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First Nations

Family Life (Grades K to 2)

Dates: mid-October through April (up to Easter Break)
Times: 9:45 am, 10:45 am, 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm
Duration: 45 to 60 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. Most classes will be split into two groups.

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

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Living on the Land (Grades 3 to 6)

Dates: mid-October through to April (up to Easter Break)
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. Most classes will be split into two groups. 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 6 to 8)

Dates: mid-October to April (up to Easter Break)
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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*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.

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.

Cost

Admission is by donation. If your class is able, please consider making a donation of $2 per student.

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The Royal Saskatchewan Museum and T.rex Discovery Centre are situated on Treaty 4 territory, the ancestral and traditional territory of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakoda, Nakota, Lakota and homeland of the Métis Nation. We acknowledge the land in an act of reconciliation to those whose traditional territories we are on.