Last week, students in Mrs. Sarna’s Grade 6 Mentor class consolidated their knowledge of their recent Social Studies unit by organizing and hosting a conference on life in New France. Groups of three or four, created booths dedicated to detailing to the lives of different groups living in the settlement.
The missionaries discussed the role of church in New France while the fur traders examined the importance of rivers and trade. The women of New France provided samples of typical French cuisine while demonstrating the roles and responsibilities of the different classes of women in the settlement. Finally, the Seigneurs explained aspects of the seigneurial system while the members of government presented who was in charge of the colony.
The class practiced the skill of teaching to reinforce their understanding through presentations to four classes of Grade 5s and 6s.