Traditional knowledge

Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
Maintien des traditions, autochtone - Musée huron wendat

In this activity, a guide will accompany your students to experience the traditional knowledge of the Huron-Wendat Nation in an immersive way.

  • Visit the Huron-Wendat Museum and the Ekionkiestha’ National Longhouse;
  • Bannock (traditional bread) tasting.  Students will have baked the bannock themselves on the fire. In case of rainy or stormy weather, they will enjoy a boreal beverage tasting while learning about the making of the drink and the virtues of herbs as well as listening to a legend;
  • Experiment with traditional fire-starting techniques;
  • Play First Nations games (lacrosse, luge, bowl game, snake game, moccasin and bilboquet game).

Subject Areas: Social Sciences; Arts Education; Languages

Fields of study: ethics and religious culture; contemporary world; visual arts; history of Quebec and Canada

Subject-specific competencies: This activity, centered around the Huron-Wendat ancestral culture, will call upon students to understand the organization of a cultural area and to characterize a period in the history of Quebec and Canada. Since knowledge is transmitted in a participatory manner, students will be called upon to engage in dialogues and to communicate orally in a variety of ways. The practical and playful aspects of the activity will enable them to interact with other in different physical activity settings.

*** Possibility to create your own customized package with other activities.