Archaeology of the Lower Fraser River (Live Digital)

Last updated on
Thursday, August 26th, 2021
Experience type: 
Virtual Field Trip
Program Description

Be an archaeologist for a day! Discover the rich, 9,000-year history of the First Nations people who lived along the lower Fraser River by learning about their lifeways, tools and technologies. These 50-minute virtual programs were designed in collaboration with archaeologists from the Laboratory of Archaeology at UBC.

You can select between two digital program options:

  • Archaeology of the Lower Fraser River: Hunting + Fishing
  • Archaeology of the Lower Fraser River: Woodworking + Home Life

During the program students will discover the rich 9,000-year history of First Nation communities along the Lower Fraser River. With the help of volunteer facilitators during the live digital component, students will learn about the lifeways, tools and technology used by First Nations people in the past.  Students will be encouraged to think about how cultural belongings were made and used long ago. By understanding the deep knowledge First Nations required to create tools and belongings, students will enhance their respect for First Nations Cultures today.

The live digital session 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
    Days Offered: 
    50 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    ESL, Homeschool
    Packages Provided: 
    Both Pre-Visit and Post-Visit Packages
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    $100 + GST

    Additional Notes

    Flexible start times