First Nations

Education Programs

Each program listed below includes:

  • a Classroom Presentation with props and specimens in the Museum's classroom, and
  • a Guided Gallery Visit in the First Nations Gallery

Family Life (Grades K to 2)

Dates: October to mid-May
Times: 9:45 am and 1:15 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 Bee Got His Stinger." Classes will be split into two. One group will listen to the story while the other visits the winter and summer camp dioramas in the First Nations Gallery; then they switch. The importance of cooperation for survival is the central theme of the program. Teacher's Guide  BOOK ONLINE

Changing Times (Grades 3 to 8)

Dates: October to mid-May
Times: 9:45 am and 1:15 pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Class Size: maximum 30 students per class; maximum of two classes (total 60 students)*
Students examine the technologies and the natural resources used for survival by Saskatchewan First Nations before contact with Europeans. Classes will be split in half. They will discuss changes to hunting and gathering practices based on environmental changes through time and will have the chance to look at authentic stone tools and weapons and discuss their manufacture. Please note that a full visit to the First Nations Gallery is not included in the program. Staff will focus on the tool/weapon manufacturing exhibit. Teacher's Guide  BOOK ONLINE

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. The 30 students will be split into two groups of 15.

Example: A single class of 30 students, two groups of 15 students. Total program time: 40 to 60 minutes.

   Group A  Group B
 20 to 30 minutes  Classroom Presentation  Guided Gallery Visit
 20 to 30 minutes  Guided Gallery Visit  Classroom Presentation

Our education programs do accomodate more than one class, up to two classes of 30 students each, for a maximum of 60 students. Just be prepared to alot more time for your students to complete the education program.

Example: Two classes of 30 students, four groups of 15 students. Total program time: 80 to 120 minutes.

   Group A  Group B  Group C  Group D

 20 to 30
 minutes

 Classroom
 Presentation

 Guided Gallery Visit

 Teacher Supervised
 Visit and/or Paleo Pit

 Teacher Supervised
 Visit and/or Paleo Pit

 20 to 30
 minutes

 Guided Gallery Visit

 Classroom
 Presentation

 Teacher Supervised
 Visit and/or Paleo Pit

 Teacher Supervised
 Visit and/or Paleo Pit

 20 to 30
 minutes

Teacher Supervised
 Visit and/or Paleo Pit

 Teacher Supervised
 Visit and/or Paleo Pit

 Guided Gallery Visit

 Classroom
 Presentation

 20 to 30
 minutes

 Teacher Supervised
 Visit and/or Paleo Pit

 Teacher Supervised
 Visit and/or Paleo Pit

 Classroom
 Presentation

 Guided Gallery Visit

Booking

There are two ways to book our programs.

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