Plan your school visit to our national landmark
This nationally significant historic attraction has been delivering educational school programs to the school community for over 50 years. We are proud to offer you and your students some of the most outstanding educational opportunities available in the province of Ontario.
National Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21
Winner of the 2018 Festival & Events Ontario “Best Youth Initiative” Award
National Indigenous Peoples Day is a time for all Canadians to celebrate the cultures and contributions to Canada of indigenous peoples. Canada chose June 21 because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice and because many indigenous groups mark this day to celebrate their heritage.
DEMONSTRATIONS AND HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE:
• Indigenous drumming, singing and dancing
• Indigenous art workshop
• Indigenous and Métis artisans and crafters
• Historic cooking
• Herbal teas in the hospital
• Waterway demonstration
• Indigenous games and lacrosse
• Clay workshop
• Corn husk doll workshop
Price is: $12 per students, teachers and supervisors are complimentary
This free-flow program is available on June 21, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Group Reservations at 705-528-7694 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers can create a personalized day of activities available on the historic site to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous Peoples to Canada!
Grade 5 Curriculum Links
1. Describe some of the positive and negative consequences of contact between Indigenous Peoples and Europeans in New France
2. Analyse aspects of early contact between Indigenous Peoples and Europeans in New France to determine the ways in which different parties benefited
Tours of the historic attraction, along with education programs, offer interactive activities that correspond in the development of learning outside of the classroom. All education programs at Sainte-Marie link with the new Ontario Curriculum which came into effect September 2014. In addition to relevant content, programs make use of the Concepts of Disciplinary Thinking such as Continuity and Change and Cause and Consequence. At Sainte-Marie students have the opportunity to engage in Social Studies and History in a way that gets them thinking about people, places, and ideas.
A wide variety of programs
Our skilled and experienced interpreters will teach and engage your students through exploration, story-telling, lively discussion, comparisons, and “hands-on” activities. They like kids and they love history. Their mission is to connect your class to the past, in a spirit of discovery and fun.
We offer half-day, full-day and winter programs to suit your teaching requirements. Programs can also be tailored for Secondary School levels and English as a Second Language students. A lunchroom has been designed especially for students bringing their own lunches. This bright and modern open concept facility accommodates 75 students and is wheelchair accessible. It is equipped with hand-washing stations, a juice and water vending machine, and knap-sack storage.
Discovery Harbour, located in nearby Penetanguishene, also offers enhanced education programs. Please refer to www.discoveryharbour.on.ca for more information on Discovery Harbour education programs.
Sainte-Marie has added a new education room, the “North End Classroom”. This multi-use room can be used for various indoor education activities and can also serve as a comfortable lunch area for students.