How did the pioneers build their homes when they first settled in Canada? What kind of materials did they use?
Students will explore how our Canadian pioneers used the natural resources on hand to create a homestead.
Using similar building techniques that pioneer settlers used, each student will build a wooden log cabin to take home! The ends of the logs are notched with a single saddle notch and the logs form an interlocking joint when another notched log is set over it at a right angle.
A great project to connect to your curriculum for any grade level or can be a wonderful gift for special occasions!
“This in-school field trip covers so much of the curriculum and the Presenter brings absolutely everything that is needed.”J.C., Grade 1 TeacherRed Deer Lake
“I enjoyed how this program covered Science and Social Studies curriculum and doubled as a Father's Day gift.”R.C., Grade 1 TeacherMcArthur School
“Oh my goodness, the log cabins are absolutely adorable. This project is very applicable to the curriculum. Great use of time - including instruction at the beginning, then hands-on log cabin building, and time for "pioneer games" in between while glue was drying.”J.C., Grade 5 TeacherSt. Martin’s Catholic School
“I loved that the wood was sourced from Canada and that the process was so well laid out.”K.S., Grade 2 TeacherNellie Carlson School