First Nations, Settlers and the Land

First Nations, Settlers and the Land

Classes participating on this fieldtrip will have an opportunity to learn about the impact of glaciation in Saskatchewan, visit a church built by some of the first European settlers in the area, visit a cemetary and complete a graveyard study to learn more about the immigrants and their relationship with the land. The students will also visit a First Nations encampment and learn why its location was so important in their lives.  Plants can be identified in their natural surroundings and the natural beauty of the Qu'Appelle Valley can be appreciated. See below for Outdoor Field Trip Student Checklist.

Excellent Saskatchewan Resource

History of St. Nicholas Kennel Anglican Church


Curriculum Connections




Grade 4

Social Studies

IN4.2 Describe the origins of the cultural diversity in Saskatchewan communities



DR4.1 Correlate the impact of the land on the lifestyles and settlement patterns of the people of Saskatchewan



DR4.2 Explain the relationship of First Nations and Métis peoples with the land


Grade 5

Social Studies

IN5.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the Aboriginal heritage of Canada



IN5.2 Analyze the evolution of Canada as a multicultural nation



DR5.1 Analyze the historic and contemporary relationship of people to land in Canada



DR5.2 Assess the impact of the environment on the lives of people living in Canada



PA5.1 Describe Canada’s political evolution




First Nations, Settlers, and the Land Slide Presentation5.68 MB
Landslide Coulee Site Pictures2.34 MB
Pre and Post Activities13.52 KB
FNSL Slide Commentary35.5 KB
First Nation Background Information15.04 KB
FNSL Bus Study24.5 KB
FNSL Cemetery Study26.5 KB
FNSL Cemetery Study - alternate14.87 KB
Outdoor Field Trip Student Checklist 76 KB