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

Lessons From the Earth: Storytelling, Art & Indigenous Knowledge Teacher Resource Kit – Primary Grades

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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, Jiig Nong Aadsookan, The Fisher Story.  Included are sample lessons and video modules that support the traditional teachings embedded within the story. Lessons From the Earth is a provocation for student inquiry into topics such as the environment, First Peoples of Canada, Science, Social Studies, as well as important concepts such as love, respect and balance.

Available on iPad, iPhone, and Mac.

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Resource PDF: Integrating Aboriginal Perspectives into Curricula

A Resource for Curriculum Developers, Teachers, and Administrators

This document is available for download as PDF files.

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Integrating Aboriginal Perspectives into Curricula
A Resource for Curriculum Developers, Teachers, and Administrators (381 KB)

Source: Manitoba Education, Manitoba Government

Bringing Métis Children’s Literature to Life: Teacher Guidebook

PDF DOWNLOAD Bringing Métis Children’s Literature to Life: Teacher Guidebook

Introduction: Bringing Métis Children’s Literature to Life is a guidebook for teachers to support the children’s literature published by Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI). Not only will teachers be able to teach about the Métis but they will also utilize strategies that foster and promote literacy development (listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and representing).

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Full Circle: First Nations, Métis, Inuit Ways of Knowing (257 pg Teacher’s Guide)

Common Threads: Full Circle: First Nations, Métis, Inuit Ways of Knowing
The Common Threads resources consist of high quality, classroom-ready resources for Ontario secondary school teachers. The lessons are designed using specific Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum expectations.

PDF: 257 pages, 10.32MB
PDF: 257 pages, 10.32MB

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

5. EDUCATOR RESOURCES
8. VIDEO: WAYS OF KNOWING WHO I AM

LAND

18. PHYSICAL
Leadership in Aboriginal communities
Important Aboriginal places
Natural resources and Aboriginal peoples
Small businesses in Aboriginal communities
31. EMOTIONAL
Life in Aboriginal communities
Third World Canada
Protests
42. MENTAL
What are treaties?
What are land claims?
The importance of completing land claims
65. SPIRITUAL
Relationship between land and Aboriginal people
Land use agreements as sacred promises
Making sense of treaties

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS

79. PHYSICAL
Government philosophy
Arriving at Residential School
Negative impacts
Education today
94. EMOTIONAL
Life in Residential Schools
Identity conflict: between two worlds
A positive experience of Residential School
Intergenerational impacts
110. MENTAL
Learning styles
Aboriginal ways of knowing
A typical day in Residential School
Communities moving forward
117. SPIRITUAL
Aboriginal heroes
The significance of the Apology
Moving on

HEALTH

127. PHYSICAL
Health issues for Aboriginal people
Nutritional quality of foods
Nutritional quality of traditional foods
Business opportunities related to traditional foods
146. EMOTIONAL
Introduction to Aboriginal circles
How circles are used
Restorative justice
Applying circle concepts
153. MENTAL
Self-esteem
Addiction, depression and suicide
Aboriginal students and mentorship
A holistic view of health
Gangs
177. SPIRITUAL
Traditional beliefs as the foundation
World views
Two-spirited people

IDENTITY

186. PHYSICAL
Where do I fit in?
Aboriginal membership
Importance of clan systems
192. EMOTIONAL
Role and responsibilities of families
Impact of language on identity
Impact of Residential Schools on identity
Sixties scoop and identity
205. MENTAL
Who is Aboriginal?
Portraits of a people
Aboriginal identity in media
Stereotypes of Aboriginal people
213. SPIRITUAL
Art forms across Canada
Connecting story and art forms
The sounds of Aboriginal artists

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

222. ABORIGINAL TEACHING RESOURCES (DVD)
232. ABORIGINAL TEACHING RESOURCES (STREAM ONLINE)
244. ABORIGINAL TEACHING RESOURCES (WEBSITES)
ASSESSMENT TOOLS
247. CLASS DISCUSSION RUBRIC
248. WRITTEN WORK RUBRIC
249. ORAL PRESENTATION RUBRIC
250. DEBATE PANEL DISCUSSION RUBRIC
251. GROUP PARTICIPATION RUBRIC
252. LETTER TO AN OFFICIAL RUBRIC
253. RESEARCH REPORT RUBRIC
254. MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION RUBRIC
255. FLYER OR BROCHURE RUBRIC

Source: Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO)

NB Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills – NBAWES Curriculum

Curriculum
Curriculum

Overview:

Through adapting existing Workplace Essential Skills curriculum to meet the needs of Mi’kmaq and Maliseet adult learners through culturally relevant content, the NBAWES Pilot Project will work to improve literacy skills among the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet populations in NB in a thirty-week course. Adult learners in Miramichi and Fredericton will spend 30 weeks with teachers and coaches improving their literacy and employability skills. To meet the distinctive needs of First Nations adults, the programs in both locations will have clear First Nations identities in terms of content and orientation.

New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills – NBAWES Curriculum.

Turtle Island Conservation – Curriculum-based Activities Grade 4-6 (Toronto Zoo)

Turtle Island Conservation Miskwaadesi and A’nó:wara Curriculum Based Activities Guides

Grade Levels: 4-6

Subject Areas: The Arts | Health and Physical Ed | Language | Mathematics | Science and Technology | Social Studies | Native Language

Walking with Miskwaadesi

Grade Expectations Outlines for Teachers / Achievement Charts and Survey:

ISBN: 978-1-895741-54-4 | PDF File Info: 10.55MB | 49 Pages

Walking with Ano:Wara

Book: Walking with A’nó:wara
This story is designed to invite readers into the world of turtles designated Species at Risk through the eyes of A’nó:wara, a snapping turtle. This is a journey which enlists the Traditional Knowledge of the Haudenosaunee People. The wisdom and knowledge contained in this book includes the authentic voices of recognized Traditional Knowledge Keepers located in the upper Great Lakes region of Ontario, Canada.

PDF File Info: 6.70MB | 47 Pages

Walking with Miskwaadesi

Book: Walking with Miskwaadesi
This story is designed to invite readers into the world of Species at Risk, particularly turtles in Ontario, through the eyes of Miskwaadesi—a Painted turtle. This is a journey which enlists the Traditional Knowledge of the Anishinaabe People whose traditional lands surround the Great Lakes. The wisdom and knowledge contained in this book includes the authentic voices of recognized Traditional Knowledge Keepers located in the upper Great Lakes region of Ontario, Canada.

PDF File Info: 7.83MB | 49 Pages

Book companions

Ways of Knowing The Ways of Knowing Guide Earth’s Teachings, Toronto Zoo
ISBN: 978-1-895741-55-1 | PDF File Info: 6.78MB | 53 pages
Walking with Miskwaadesi Ojibway Species Identifier Guides: Turtles, Snakes, Frogs, Toads and Salamanders of Ontario Identifier Guides in Ojibway.
Walking with Miskwaadesi Mohawk Species Identifier Guides: Turtles, Snakes, Frogs, Toads and Salamanders of Ontario Identifier Guides in Mohawk.

Source: Ways of Knowing Partnership
Turtle Island Conservation

Turtle Island Voices CANADA – Levelled Book Series: Grade 1 – 8

Turtle Island Voices – Levelled Book Series: Grade 1 – 8

The stories within Turtle Island Voices are told in many parts of Canada. “Turtle Island” refers to the continent of North America, based on the creation stories of many Aboriginal peoples. Though the stories vary, many tell of the continent being created on the back of a great turtle.

Integrating Turtle Island Voices into the classroom not only helps to foster a sense of identity among Aboriginal students, but it also enriches all students with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives. Turtle Island Voices honours the histories, cultures, worldviews, and knowledge of Canada’s Aboriginal communities with exciting stories, information, and graphics that will pique students’ interest in learning about Aboriginal peoples and cultures.

Complete with Teacher Guides

Turtle Island Voices CANADA – Home.

Bringing Authentic First Peoples Content to the K-3 Classroom (2012)

This teacher resource guide, In Our Own Words: Bringing Authentic First Peoples Content to the K-3 Classroom (2012), has been developed to offer teachers information and guidance about how to incorporate authentic First Peoples materials into their instruction and assessment practices. Inside, you will find lesson plans, curriculum connections, assessment resources and suggested texts.

168 pages (PDF File)

Traditional Aboriginal Careers – Resource Guide

Traditional Careers is a resource designed to guide teachers in promoting career opportunities for
Aboriginal students, using experiential and holistic education as frameworks. Students have
opportunities to acquire cooperative education credits in traditional Aboriginal workplace settings,
e.g., trapping, wood cutting, and hunting.

tradcareers.pdf.

Aboriginal Literatures in Canada – Teacher’s Guide

Authors: Renate Eigenbrod, Georgina Kakegamic and Josias Fiddler
Published By: curriculum.org
Grade Level: 9 -12
Excerpt:Aboriginal Literatures in Canada: A Teacher’s Resource Guide serves a double purpose: to encourage the teaching of Aboriginal literature in English high school curricula across the country because Aboriginal students deserve to be taught texts they can relate to and, because non-Aboriginal students should be educated about Aboriginal culture, history and contemporary life through the richness of Aboriginal writing with its innovative uses of the English language.

view the Resource Guide.

~Source: Curriculum.org

Shared Learnings: Integrating BC Aboriginal Content K-10

Shared Learnings: Integrating BC Aboriginal Content K-10

BC Ministry of Education Publication

ISBN: 0-7726-5592-8
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Planning your Program p.8

Aboriginal Peoples of BC p.11

Shared Learnings and Instructional Strategies p.15

Appendices p.117

Shared Learnings Matrix, Sample Lesson Plans, Assessment, Mapping Activities, Timeline History, Electronic Links, Contacts, Resources and Teaching tips!

“Since Time Immemorial” Issues of Land, Identity and Self-Government (for elementary and secondary classrooms)

“Since Time Immemorial” Issues of Land, Identity and Self-Government

This resource offers:
– instructional strategies
– activity plans
– resources lists
– curriculum connections

to assist teachers in addressing issues in Identity, Land, Self-Determination, planning, and programming.

Level: Elementary and Secondary

View the word document here.View the Word document here.

watch for the final version at: Toronto District School Board and click the Curriculum Resource Document link on the left.

Six Nations Iroquois Program – Teachers Resource Guide

NEW Major Curriculum initiative for Ontario Schools : The Six Nations Iroquois Clans program by Zig Misiak of Real Peoples History and Six Nations artist Raymond Skye. Supports the grade 3 and 6 social studies curriculum as well Native Studies/Native Languages courses.

Six Nations Iroquois Program – Teachers Resource Guide.

THREE STORIES
1- Creation Story
2 -Clans of the Haudenosaunee
3 – Formation of the Iroquois Confederacy
(Read-alouds , Shared reading, Guided reading, Independent reading, & World Religions)

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