Students will play as a family unit in Canada circa early 1800’s and try to survive using uses of local trees. Perspectives of first nations, Metis, Seignores, habitants, English Settler, and blacksmith are showcased as students must find plants with specific uses their family unit requires to survive. Trading knowledge, paying rent, and getting goods and services and other aspects of early living are all explored as part of the game. Growth and changes in plants are explored through various uses and impacts of the trees involved. In the afternoon, students will explore the woodlot while participating in a hike. They will see first hand how animals use trees throughout the seasons.
Science and Technology - Understanding Life Systems: Biodiversity
Social Studies - Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada
Post Visit Resource - Leaf Learning