Carpentry Demonstrations during Education Programs at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Junior/Intermediate Programs

 

Contact our Tour Coordinator for further information on our Education Programs: 
Phone (705)528-7694 or click here to enquire

 

 

Standard Tours:

THE LONGHOUSE PEOPLE

’The Longhouse People’ tour focuses on the interaction between the Huron Wendat people and the French missionaries. The impact of that interaction will be discussed in such areas as European technology, the introduction of disease, the effects of the fur trade, and the attempt by the Jesuits to convert the Huron Wendat to Christianity. This curriculum-based tour is an excellent opportunity for students to experience, first hand, the significance of the Huron Wendat people in the history of Canada.

Time:  2 1/2 hours
Available:  April, May, June, September, October, November
Cost:  $6.00 per student
Numbers:  Minimum 20 - Maximum 100 students


TWO CULTURES: ONE LAND

“Two Cultures: One Land” will transport your students back in time to the establishment of French culture in what is now Ontario. Topics include why the French came to New France, why Sainte-Marie was constructed so far inland from Quebec, and how the newcomers interacted with the Iroquoian Wendat people, resulting in changes for both.

Time:  2 1/2 hours
Available:  April, May, June, September, October, November
Cost:  $6.00 per student
Numbers:  Minimum 20 - Maximum 100 students

 

Enhanced Tours:

THE WAYS OF THE WENDAT

Students are introduced to the culture and heritage of the Huron Wendat peoples, and explore their interaction with Ontario's earliest European settlers, the French Jesuit missionaries. Their experience includes a tour of the historic site, making First Nations Aboriginal projects out of clay, and a choice of either traditional Native games or Canada's oldest and national sport: lacrosse.

Time:  2 1/2 hours
Available:  April, May, September, October, November
Cost:  $8.00 per student
Numbers:  Minimum 20 - Maximum 100 students


BLACK ROBES IN NEW FRANCE

Introduce your students to Ontario's earliest European community and the challenges faced by the French Jesuit missionaries when they established themselves in the land of the Wendat. Students will learn of the issues relating to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, as two very different cultures attempted to co-exist and understand one another. Your visit includes a tour of the reconstructed site and a quill pen writing session, where students will craft their own pens and write a letter to take home. This in-depth, hands-on activity provides insights on French culture in the 17th century and demonstrates the importance of the written word in our understanding of the past.

Time:  2 1/2 hours
Available:  April to mid-May, September, October, November
Cost:  $8.00 per student
Numbers:  Minimum 20 - Maximum 100 students



Full Day Programs:

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Spend a rewarding day with your class in the vibrant past of Ontario at the mission headquarters of Sainte-Marie. This experience includes an extensive tour of the site, and hands-on workshops that encourage interaction and understanding. Work with clay, play some of Canada's oldest games including lacrosse, and explore the related past in the museum. Your students will enjoy a day like no other.

Time:  FULL DAY (2 ½ hours morning / Lunch break / 2 ½ hours afternoon)
Available:  April, May, June September, October, November
Cost:  $14.00 per student
Numbers:  Minimum 20 - Maximum 100 students


IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS

Immerse your students in a day long past at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. Follow in the footsteps of Ontario’s first peoples and the French newcomers as you explore the mission headquarters on tour. Participate in hands-on workshops, including 17th century fire-starting techniques, quill pen writing, enjoy Canada’s oldest national sport, lacrosse, and make connections between past and present in the Museum.

Time:  FULL DAY (2 ½ hours morning / Lunch break / 2 ½ hours afternoon)
Available:  April, May, June September, October, November
Cost:  $14.00 per student
Numbers:  Minimum 20 - Maximum 100 students


WINTER IN WENDAKE 

The Winter in Wendake program at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons lets participants experience the interactions of the French missionaries and the Huron Wendat during the winter season. Students study the roots of the French Jesuit community, and learn about the contributions of First Nations to the development of Canada. Students will use a Native invention to walk across the snow during a historical snowshoe hike, and participate in a number of hands-on activities.

Time:  FULL DAY (2 ½ hours morning / Lunch break / 2 ½ hours afternoon)
Available:  January to mid-March – Subject to availability
Cost:  $14.00 per student
Numbers:  Minimum 20 - Maximum 60 students

 

Cooperative Full Day Programs:

WALK WHERE THEY WALKED

(This program is offered in co-operation with the Martyrs' Shrine)

Your visit to the Shrine offers your students the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the Canadian Martyrs. The curriculum-based CD-ROM* provides an opportunity for classroom work prior to the actual visit. Your experience begins with an orientation video that tells the story of the eight Martyrs in the historical context of 17th century Huronia. A teaching and group discussion, led by a staff animator in the Martyrs' Hall Education Centre, enhances the message of the video and leads to a variety of activities customized to the group.

While on tour at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, your students will walk in the footsteps of the Canadian Martyrs, in the mission headquarters the Jesuits and their labourers helped to establish. A powerful focal point is a visit to the gravesite of two of the martyrs, Father Jean de Brébeuf and Father Gabriel Lalement.

We invite you to participate in a spiritual journey...and walk where they walked.

Time:  FULL DAY ( ½ day at the Martyrs’ Shrine – ½ day at Sainte-Marie)
Available:  May to mid-June, September, October
Cost:  $12.00 per student
Numbers:  Minimum 20 students - Maximum 100 students

*An interactive curriculum-based CD-ROM is available from the Martyrs' Shrine upon request prior to your visit. For the CD-ROM, email the Martyrs' Shrine directly at: info@martyrs-shrine.com.

WALKED WHERE THEY WALKED (Overnight)

Stay overnight in the historic Wye Valley!
Students talking part in the "Walk Where They Walked" program can extend their stay in historic Huronia. The Lalande Dormitory at Martyrs' Shrine offers simple and comfortable overnight accommodations for your students.

Stay overnight and enhance your experience when you combine curriculum related education programs at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Martyrs' Shrine, Discovery Harbour, Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, and at the Huronia Museum and Huron-Ouendat Village.

Each of the rooms in the Lalande Dormitory sleeps four with separate washrooms and showers for a total capacity of 32. Rooms are available from mid-May to October. Email the Martyrs' Shrine at info@martyrs-shrine.com.for more information about this unique accommodation opportunity.

Let your students experience an unforgettable evening in one of the most beautiful settings in Ontario.

Contact our Tour Coordinator for further information on our Education Programs: 
Phone (705)528-7694 or click here to enquire


TWO PEOPLES: ONE PATH (Intermediate Focus)

This program is offered in co-operation with the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Accompany your students as they experience what it took for both the Wendat and French to survive in the Wye Valley over 350 years ago. Students explore Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, learning how people were influenced by the environment and how they, in turn, adapted their environment to survive. At Sainte-Marie, see how the French used a combination of old and new world technologies to carve a European-style home in the wilderness. At the Wye Marsh, learn how knowledge of the environment can contribute to the survival of all species, humankind. Walk with your students on the same paths taken by some of Ontario’s first peoples.



Time:  FULL DAY (1/2 day at Sainte-Marie and 1/2 day at the Wye Marsh)
Available:  April, May, June, September, October, November
Cost:  $12.00 per student
Numbers:  Minimum 20 - Maximum 65 students

This program involves a 1/2 day at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and 1/2 day at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre.

 

Live in Program 24 or 48 Hours:

MOON OF WINTERTIME

Immerse your students in winter past! The Moon of Wintertime Live-in program offers an unforgettable 24 or 48 hour journey into winter in the 17th century at Sainte-Marie. Single classes enjoy their own curriculum-based historical visit. Teachers can work with the program staff to select activity workshops that provide take-home projects for every student. Enjoy a snowshoe outing to nearby Martyrs’ Shrine, and experience the magic of legends in the longhouse, by firelight! Sainte-Marie’s Education Centre provides sleeping quarters for up to 40. (Including teachers and chaperones)

Time:  24 Hours
Available:  January to mid-March
Cost:
24 Hours - $50.00* per student
48 Hours - $90.00* per student
Numbers:  Minimum 20 - Maximum 40 students (students, teachers and chaperones)

Note: *Cost of programs does not include meals

Grade 5 Curriculum Links

1. Describe some of the positive and negative consequences of contact between First Nations and Europeans in New France
2. Analyse aspects of early contact between First Nations and Europeans in New France to determine the ways in which different parties benefited

 


Contact our Tour Coordinator for further information on our Education Programs: 

Phone at (705)528-7694 or click here to enquire.