River Hebert District students explore traditional Mi’kmaw culture

CCRCE News: 
Friday, February 24, 2017

Students from River Hebert District School took a hands on approach to learning in Mr. Mattinson’s Mi’kmaw Studies 11 class this week! 

Using their knowledge of traditional birch bark canoes, students constructed their own scaled models of these traditional boats. To construct their canoes, all of the students were given the same materials: a 1x1 piece of tinfoil, 4 popsicle sticks, and wall tack putty. The real challenge came after construction was completed. The students’ canoes were tested for durability in water using weights. Students observed their own canoes and then modified their designs to make them more durable. Great job!