Grade 4-6, 60 minutes
Was Belle as real girl?
Was there really a four-day battle here in Canada with canons and casualties?
Was Marie Antoinette kidnapped?
Why did Belle and Sarah have to hide out in a giant gopher hole?
All these questions and more will be answered in this sixty-minute presentation Belle of Batoche – Metis History and Mystery.
Created to tandem with the Jacqueline’s novel Belle of Batoche, this curriculum- based presentation will inspire interest in this important and pivotal event in
Canadian history and encourage individual reading.
In this grade-appropriate session, students discover the reasons behind the North West Resistance of the Metis people and what led to the 1885 battle. Colourful characters, both real and imagined, will take the reader into the world of the Metis at Batoche. Students will be introduced to Louis Riel, General Middleton and, of course, Belle Tourond.
Class sets of Belle of Batoche, (minimum 20 books), include a complimentary virtual Q&A after students have read the book.
This session is available for Virtual Presentation
Requirements: PPT projector or Smartboard
Curriculum connections: Language Arts, Social Studies