The Amazing Map: Meteghan
Join TT and Bebo in a variety of fun and humorous adventures as they learn about the Micmac people of Meteghan, Nova Scotia, Canada. TT and Bebo travel using the Amazing Map, which will take them wherever they want to go. Each DVD contains a series of five feature videos, averaging 25 to 30 minutes in length. Each feature is accompanied by a video glossary, providing definitions of key terms.
Geography: The Hunt
The Amazing Map gives TT and Bebo clues to solve in a Scavenger Hunt to learn about the geography of Meteghan and the region of Clare. TT and Bebo visit the village of Meteghan, Mavillette Beach, the salt marsh, Smugglers’ Cove, the forest, an orchard, a Micmac elder and the Meteghan harbour. Nova Scotia’s position in Canada and its climate are also discussed.
Culture and Language: Red, White & Blue All Over
The Amazing Map presents TT and Bebo with a riddle to solve about Meteghan’s culture and history. TT and Bebo learn about the Acadian and Micmac peoples’ culture and language as they attempt to solve the riddle. Topics include Acadian festivals, food, family traditions, a Micmac legend, some Micmac vocabulary, homes, media, recreation, music and a kitchen party.
The Amazing Map History Museum
TT and Bebo visit the Amazing Map History Museum which features interactive displays of the history of Meteghan. The exhibits include information on early Acadian history and the deportation, a visit with a Micmac elder, a trip to the past in Port-Royal, a story of escape from the deportation and information on Acadian genealogy.
Natural Resources: The Amazing Treasure Map
TT and Bebo follow a treasure map to find Meteghan’s treasure. In the end they discover that Meteghan’s natural resources are it’s treasure. Natural resources mentioned are water, forests, soil and Mavillette Beach, Dune and Salt Marsh. A major focus is given to how each resource fills a basic human need.
Jobs and Industry: The Amazing Map Game Show
TT and Bebo find themselves in the Amazing Map game show, where they have to match Meteghan’s natural resources with its industries. When they make a match the Amazing Map takes them on a tour of that industry. Industries include seafood, forestry, farming, tourism and shipbuilding.