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Seneca Roots and Saskatoons:
Traditional Plant Use

Program Information

Students will learn about the many ways First Nations have traditionally used plants used plants for food and medicines, in ceremonies, to construct useful objects and in artist expression.

Grades and Curriculum Connections

Grade 5: Social Studies IN5.1; DR5.2 and English Language Arts CR5.1

Themes: First Nations, Natural Resources

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

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In-Museum Discovery Box Program

This teacher-led Discovery Box contains an abundance of plants and items made from them, including rat root, sage, a wicker basket, a model birch bark canoe, berries, and more.

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 in Lesson Plans in English and 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.