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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

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Posted in Curriculum Resource Books, Educational Resource Kits, Grade 3-5, Grade K-2, Science and Technology

Ojibwe Lifeways Article

There is a nice article published in the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer which examines Ojibwe lifeways in the northwoods by AIRC Executive Director Anton Treuer. The article is archived for free and has an accompanying teacher’s guide for incorporation into classroom

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Posted in Grade 3-5, Grade 6-8, History, Way of Life

Métis Lesson Plan – Junior

Key Concepts •Definition of the term “Métis” • Louis Riel and the history of the Métis in the West • Traditional “Red River” Métis culture • The Métis in Ontario MORE LESSON PLANS AVAILABLE AT: The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of

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Posted in Grade 3-5, Grade 6-8

How Grandmother Spider Stole the Sun – Primary Lesson

MORE LESSON PLANS AVAILABLE AT: The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

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Posted in Grade 3-5, Grade K-2

An Introduction to Residential School unit K-7

Link to An Introduction to Residential School unit SOURCE:Classroom Resources K-7 – Central Okanagan School District. YouTube Video Title: Shi-shi-etko Four days before having to leave her family and home for residential school, Shi-Shi-Etko learns how important it is to

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Posted in Grade 3-5, Grade 6-8, Grade K-2, Residential Schools

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

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Posted in Grade 3-5, Grade 6-8, Science and Technology

Native Leaders of Canada – Gr.4-6 Lesson Plan

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

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Posted in Grade 3-5, Grade 6-8

Grade 3-5 Lesson Plans

Grade 3 Lesson Plans Lesson Link Grade 3 Soil Integration PDF Grade 3 Plant Growth and Changes PDF Grade 3 Prairies and the Land PDF Grade 3 Cree and Nisga’a Integration Document PDF Grade 3 Structures and Materials PDF Grade

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Rabbit and Bear Paws – stories based on the Seven Fire Prophecies and the Seven Grandfather Teachings

Summary From Website Rabbit and Bear Paws is for the young and the young at heart. This series is set in 1750’s colonized North America and features the comical adventures of two brothers, Rabbit and Bear Paws. Using Traditional Native

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Posted in Grade 3-5, Grade K-2, Preschool - K

Aboriginal Bullying Lesson Plans and Resources for Teachers

Bullying Lesson Plans and Resources for Teachers Lesson Plan Goals Time Ages Link LESSON ONE: The Impact of Bullying, Then & Now For students to draw a parallel between the oppressive nature of residential schools and the oppressive nature of

Posted in Bullying Awareness, Grade 3-5, Grade 6-8, Grade 9-12

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

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Posted in Assessments, Curriculum Resource Books, Grade 3-5, Grade K-2, Instructional Strategies

The Early Nicola Valley Unit Plan – Grade 4

The Early Nicola Valley – Grade 4 The areas of study will be on exploring First Nations families of the Nicola Valley. This will include Okanagan and Nle?kepmx families: Pre-contact as well as the present day families. OBJECTIVES: at the

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Posted in Grade 3-5, Worldviews

Mi’kmaq Spirit – culture, traditions and much more!

Create a Webquest with this Mi’kmaq Online resource. Teach about culture, history and spirituality and check out the bit on “Teachings from Pandora.” Mi'kmaq Spirit Home Page.

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Posted in Adults, Grade 3-5, Grade 6-8, Grade 9-12, Worldviews

Indigenous Games – educational activities

Living Traditions | NAIG Past & Present. Indigenous Games Educational activities based on traditional games. Experience Indigenous games and sports! Through these interactive activities, explore the qualities and capabilities that make one a great athlete: skill, teamwork, agility, discipline, stamina,

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Posted in Grade 3-5, Grade 6-8, Grade 9-12, Health & PhysEd General

Junior (Grades 1-6) Lesson Plans – Four Direction Teachings(.com)

Lesson Plans to help you teach and understand Indigenous Worldviews and Culture (Source: http://www.fourdirectionteachings.com) About the project: Four Directions Teachings celebrates Indigenous oral traditions by honoring the process of listening with intent as each elder or traditional teacher shares a

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Posted in Grade 3-5, Grade 6-8, Grade K-2, Worldviews

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