Diplomacy in New France | with Parks Canada

Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
Artefacts, exposition - Musée huron wendat

(New – 2 different sites – Theme: trade and diplomacy)

Parks Canada and the Huron-Wendat Museum present a pedagogic activity on diplomacy. The student will especially discover the importance of diplomatic relations between French governors and Huron-Wendat chiefs, as well as their respective way of living in the 17th and 18th centuries

At the Huron-Wendat Museum, students will experience the political and social reality of the Iroquoians. Students will be immersed in the heart of the 17th century in the Ekionkiestha’ longhouse. They will carry out role-playing games highlighting the matricentric clan and chieftaincy system. They will have to prepare a commercial expedition with the French, just like in the days of New France!

The experience continues with Parks Canada!

What is the lifestyle of the settlers in New France? Did you know there was a Governor General whose diplomacy was at the heart of his duties?

In this activity, students will have the chance to discover what is hidden under the Dufferin Terrace and will plunge into the diplomatic world of the time. A role-playing and discovery game in the Forts-et-Châteaux-Saint-Louis national historic site will allow them to explore the themes of diplomacy and chieftaincy and to understand the importance of relations with the First Nations.

Fields of Study: Social Studies; Arts; Languages