Camp Kawartha

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

For thousands of years First Nations and Inuit people sustained and nourished their cultures by harvesting what they needed on the land. They used plants and animals for medicine, for food, clothing and for building material. Their survival depended on having a positive relationship with the natural world. This ethic of stewardship became an important part of their belief system and culture. The land around Camp Kawartha is the traditional land of the Anishinaabe. In this program, we’ll explore some of the traditional foods, medicines and skills used by the Anishinaabe. We’ll suggest resources that will help you extend your First Nations awareness.

Season Availability: Fall, Spring

Feel free to contact us about modifying any of our outdoor education programs to suit older or younger students.

Grade 3 : Social Studies Curriculum Links

Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada 1780 – 1850

Overall Expectations
A1.   Application: compare ways of life among some specific groups in Canada around the beginning of the nineteenth century, and describe some of the changes between that era and the present day
A2.   Inquiry: use the social studies inquiry process to investigate some of the major challenges that different groups and communities faced in Canada from around 1780 to 1850, and key measures taken to address these challenges
A3.   Understanding Context: identify some of the communities in Canada around the beginning of the nineteenth century, and describe their relationships to the land and to each other

Grade 4 : Social Studies Curriculum Links

Heritage and Identity: Early Societies, 3000 BCE – 1500 CE

Overall Expectations
A1.   Application: compare key aspects of life in a few early societies (3000 BCE–1500 CE), each from a different region and era and representing a different culture, and describe some key similarities and differences between these early societies and present-day Canadian society
A2.   Inquiry: use the social studies inquiry process to investigate ways of life and relationships with the environment in two of more early societies (3000 BCE–1500 CE), with an emphasis on aspects of the interrelationship between the environment and life in those societies
A3.   Understanding Context: demonstrate an understanding of key aspects of a few early societies (3000 BCE–1500 CE), each from a different region and era and representing a different culture, with reference to their political and social organization, daily life, and relationships with the environment and with each other

Grade 5 : Social Studies Curriculum Links

Heritage and identity: First Nations and Europeans in New France and Early Canada

Specific Expectations
A3.6   describe some significant differences among First Nations and between selected First Nations and European settlements in early Canada, and identify some of the reasons for these differences

Grade 6 : Social Studies Curriculum Links

Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada, Past and Present

Overall Expectations
A1.   Application: assess contributions to Canadian identity made by various groups and by various features of Canadian communities and regions
A2.   Inquiry: use the social studies inquiry process to investigate different perspectives on the historical and/or contemporary experience of two or more distinct communities in Canada
A3.   Understanding Context: demonstrate an understanding of significant experiences of, and major changes and aspects of life in, various historical and contemporary communities in Canada