Through the Eyes of a Miner: Walking Through Time

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Program Description

Students visit the Miner’s Camp, listen to a story, try out a tippy trundle barrow, and tour the Roadhouse and Secwepemc village. While exploring both sites they will learn the challenges faced by the miners and how they interacted with the local Secwepemc people.

Students will visit an original Roadhouse, ride a horse drawn wagon or stagecoach, and explore a Secwepemc village.

You can also select ONE of the following activities to include: Games of the Secwepemc, Gold Panning, Arrowhead hunt/Necklace making, Dancing, or Sklulukh (Bannock on a stick).

Big Ideas
  • British Columbia followed a unique path in becoming a part of Canada.
  • Demographic changes in North America created shifts in economic and political power.
  • Interactions between First Peoples and Europeans lead to conflict and cooperation, which continues to shape Canada’s identity.
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
  • Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.
  • Canadian institutions and government reflect the challenge of our regional diversity.
  • Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.
  • Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions of Canada.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    4, 5, 6
    Months Available: 
    Times Offered: 
    Duration: 
    Half Day minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    $15.00
    Fee Notes: 

    $15 + GST  per student – includes the program and your choice of ONE activity ABOVE.

    The program and additional activities rates are based on a minimum of 10 students.

    For every 10 students, 1 chaperon (teacher/parent) is welcome at no charge.  Additional adults are welcome at the same as student rates.

    Additional Notes
    • Some programs are available in French.  Please inquire if needed.
    • Lunches are available for an additional cost, see menu on website, or bring your own lunches and take a break under the picnic shelter.
    • We would be pleased to customize your program to meet your students’ learning objectives.