Students will experience the vast history of this British naval and military establishment with a three-part educational program, which includes an introductory video, offering students an overview of the time period following the war of 1812 and the importance that this wilderness outpost, a live question and answer session with a Discovery Harbour Program Staff, and follow-up activities to further the educational experience beyond the live session.
Students will learn about Discovery Harbour’s rich history as the original British naval and military base in Penetanguishene, built to safeguard access to Upper Canada after the War of 1812. This program will introduce students to the life of a sailor and soldier in 19th century Upper Canada.
PLEASE NOTE: While the War of 1812 is referred to in broad terms, this program does not focus on specific events from that or other previous conflicts. This program is only available in English at the moment.
This flexible, curriculum-linked virtual field trip is available for in-class or remote learning and is recommended for grades 7 and up. It is available on Microsoft Teams or Google Meet.