ibook: Lessons From the Earth: Storytelling, Art & Indigenous Knowledge

Lessons From the Earth: Storytelling, Art & Indigenous Knowledge Teacher Resource Kit – Primary Grades Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board Description Lessons From the Earth is a resource guide for educators that provides a practical application of Indigenous Knowledge into the classroom. The focus of learning is grounded in a traditional Anishinaabe story, JiigContinue reading “ibook: Lessons From the Earth: Storytelling, Art & Indigenous Knowledge”

First Nation Star Story

Atchakosuk: Ininewuk Stories of the Stars Author: Wilfred Buck – Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Ininewuk (Cree) Mythology posits that constellations and stars that are prominent in the northern skies are understood through perspectives that are unique to the Ininewuk

FNIGC Data Online | FNIGC

FNIGC Data Online | The First Nations Information Governance Centre. FNIGC Data Online is a new online service from the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC), Canada’s premier source of information about First Nations people living on reserve and in northern communities. This new application will provide unprecedented access to FNIGC’s published data in theContinue reading “FNIGC Data Online | FNIGC”

Respecting our Mother Earth – Environmental activity booklet

Ganawenimaa nimamainan aki – A kid’s environmental activity booklet: Respecting our Mother Earth A 20-page environmental activity booklet for elementary level youth. It offers basic information about the Lake Superior watershed, its inhabitants and encourages conservation and respect of the water. ©2006 Source: Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission – http://www.glifwc.org

Environmental Lesson Plans ~ Gr. 5, 6 & 8 (DragonFly Canada)

Lesson Plans Download Respect the Water #1 Grade Levels: 5, 8 Subjects: Science & Technology, Geography Objective:Students will explore Aboriginal perspectives on respecting the environment; how individual and collective behaviour affects the environment; and the role of community engagement in maintaining healthy, sustainable ecosystems. Materials: 1. “Water/El Agua,” from Talking With Mother Earth/Hablando con MadreContinue reading “Environmental Lesson Plans ~ Gr. 5, 6 & 8 (DragonFly Canada)”

Circle of Stories Lesson Plans: Grades 8-12

Circle of Stories Lesson Plans: Grades 8-12 Lesson Plan Subject Description Link Lesson 1: It’s All Part of the Story Language Arts/Theater Storytelling reflects the rich cultural and religious heritage of the generations before us, and it leads us to understand how our past has influenced our present. Use this plan to help students learnContinue reading “Circle of Stories Lesson Plans: Grades 8-12”

Traditional Activities – Poster & Video Series

(Source: nnec.on.ca) Traditional Activities Poster Series posters created by our student design team Dogsledding poster Dogsledding video Net-setting poster Net-setting video Trapping … Snowshoeing …. Survival Skills poster Survival Skills video Quinzee Building Quinzee Building Video These posters will be published by Wawatay Communications and distributed to area schools for educational purposes. This work wasContinue reading “Traditional Activities – Poster & Video Series”

Aboriginal-Themed Science and Technology Lesson Resources

Source: Native Access to Engineering Program Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Queen’s, University. Aboriginal-Themed Science and Technology Lesson Resources Curriculum Newsletter Worksheet Teachers’ Guide Agriculture Download Download Download Biomedical Download Download Download Building Engineering Download Download Download Chemical Download Download Download Communications Download Download Download Computer Download Download Download Construction Download Download blank EnergyContinue reading “Aboriginal-Themed Science and Technology Lesson Resources”

Online Science and Tech Tools for Students and Teachers

Online Science and Tech Tools for Students and Teachers Source: Native Access to Engineering Computers – how it works start Construction – civil engineering start Flight – history/principles start Forestry – complex ecosystems start

Berry Resources (Cultural uses, Literature Links, Berry Teachings) – Grade 1 -7

Aboriginal Resources – Topic: Berries Cultural uses, Literature Links, Berry Teachings, Facts and More Acknowledgements – Berry Resources – PDF. Curriculum Connections- Berry Resources – PDF. Chokeberries (Minisa)- Berry Resources – PDF. Cranberries (Minisa)- Berry Resources – PDF. Raspberries (Minisa)- Berry Resources – PDF. Saskatoon Berry (Minisa)- Berry Resources – PDF. Strawberries (Minisa)- Berry ResourcesContinue reading “Berry Resources (Cultural uses, Literature Links, Berry Teachings) – Grade 1 -7”

Seventh Generation Science Experiments Booklet

Seventh Generation Science Experiments Booklets (From: http://www.fnesc.ca/publications/index.php#T) Seventh Generation Club To create a club where First Nations youth can envision their future by recognizing their own energy, the culture of their people, and the teamwork needed to succeed by giving them opportunities to make healthy life choices, participate in their community, and to meet theContinue reading “Seventh Generation Science Experiments Booklet”

Contemporary and Historical Mi’gmaq materials

Summary: For thousands of years, Gespe’gewa’gi ~ the Seventh District of Mi’gma’gi ~ has been the homeland of the Mi’gmaq. This Web site- Gespe’gewa’gi Mi’gmaq: Speaking About Our Land, Nm’tginen, recognizes and honours the history, contributions, and culture of the Gespe’gewa’gi, Mi’gmaq. The Nm’tginen (lands), which compose Gespe’gewa’gi includes: the Gaspé Peninsula, parts of Québec,Continue reading “Contemporary and Historical Mi’gmaq materials”

Native Drums – Canadian Aboriginal Drums and Music (Grades 4-11)

Welcome to the Native Drums Teachers’ Homepage. Canadian Teachers of grades 4-11 classes can find free, downloadable, printable Teachers’ Resource Kits (TRK’s) directly relating to provincial curricula. These materials are usable as is or customizable for printing and use in the classroom, and include lesson plans, reference to background materials, in-class exercises, quizzes, and gradingContinue reading “Native Drums – Canadian Aboriginal Drums and Music (Grades 4-11)”

Cross-Cultural Science & Technology Units

Overview Aboriginal student participation in science and engineering is very low in Saskatchewan. Among the many reasons proposed to explain this fact, Aboriginal educators emphatically point to the vast cultural difference between Aboriginal worldviews of many students and the Western science worldview expressed in science courses. Without instruction meaningfully set in the context of theContinue reading “Cross-Cultural Science & Technology Units”