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Roles and Responsibilities of the Johnson Family

While visiting Chiefswood National Historic Site students explore the roles and responsibilities of Pauline Johnson and her family. Students will compare their own roles and responsibilities within their lives at school and home to the lives of the Johnson family. Students will then get the opportunity to make a wampum belt bracelet to represent their roles and responsibilities within their lives at school and home.

Suitable for Grades 1-3

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Exploring Traditions and Celebrations

On a tour of Chiefswood National Historic Site, students will learn about the Johnson family’s traditions and celebrations. They will get the opportunity to explore a variety of traditions and celebrations within the Johnson Family and get the chance to discuss their own traditions and celebrations at home as compared to the Johnson Family. To end the day, students will then get the opportunity to make a wampum belt bracelet to represent their own traditions and celebrations.

Suitable for Grades 1-3

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Early Societies Scavenger Hunt

In this package, students will have the opportunity to complete a scavenger hunt to compare British and Haudenosaunee lifestyles in the late 1700’s to the early 1800’s. During a guided tour of Chiefswood students will learn about British and Haudenosaunee clothing, food, work, play and much more during their scavenger hunt.

Suitable for Grades 3-6

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Exploring E. Pauline Johnson’s Written Work

E. Pauline Johnson is widely celebrated for her poetry and prose. On a visit of Chiefswood National Historic Site, students will have the opportunity to learn about Pauline’s poetry and Haudenosaunee wampum belts. Students will create a bookmark that highlights important aspects of Pauline’s poetry.

Suitable for Grades 4-6

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