Simon Fraser and the Raging River

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Simon Fraser and the Raging River by award-winning choir director, Gerda Wilson 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.

Resource Index

  • Imagine a Dream
  • Paddle Hard
  • Sing, River Song
  • The Fur Trader Explorin' Song
  • Imagine a Dream Reprise

Intended Grades

Grade 4-6

Materials Included

Print Book + Download Edition - $30
- Printed Book
- Digital Book PDF
- Audio mp3s

Download Edition - $25
- Digital Book PDF
- Audio mp3s

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