, the economy and the environment.
  • Grade 5 – Social Studies “Canada’s Beginnings”: draft questions that will guide their investigation of the relationship between Indigenous communities and European explorers and settlers, particularly the French, in North America. “Canada’s Beginnings”: describe key characteristics of various Indigenous peoples (e.g., values, beliefs, lifestyles, roles of women), the nature of relationships (e.g., trade, alliances, conflicts, cooperation) among the various First Nations (e.g., Algonquian, Montagnais, Abenaki, Wendat [Huron], Iroquois) who resided in the St. Lawrence Valley and on the shores of the Great Lakes prior to the arrival of early Europeans.

Format

In-person

Duration

75 minutes

Language

English, Français

Fee

$4 per child

Hosted by: Vanier Museopark

My Wigwam is Your Wigwam

Muséoparc Vanier Museopark

Education Value and Curriculum Connections:

  • Grade 2 – Social Studies “Global Communities”: explain how two distinct communities have adapted to the location, climate, and physical characteristics of their region. “Global Communities”: recognize that there are countries, continents, bodies of water, that they all have physical characteristics and that their geographic representation can be done in different formats.
  • Grade 3 – Social Studies “Communities in Canada in the Early 1800s”: draw conclusions about the actions taken by various communities in Canada in the early 1800s to overcome major challenges. “Canada’s Communities in the Early 1800s”: describe how Canada’s communities in the early 1800s shaped key elements of Canadian identity today.
  • Grade 4 – Social Studies “Ancient Societies”: draw conclusions about the relationship between the lifestyle and natural environment of two or more ancient societies. “Political and Physical Regions of Canada”: draft questions that will focus on issues of responsible natural resource management in one or two political or physical regions of Canada while balancing the needs of the people, the economy and the environment.
  • Grade 5 – Social Studies “Canada’s Beginnings”: draft questions that will guide their investigation of the relationship between Indigenous communities and European explorers and settlers, particularly the French, in North America. “Canada’s Beginnings”: describe key characteristics of various Indigenous peoples (e.g., values, beliefs, lifestyles, roles of women), the nature of relationships (e.g., trade, alliances, conflicts, cooperation) among the various First Nations (e.g., Algonquian, Montagnais, Abenaki, Wendat [Huron], Iroquois) who resided in the St. Lawrence Valley and on the shores of the Great Lakes prior to the arrival of early Europeans.

Format

In-person

Duration

75 minutes

Language

English, Français

Fee

$4 per child

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Grade Level