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Early Settler Experience

When Benjamin Freure arrived to Canada in 1836, he said, “The country here is beautiful, a rich soil, covered with timber, and well watered, and all the inhabitants the most social and good natured I ever met ”. Students will learn how Canada has developed throughout the history of early settlers, such as Freure, and what resources may have elicited that change.

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Grade 1

Program Features:

Students will learn about the various roles in these early communities, what responsibilities fell to each role, and how these roles relied on each other. Students can also see how the natural world impacts these early pioneers, such as the use a of natural water source or how animals were used on a homestead.

Curriculum Connections

Subject: Social Studies
Unit: Heritage and Identity: Our Changing Roles and Responsibilities

  • A1. Application: describe some of the ways in which people’s roles, relationships, and responsibilities relate to who they are and what their situation is, and how and why changes in circumstances might affect people’s roles, relationships, and responsibilities as well as their sense of self
  • A3. Understanding Context: demonstrate an understanding that they and other people have different roles, relationships, and responsibilities, and that all people should be treated with respect, regardless of their roles, relationships, and responsibilities

Unit: People and Environments: The Local Community

  • B1. Application: describe some aspects of the interrelationship between people and the natural and built features of their community, with a focus on how the features of and services in the community meet people’s needs

Grade 2

Program Features:

Students can compare female and male roles in early settler societies. There will also be an opportunity for all students to experience both gender roles by trying out a few basic chores and pastimes on a farmstead.

Curriculum Connections

Subject: Social Studies
Unit: Heritage and Family: Changing Family and Community Traditions

  • A1. Application: compare some significant traditions and celebrations among diverse groups and at different times, and identify some of the reasons for changes in these traditions/celebrations
  • A2. Inquiry: use the social studies inquiry process to investigate some of the past and present traditions and celebrations within their own family and the communities to which they belong

Grade 3

Program Features:

Students will be able to compare the lives of various early settlers and discuss some of the different challenges that each had to face. Students can also make comparisons to their own lives and the lives of early settlers.

Curriculum Connections

Subject: Social Studies
Unit: Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada, 1780-1850

  • A1. Application: compare ways of life among some specific groups in Canada around the beginning of the nineteenth century, and describe some of the changes between that era and the present day
  • A2. Inquiry: use the social studies inquiry process to investigate some of the major challenges that different groups and communities faced in Canada from around 1780 to 1850, and key measures taken to address these challenges

Grade 4

Program Features:

Students will have the opportunity to explore the simple machines from pioneer times and learn about how these machines helped them accomplish daily tasks. Students will look at pulleys and gears from the past in order to see how mechanisms and structures work.

Curriculum Connections

Subject: Science and Technology
Unit: Understanding life systems: Habitats and communities

  • 1. analyse the effects of human activities on habitats and communities

Unit: Understanding structures and mechanisms: Pulleys and gears

  • 1. evaluate the impact of pulleys and gears on society and the environment
  • 2. investigate ways in which pulleys and gears modify the speed and direction of, and the force exerted on, moving objects

Grade 5

Program Features:

Students will be exposed to different citizen roles in an early community and can discuss how each citizen both contributed to and relied upon others in their community. Once students are familiar with the different roles they will have the opportunity to use their problem-solving skills and work out different encounters that may arise for different community members.

Curriculum Connections

Subject: Social Studies
Unit: People and Environments: The Role of Government and Responsible Citizenship

  • B3. Understanding Context: demonstrate an understanding of the roles and key responsibilities of citizens and of the different levels of government in Canada

Grade 6

Program Features:

Students will experience aspects of an early settlers’ community and the importance of immigration to small communities within Canada. Once students are familiar with the various minorities who populated early Canada they will have the opportunity to use their problem-solving skills and work out the various push and pull factors that brought early immigrants to Canada.

Curriculum Connections

Subject: Social Studies
Unit: Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada, Past and Present

  • A1. Application: access contributions to Canadian identity made by various groups and by various features of Canadian communities and regions
  • A3. Understanding Context: demonstrate an understanding of significant experiences of, and major changes and aspects of life in, various historical and contemporary communities in Canada

Early Settler Challenge

Thought life was easy during early settlers times? Try it out for yourself with some cooperative and competitive activities that put you in the shoes of our early settlers.

Grade 7

Program Features:

Students will participate in an interactive early settler challenge where they will complete four pioneer-focused challenges that are conducted in a relay race format. These challenges will vary but may include: tasks related to school life, the blacksmith, the farm, and home life.

Curriculum Connections

Subject: History
Unit: Canada, 1800-1850: Conflict and Challenges

  • B1. Application: analyse aspects of the lives of various groups in Canada between 1800 and 1850, and compare them to the lives of people in Canada in 1713–1800
  • B3. Understanding Historical Context: describe various significant events, developments, and people in Canada between 1800 and 1850, and explain their impact

Grade 8

Program Features:

Students will participate in an interactive early settler challenge where they will complete four pioneer-focused challenges that are conducted in a relay race format. These challenges will vary but may include: tasks related to school life, the blacksmith, farm, and home life.

Curriculum Connections

Subject: History
Unit: Creating Canada, 1850- 1890

  • A2. Inquiry: use the historical inquiry process to investigate perspectives of different groups on some significant events, developments, and/or issues that affected Canada and/or Canadians between 1850 and 1890
  • A3. Understanding Historical Context: describe various significant events, developments, and people in Canada between 1850 and 1890, and explain their impact

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Contact our education department by phone at 905-878-8151 or toll free 888-307-3276, or email us at
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