Native Leaders of Canada General Lesson for the Web Site
by Denis Daigneault Academic Skills Centre, Dawson College
A Teacher’s Guide has been prepared to assist educators in using the contents of this web site and the book entitled Native Leaders of Canada as part of their instruction on the history and culture of the aboriginal peoples of Canada. Your students will learn about First Nations, Inuit and Métis leaders through a thematically based exploration of the biographies of Canadian Aboriginal leaders.
Grade Level: 4-6
Content Areas: Native Studies, Social Studies, Media Awareness, English, Language Arts
Summary: The Aboriginal leaders featured in The Native Leaders of Canada reflect the diversity of
Aboriginal cultures of Canada from the Innu, the Mi’kmaq and the Maliseet in the East; the
Huron-Wendat, Mohawk, Abenaki and Ojibway in the South, the Cree, the Blackfoot, and the
Metis in the Centre; the Haida, and Nisga’a in the West; and the Dene and Inuit in the North.
The following activities web-based activities are designed around the “Profiles” section of the
web site and help develop an awareness of the common struggles these leaders faced
throughout the country since the time of Confederation.