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Path to Provincehood

Program Information

Students will learn that Saskatchewan's path to provincehood was strewn with obstacles, delay and controversy. Students will discuss and analyze how Saskatchewan was created, from determining boundaries and aligning all peoples involved to creating the supporting infrastructure and laws. The in-museum Discovery Box contains maps, a copy of Treaty 6, a replica Treaty medal, a railway spike, and other artifacts. In-museum lesson plans focus on the politics behind the creation of Saskatchewan as a province and how decisions made then continue to affect us today.

Grades and Curriculum Connections

History 30 Unit 2

Themes: First Nations, Multicultural Heritage, Treaty Education, Power and Authority

Historical Thinking Concepts:  Establish Historical Significance, Understand Ethical Dimensions of History

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

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In-Museum Discovery Box Program

Items from Path to Provincehood Discovery Box - RCMP button, railway spike, replica maps, image of 1905 newspaper, replica Treaty medalThis teacher-led Discovery Box contains artifacts, photos, and maps which promote experiential learning.

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

Location: This program is available at all WDM locations.

Dates: Please contact the WDM near you.


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

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.