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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada

Group Activities

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*New for 2015


 

Saleshop Sales shop
© Parks Canada

Artifact Bingo

It's Bingo, Lower Fort Garry style! The Bingo card squares are filled with pictures of artifacts found throughout the historic site. The Bingo caller, a Parks Canada interpreter, describes what each picture represents utilizing the actual artifact. A fun, interactive program suitable for all ages.

Length: 45 minutes
Workshop Fee: $1.00 per student
(entrance fees are separate)



Build a Red River frame house Build a Red River frame house
© Parks Canada / D. Harper

Build-a-Fort

In cooperative groups, students will learn how to build mini versions of a tipi and a Red River frame house. This is an excellent activity providing students the opportunity to reinforce and build on the skills learned in Cluster 0 as well as the Grade 3 and 5 science curriculums.

Length: 60 minutes
Workshop Fee: $1.00 per student
(entrance fees are separate)

 

 

New for 2015!

Bake-a-Bannock

In small teams, students will learn the basics of heritage cooking. From the quern to the hearth students participate in the preparation of bannock and butter, and get to sample the fruits of their labour.
 
This program is tied to the social studies curriculum (Identity, Culture and Community & The Land: Places and People), and engages students in a cultural activity. Specific learning outcomes for grade five include Clusters 1, 2, 3 & 4.
 
Length: 60 minutes
Workshop Fee: $2.40 per student (entrance fees are separate)
 

Heritage Chocolate Workshop

Discover the delicious history of chocolate. Cocoa has been enjoyed by kings, governors, soldiers and fur traders alike. Students will work together to prepare a heritage hot chocolate recipe and enjoy the delicious rewards of their labour.
 
Length: 60 minutes
Workshop Fee: $2.40 per student (entrance fees are separate)
 

Mini Mounties Police Drill

In this fun and interactive activity, students dress up as members of the North West Mounted Police and learn about the founding of this historic police force while participating in a series of drill activities. Students tailor their uniforms by creating their own pill-box hats to take home!
 
This activity provides students the opportunity to reinforce and build on the skills learned in Social Studies (Identity, Culture and Community & The Land: Places and People). Specific learning objectives met by this activity are: Grade 4 Clusters 3 & 4; Grade 5 Cluster 4; Grade 6 Cluster 1.
 
Length: 60 minutes
Workshop Fee: $2.40 per student (entrance fees are separate)