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Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site

Learning Experiences

School Activities

For many years now, the Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site of Canada has developed an outstanding schools program intended especially for schoolchildren in grades 4 to 6.

Designed to supplement to the social sciences program of study oriented on educational reform program, the special school group visit offers students the opportunity of discovering the site and participating in a number of activities and special workshops.

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In a quiet area of the Forges' sprawling grounds, the group will take part in a workshop during which they will handle or use objects, miniatures, scale models and illustrations. The guides will uses collapsible models to talk about home living. Small, easy-to-handle reproductions are used to present the topic of furniture. The workshop on dress compares clothing in the era of the Forges with that which is worn today. As part of the talk on archaeology, children are allowed to handle authentic artifacts and tools, a feature which always goes over strongly with these visitors. With the help of a reduced model of the fireplace, students discover how our ancestors could feed themselves.