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History of Trade Beads

Students will learn about the pre-contact and post contact history of trade beads in Canada. Students will also learn the importance of beading to Indigenous peoples of Canada. Students will assemble a beaded item to keep.
Materials required will be sent to the school by the Indigenous Centre prior to this presentation.

Classroom Preparation:

  • Laptop and projector with speakers is required
  • Desks cleared

Time Frame:

Elementary School: 60 minutes
Middle School: one scheduled block time