Jean-Paul LeFranc The French Voyageur

by  Hartley Outdoor Education Center

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Relive a year in the life of a French Voyageur as you "travel" from Montreal to the Grand Portage in Minnesota and back. Students will actively participate in the program while learning the different roles men had, their food, their unusual dress, and the purpose of their trip.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $125.00


1 hour

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Minimum participants:

At least 5

Maximum participants:

Ideal maximum is one classroom

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Hartley Outdoor Education Center

St. Charles, MI
United States

Our mission is...
to educate, lead and serve youth and adults through a positive learning environment providing hands-on experiences in a natural setting. We believe in:

•Building self esteem
•Instilling awareness, respect, and wise use of our natural resources through environmental education
•Reinforcing classroom instruction
•Expanding appreciation for past cultures

Andrea Loshaw

Program Details


1. Introduction to the purpose of the Voyageurs
2. Discussion about their unusual form of dress
3. Selection of students to perform various roles in the canoe.
4. Imaginary trip
5. Questions answered if time allows.


The participant will:

- engage in conversation with Jean-Paul LeFranc the French Voyageur
- develop an understanding of the Voyageurs unusual form of dress
- develop an understanding of the importance of Voyageurs to the fur trading era
- learn a few basic French words
- develop an understanding of the different roles in the Voyageur canoe

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NCSS Culture - a,c
Time, Continuity, and Change - a
People, Places and Environment - a,c
Production, Distribution, and Consumption - a