You’ve probably heard great things about our trip to the Bennett Centre last week. Our students spent the day learning by doing, and we did a lot! After spending time examining artifacts, we played the Subsistence Game which reinforced the importance of meeting basic needs. Later, we skipped ahead in time and assumed the role of Metis Bison hunters. Definitely a highlight for most was the chance to try to take down a life sized buffalo! Although I have been to the Bennett Centre many times, this was the first time I have attended this session. As a Social Studies teacher, I loved that our students were constantly handling artifacts. Although we’ve discussed the importance of the beaver hat in our history and looked at pictures, it was a very different experience to actually wear one. Grade Four, what was your favorite part of the day?
Bison Hunt at the Bennett Centre