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Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site of Canada

Enhanced Education Programs

Grade Four and Five (2 hour program)
Grade Seven and Eight (2 hour program)
Grade Eleven (2 hour program)
Grade Twelve (2 hour program)

Fees
Booking Your Program

Grade Four and Five (2 hour program)

Introduction and video (Rendezvous Canada 1606)
Guided tour of the Museum
Guided tour through the ruins

  • Archaeology and Ancient Civilization
  • Tour of Archaeology Site (Worksheet using artifacts)
  • Pre-European Contact
  • Canada's Ancient Civilizations and Their place in the world
  • People of the Lakes (People of Anishinabe or Ojibwe and Chippewa).
  • Short stories (to bring the site to life)

Grade Seven and Eight (2 hour program)

Introduction and video (The Much Defended Border) in the theatre
Guided tour of the Museum
Guided tour through the ruins

  • The War of 1812 and the role-played by Fort St. Joseph
  • Fort St. Joseph was the most Westerly Outpost in British North America
  • Aboriginal Alliance-Aboriginal people, British military Indian Department, fur traders
  • Key Characteristics of life in English Canada from a variety of perspectives
  • Major causes and personalities of the War of 1812
  • The impact of the War of 1812 on the development of Canada (e.g.defense-related construction)

Grade 11 (2 hour program)

Sociology/Anthropology/Archaeology and History

Introduction and DVD (British Outpost on the Frontier) in the theatre
Guided tour of the Museum
Guided tour through the ruins

  1. Complete the Exhibit worksheet
  2. Deed of Sale 1798
    • Who represented the British?
    • Who were the witnesses? What do we know about them?
    • What transaction took place?

History and Sociology/Anthropology

  • Fort St. Joseph- social structures and institutions
  • Archaeology at Fort St. Joseph
  • Effectively communicate the results of their inquiries

* Copies of original documents are available for student research
* Worksheet for research on artefacts in the exhibit is available


Grade 12 (2 hour program)

Canadian History, Identity and Culture

Check out the Parks Canada website for Teacher Resource Centre – Grade 12 History, War of 1812 lesson plan uses copies of original documents from Fort St. Joseph and other War of 1812 sites. To access the Teacher Resource Centre please click here

  • Analyse how conflicts and compromises between Canada and the Unites States have helped to shape Canadian identity (e.g. War of 1812, Confederation.)

Booking Your Program

For further information please contact:
Visitor Services
Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site of Canada
Box 220 Richards Landing, On
P0R 1J0
May - October : Ph. (705) 245-2664
May - October : Fax (705) 246-1796
Off season Ph: (705) 941-6262
Off Season Fax: (705) 941-6206
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