As part of the social studies program, students in Grades 5, 7, 8, and 10 will visit the Woodland Cultural Centre. Formerly known as the Mohawk Institute Residential School, the Woodland Cultural Centre operated as a residential school until 1970 and was the oldest continuously Anglican-operated residential school in Canada. In 1972, ownership of the school was transferred to the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians who established a museum and cultural centre.
Linden students will participate in two morning tours: one focused on the heritage of the First Nations of the Eastern Woodland area and a second focusing on the history of the Mohawk Institute Residential School.
After a lunch break, students will participate in a workshop to understand the geographical history of the moccasin and the styles and symbols within beading patterns. They will also create their own beading pattern in clay using real beads.