Animation in your Classroom by Les Filles du Roy
Within the framework of the activities, we offer to the pupils of the primary level, an activity on the life in the 17th century, particurlary the King’s
Daughters, those courageous young women who left France to come to this country.
Make our History known to young people. Make them aware of the importance of the King’s
Daughters in the colony of the 17th Century.
- Know the context of the King’s
Daughters before their departure from France and their motivation to leave.
- Speak about recruitment, give some details about the crossing, give an overview of their lifestyle in New France’s everyday life in: the accomodation, the food, the clothes, the relationship with Indians, the big families, etc.
A Fun Way to Learn
The meeting takes place with a King's Daughter dressed in the traditional costume worn by the common women of the seventeenth century.
She recounts her experience while addressing the topics mentioned above by relating them to what students have already learned in class. The kids can ask questions about this period of our history throughout the meeting.
The activity takes place during a class period (45 to 60 minutes). A costume for a girl and another for a boy will be available to dress two kids with seventeenth century clothing.