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Métis Roots in Saskatchewan

Program Information

Students will learn the about historical background of Métis in Saskatchewan, including their origins in the fur trade, riverlot farms, script, and the North West Resistance of 1885. Students will also learn about the "road allowance people". An in-museum Discovery Box contains a variety of artifacts, photos, replicas, maps, and quotes to help students explore Métis history and culture. In-classroom lesson plans discuss the 1885 Resistance. 

Grades and Curriculum Connections

Native Studies 10, 20, 30

Themes: Multicultural Heritage, Power and Authority, Métis, Daily Life, Community

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

Red River cart, traditional sash, furs, replica scrip certificate, and photosThis 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.


Book Your Class

Contact a WDM.

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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.