Book a School Program
To book a school program, please contact Rita Bruneau at 604-513-4799 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.
Have the following information ready when you call:
- Choice of several dates and times: Morning (10 am–noon) or Afternoon (12:30–2:30 pm). Or flexible Friday times: Morning (9:30–11:30 am) or Afternoon (noon–2 pm).
- Number of students and adult chaperones
- Address, postal code, phone and fax numbers of the school
- Request service in English, French or a mix of both languages
Youth (6-16): $3.90
Adults (17+): $6.55
- One adult (including teachers and parent chaperones) per five students is free.
Additional adults: $6.55
Forms of payment: school cheque, credit or debit card, or cash on the day of the field trip
Once you book a program, a confirmation package will be sent to you along with information about your upcoming trip and possible classroom activities to prepare for your trip.
Our cancellation policy, which ensures all schools have a fair chance to participate in our programs, requires teachers to give two weeks notice so that we may fill the time slot with another class. We will invoice the school for the full payment if you do not give two weeks notice. We welcome substitutions.
Jimmy Goes Home
The story Jimmy Goes Home, written by Susan Dobbie, follows a fictitious character, a young boy of mixed ancestry, as he and his family travel from a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post in Northern BC to another in Southern BC. The story is based on the history of Hudson’s Bay Company activities west of the Rocky Mountains in the 1850s, but much of the historical background of this story is applicable to the fur trade across North America.
The following lesson plans are designed to help students gain a better understanding of Aboriginal and European contributions to the development of Canada. Comprehension questions draw out some of the pertinent points of the story; a mapping exercise helps students with a spatial representation of the story, and a journal writing exercise gives students a chance to creatively empathize with the characters of the story. Additional activities contrast two different types of Aboriginal housing as well as compare bartering to a monetary system of exchange. The story and lesson plans are aimed at grades 4 through 6 and can be used as an integrated unit that incorporates Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies.
Jimmy Goes Home Story (PDF, 31 KB)
Jimmy Goes Home Lesson Plan (PDF, 235 KB)
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