Grade 5 - Canadian History

Canadian History Presentation

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The Blades of Glory Ancient Civilizations presentation is a 60-minute educational experience that specifically addresses the Grade 5 Ontario School Board curriculum for the First Nation Peoples & European Explorers unit. Through the use of lighting, music, and costumed skits, the Canadian History presentation aims to actively engage students and immerse them in the topics they’ve discussed in class. Topics ranging from the first Viking landings to the fur trade are covered, and students and teachers are encouraged to volunteer to help explain them to the audience. 

Prepare for an immersive glimpse back into the history of Canada.

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Things To Know
Location

Blades of Glory will come to your school!

Requirements

Seminars are presented to 2 to 3 classes at one time.

Presentations are held in a gymnasium

4 tables (approx. 6’ each) and 4 chairs are required

Each presentation takes 60 minutes to setup

Payment

$600 + HST ($1000 +HST for Ancient Civilizations on the same day)

Payment can be made by cash or by cheque the day of the presentation(s).An original invoice will be brought the day of the presentation(s) to be exchanged for the cheque.

Cheques must be made payable to Blades of Glory

Interactive Canadian History Experience

The Canadian History presentation begins with a land acknowledgement and an introduction into the perspectives involved in the colonial history of Canada.

The presentation will then cover the first Viking landings with Thorvald Eriksson & their encounters with First Nations peoples, a comparison of European and First Nations weapons, and then an exploration of the Canadian Fur Trade. To round out the session, students will be able to come look at and touch some of the various ancient European and First Nations artefacts that are brought with the presenters.

Authentic First Nation Artefacts

After the 60-minute presentation, students will have the opportunity to come to the front and see some of the European and First Nations artefacts on display. 

Items placed on display include: Totem Pole, various real furs (including Beaver Skins), various English, French and First Nations armour, weapons and artefacts.

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What Teachers Say

"Excellent! The best presentation I've seen in 24 years of teaching. An outstanding presentation that is linked to curriculum expectations. Great artefacts, interactive presentation. Students loved it!"
L. Vallorio, Gr. 5 Teacher
Holy Name of Mary, Ancaster
"A wealth of information on different civilizations imparted to the students. The students enjoyed taking part in the various activities which kept them interested in the presentation. Good display & artefacts."
Mrs. Mendonce, Gr. 5 Teacher
Our Lady of Good Voyage School, Mississauga
"The presentation on Ancient Egypt was fantastic. The museum came to us and was 'hands-on'. The live involvement of the students in the stories was humourous AND educational."
Mrs. Cassell, Gr. 5 Teacher
St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School, Whitby

What Teachers Say