Voyageur Lesson Links
|I spent some time with my kids talking about
the Voyageurs. When I was little I lived with a family that
loved the Festival du Voyageurs. We went every year to celebrate them.
My favorite part was the snow sculptures, singing and maple
When you see how your children remember the lesson it brings you a feeling of success. See the little video of my girl remembering one of the songs that were sung by the Voyageurs while Canoeing.
I hope you all enjoy the links below.
We started the lesson learning the Alouette song. It is very interesting what the song actually means. Alouette is a Sky Lark that they used to pluck for the traders for money. The Voyageurs would be hired because of their fast work. They were known to be singers while they work. They sung while canoeing on the rivers to keep in sink and move faster as well. Alouette is about plucking the bird. "Alouette" informs the lark that the singer will pluck it's hear, nose, eyes and wings and tail. Now it is sung to teach children French words for parts of the body
|Fort Williams Historical Park|| Fort Williams is one
of the largest living history attractions in North America.
Watch the IntroVideo with the kids. I am sure it will get them excited.
|North West Journal
Finger Weaving a Sash
site gives you instructions on how to make a Voyageur Sash.
You will know if your child will be able to do this.
|More Finger Weaving links||Below are
some more site that you can look through to find the right way for you
to learn how to Finger Weave.
Voyageur Arrow Head Sash
Franco's Pattern (Great Pictures)
Virtual Finger Weaving
|Rendez- Vous Voyageurs||Interesting
information on the Voyageurs Clothing and such.
1 year after learning about the Voyageurs