Museum of First Nation Artifacts

Each student in Mrs. Younger’s class ended a six-week First Nation study by researching and creating an artifact for their classroom museum.  They also enjoyed eating bannock, a type of bread enjoyed by most First Nations, and smoked salmon.  They learned that salmon along the Pacific coast was an excellent food source for the winter after smoking it.  The students also wrote their own “Pourquoi Tales” (“pourquoi” means “why” in French) after looking at old legends told to explain why certain events happened or why something is the way it is.  They learned the value of these oral stories told at the potlatches, which were celebrations at important events.  The students were proud to show case their final products for their parents and other students who came through their museum.

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