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WDM Moose Jaw - Levels 10, 20, 30


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

 

First Nations Education
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide For Teachers

Items from the First Nations Education Discovery Box, including a knit sock, birch bark basket, and reed dollObjective: This is a study of four phases of First Nations education: traditional transmission; Treaties and education; residential schools; contemporary educational initiatives in Saskatchewan's First Nations communities. The in-museum Discovery Box contains artifacts, photos, and documents related to early First Nations societies, Treaties and Residential Schools. FREE in-classroom lesson plans ask students to research and discuss Treaty 6, the Indian Act, and Residential Schools.

Grade(s): Native Studies 30 and History 30
Date(s):
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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): Please contact the Moose Jaw WDM for specific program dates.

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Saskatchewan Wartime Contributions
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide For Teachers

Items from the Wartime Discovery Box - a hand knit sock, beaded poppy, ration coupon book, Victory Bond ad, bag of wheatOverview: Students will learn about Saskatchewan's participation in the world wars, our contributions, and about life on the homefront. The in-museum Discovery Box program focuses on the homefront and the effects of war on the people of Saskatchewan. FREE in-classroom lesson plans discuss how young people helped war efforts and the experience of Aboriginal people during and after the First World War. 

Grade(s): Grade 12 Social Studies, History 30 (Also Grade 6, Grade 8 Social Studies)

Date(s):
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Path To Provincehood
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide For Teachers

Items from Path to Provincehood Discovery Box - RCMP button, railway spike, replica maps, image of 1905 newspaper, replica Treaty medalOverview:  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 eh supporting infrastructure and laws.

Grade(s): History 30
Date(s):
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Métis Roots in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide For Teachers

Red River cart, traditional sash, furs, replica scrip certificate, and photosOverview: 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. FREE in-classroom lesson plans discuss the 1885 Resistance. 

Grade(s): Native Studies 10, 20, 30

Date(s):
Please contact the Moose Jaw WDM for specific program dates.

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Saskatchewan Agriculture - Contributions, Challenges, and Opportunities
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide For Teachers

Items representing SK's innovative and diverse agriculture sector, including canola, peas, lentils, saskatoon berries, photos, models, and moreOverview: Students will explore Saskatchewan contributions to agriculture between 1905 and 2005. Students will gain an appreciation for the complexity of the issues facing the industry and the ways that Saskatchewan innovation has and continues to overcome these challenges. Both the in-museum Discovery Box and the FREE in-classroom lesson plans aim to give students an appreciation for the complexity of the agricultural industry.

Grade(s): Biology 20 Unit 4

Date(s):
Please contact the Moose Jaw WDM for specific program dates.

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First Nations Farming in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide For Teachers

Overview: Students will explore First Nations agricultural successes and obstacles. As part of the in-Museum Discovery Box program, students will examine the 1879 Indian Act, a copy of Treaty 6, and the permit and pass systems. The FREE in-classroom lesson plans divide students into groups to debate government policy and lead them through research into the File Hills Colony project.

Grade(s): Native Studies 30

Date(s):
Please contact the Moose Jaw WDM for specific program dates.

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Métis Farming in SK
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide For Teachers

Overview: Students will learn the historical background of Métis farming in Saskatchewan, including riverlot farms and how the aftermath of the North West Resistance of 1885 affected Métis communities and farms. The in-museum Discovery Box contains a replica scrip certificate, river lot diagrams, grain samples, and more. FREE in-classroom lesson plans will divide students into groups to debate government policy and lead students in learning about 'road allowance people."

Grade(s): Native Studies 30
Date(s):
Please contact the Moose Jaw WDM for specific program dates.

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