The Program Includes:
*The introduction of the 1999 GAPC Entertainment Inc. film production of “The Great March.” (30 min.)
*At the Conclusion of the movie, students will separate into groups for the first of four interactive historic scenarios. (30 min. each)
*After two activities, students will gather again for a Theatre for Young Audiences production that introduces Col. James Macleod, Jerry Potts and Chief Crowfoot. (35 min.)
*Following the play, students will return to their groups for the final two scenarios, which will conclude the program. (30 min. each)
4 Examples of History Scenarios
1. North West Mounted Police and the Whiskey Trade-students will learn about the whiskey trade and help the NWMP by reenacting the capture and trial of the Whiskey Traders.
2. Blackfoot Culture-students will get to participate in traditional Blackfoot games and storytelling.
3. New Years Ball- students are invited to a New Year’s dance, where Mary Macleod will teach the students several traditional Scottish dances.
4. Blackfoot Language- students will be introduced to the Blackfoot language, and the work that Jerry Potts did as a translator. Through interactive games they will learn words and phrases in Blackfoot.
(Other scenarios include working in the stables and drill practice. All aspects of this program can be adjusted to appropriate age and grade levels.)
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