Simon Fraser and the Raging River

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Simon Fraser and the Raging River brings to life the story of a famous explorer and fur trader’s amazing journey down one of North America’s most rugged rivers and how this affected the development of North America.

The 25-minute mini-musical was created to provide Grade 4-6 students with cross-curricular and integrated learning opportunities specifically in music, drama, movement, visual arts, social studies, and language arts. It may be used as a social studies classroom resource or for a staged performance. Setup is minimal and comes with performance suggestions, performance/accompaniment recordings, and reproducible student copies.

Intended Grades:

Grade 4-6

Materials Included

Print Book + Download Edition - $30.00
- Printed Book / Audio MP3
- Digital Book PDF / Audio MP3
Download Edition Only - $25.00
- Digital Book PDF / Audio MP3

To get your download edition, add this product to your cart. After you go through the checkout process, a download link will appear on the final page. You will also receive an email with a link to your download. If you purchased a printed book you will see a 7-digit alpha-numerical code in your product. Use this code to access your downloads at

Songs Include:

  1. Imagine a Dream
  2. Paddle Hard
  3. Sing, River Song
  4. The Fur Trader Explorin' Song
  5. Imagine a Dream Reprise by award-winning choir director, Gerda Wilson


Audio: Fur Trader Explorin' Song
Audio: Paddle Hard
Audio: Riversong
Book: Simon Fraser and the Raging River