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First Nations

First Nations Education Programs

Family Life (Grades K to 2)

Dates: mid-October to mid-May
Times: 9:45 am, 10:45 am, 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm
Duration: approximately 45 minutes
Class Size: maximum 30 students per class; maximum of two classes (total 60 students)*
Students learn about life in a Plains Cree family long ago. They will learn about oral storytelling and hear the story "How the Turtle Got Its Shell." The importance of cooperation for survival is the central theme of the program. Classes will be split into two groups. BOOK ONLINE

   Group A  Group B
 20 to 30 minutes Buffalo Room Presentation  Guided Gallery Visit
 20 to 30 minutes  Guided Gallery Visit  Buffalo Room Presentation

 

 

 

Living on the Land (Grades 3 to 6)

Dates: mid-October to mid-May
Times: 9:45 am, 10:45 am, 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Class Size: maximum 30 students per class; maximum of two classes (total 60 students)*
Students will learn how people lived on this land in the thousands of years before European contact. Examining different hands-on artifacts, they will learn about innovative changes to hunting and gathering practices based on environmental changes over time. This program is based in and around the Buffalo Room program space. We encourage you to take your students to explore the First Nations Gallery at the conclusion of the program.  Worksheets for the gallery are available in both French and English under Teacher Supervised Visits.

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We Are All Treaty People (Grades 5 to 8)

Dates: mid-October to mid-May
Times: 9:45 am, 10:45 am, 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Class Size: maximum 30 students per class; maximum of two classes (total 60 students)*.

An escape room inspired program, the class works together to solve puzzles leading to a discussion about treaty promises and provisions.  The treaty relationship, historical context and spirit and intent are also highlighted. This program is based in the Buffalo Room program space.  We encourage you to take your students to explore the First Nations Gallery at the conclusion of the program.  Worksheets for the gallery are available under Teacher Supervised Visits. 

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Teacher Supervised Visits

See our Teacher Supervised Visit section for guidelines on visiting the Royal Saskatchewan Museum on your own, without a program.  Find self-use gallery worksheets in both English and French available for download.

*Planning Your Class Visit

A single class is a group of 30 students, maximum. Our education programs do accommodate more than one class, up to two classes of 30 students each, for a maximum of 60 students. Just be prepared to spend more time at the museum for all students to complete the education program.

Booking

To book a program fill out the online booking request.  Each request is time stamped and handled in the order they are received.

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