From Mrs. Havixbeck we learned about the voyageurs who travelled into the interior of the Canadian wilderness to trap for furs. She taught us about the need to portage. She taught us how to leg wrestle! It was a lot of fun!
First you have to line up shoulder to hip!
You do this three times in a row.
The goal? You want to make them flip right over!
Everyone wanted to have a try, of course!
We are reading Dear Canada's Footsteps in the Snow, The Red River Diary of Isobel Scott. It is a fictional story based on actual facts about a family who emigrated to Canada from Scotland. The story tells of how new immigrants braved the new land and learned to survive with a lot of help from some of the locals.
The best thing about reading a dairy account is that it can easily fit into any time frame.