Living on the American Frontier: Meet Jean Baptiste Maurice dit Chantillon
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: New October 2022! Learn about life in French colonial times with wood working living history performer Jean Baptiste Maurice dit Chantillon, resident of historic Ste. Genevieve MO.

Learn more about French Colonial history with our video partner, The Centre for French Colonial Life in Ste. Genevieve, MO and on their Facebook page, here.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: DUS History-190**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Check for viewing comprehension by quizzing students on the types of tools used in the demonstration and what was created.
  • Use the video as part of your study of the American frontier. What do students learn about living on the frontier that they didn’t know before? What frontier persona would they like to take on as part of a Living History performance in class?


*Profile videos use a first-person/first-hand approach to highlight interesting people doing interesting things in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.