Archaeology of the Lower Fraser River

Last updated on
Monday, November 30th, 2020
Experience type: 
Virtual Field Trip
Program Description

This 30-minute live digital program is adapted from MOA’s onsite Archaeology of the Lower Fraser River program, which was designed in collaboration with archaeologists from the Laboratory of Archaeology at UBC. During the program students will discover the rich 9,000 year history of the First Nations communities along the Lower Fraser River.  With the help of volunteer facilitators during the live digital component, students will learn about the life ways, tools and technology used by First Nations people. This is done by observing and studying ancient cultural belongings using 3D and live images.  The live digital component is part of an overall unit plan, with prerequisite lessons that show the techniques used by archaeologists to find and identify the belongings.

Once you book this school program, you will receive the complete unit plan by email, along with confirmation of date and time of the live digital component. 

Big Ideas
  • Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
  • Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.
  • Religious and cultural practices that emerged during this period have endured and continue to influence people.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    4, 7
    Months Available: 
    Days Offered: 
    30 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    $100 + GST