Lessons From the Earth: Storytelling, Art & Indigenous Knowledge Teacher Resource Kit – Primary Grades
Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board
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.
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).
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
5. EDUCATOR RESOURCES
8. VIDEO: WAYS OF KNOWING WHO I AM
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
Arriving at Residential School
Education today 94. EMOTIONAL
Life in Residential Schools
Identity conflict: between two worlds
A positive experience of Residential School
Intergenerational impacts 110. MENTAL
Aboriginal ways of knowing
A typical day in Residential School
Communities moving forward 117. SPIRITUAL
The significance of the Apology
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
Applying circle concepts 153. MENTAL
Addiction, depression and suicide
Aboriginal students and mentorship
A holistic view of health
Gangs 177. SPIRITUAL
Traditional beliefs as the foundation
Where do I fit in?
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
222. ABORIGINAL TEACHING RESOURCES (DVD)
232. ABORIGINAL TEACHING RESOURCES (STREAM ONLINE)
244. ABORIGINAL TEACHING RESOURCES (WEBSITES)
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
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.
ISBN: 978-1-895741-54-4 | PDF File Info: 10.55MB | 49 Pages
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
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
The Ways of Knowing Guide Earth’s Teachings, Toronto Zoo
ISBN: 978-1-895741-55-1 | PDF File Info: 6.78MB | 53 pages
Ojibway Species Identifier Guides: Turtles, Snakes, Frogs, Toads and Salamanders of Ontario Identifier Guides in Ojibway.
Mohawk Species Identifier Guides: Turtles, Snakes, Frogs, Toads and Salamanders of Ontario Identifier Guides in Mohawk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.