Simon Fraser and the Raging River

Themes and Variations USA


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, a performance/accompaniment CD and reproducible student copies.

Intended Grades:

Grade 4-6

Materials Included

In the printed product:
- Printed Book / Audio CD
- Digital Book PDF / Audio MP3
In the download edition:
- Digital Book PDF / Audio MP3

In the CD product:
- 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. You will also receive an email with a link to your download. If you purchased a printed book with CD you will also receive a download version of the book and the CD. This is to ensure that users without disk drives will still be able to use the disk's contents. When you order a print book/CD you will also receive a download edition at no extra charge. You can use the download materials as reference right away, and will receive the print book/CD in a few days.

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