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 use. Teachers Guide for Ojibwe Lifeways This is a PDF file. Source: Minnesota Conservation Volunteer

Junior Division – Drawing Unit; Drawing it Out

Junior Division – Drawing Unit Drawing it Out Lead Writer: Tanya Senk Unit Writer: Shelley Dennis Reviewer: Lisa Sanders Overview Grade 6, Visual Arts: Drawing The purpose of this unit is to infuse Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) perspectives into the curriculum through Visual Arts. It is important to avoid replicating and producing stereotypical…

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 Ontario

Residential School Lesson Plans Grade 8-12

Residential School Lesson 1 download pdf Residential School Lesson 2 download pdf IRS Colonialism, History and Impacts download PowerPoint SOURCE: Central Okanagan School District

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 hold on to her memories. Director: Kate Kroll Author: Nicola I. Campbell Actors: Ta’Kaiya Blaney,…

Ancient Villages & Totem Poles of the Nisga’a – Teacher Resources

Grade Levels: 6-9 Materials: Nisga’a Website Activities & Lesson Plans 1. Totem Pole Puzzle Activity: Activity | Lesson Plan 2. Totem Crest and Stories: Activity | Lesson Plan 3. Photo Analyses: Activity | Lesson Plan Learn more about Nisga’a Totem Poles, Worldviews and Clans at: The Nisga’a Arts & Culture website

Thematic Unit Colonialism and Racism

Overall Objective This theme focuses on Colonialism and Racism. The pain of the past provides strength for the present and wisdom for the future. Films grouped under this theme document the darker moments of the relationship between Aboriginal people and government agencies in Canada. (Note: Many sensitive issues covered in this theme; teacher discretion advised.)…

A Haudenosaunee Approach to Culture-Based Curriculum: Maple Syrup Season

©Copyright by Priscilla Elise Dessart and Stephenie Muscavitch, 2010 All Rights Reserved Terms/Definitions The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) are a confederacy consisting of five (5) Nations: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca whose homelands originate in present-day New York State. Culture-based curriculum reflects, validates and promotes the values, world views, and languages of a community’s culture. Description:…

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 Madre…

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 Leaders of Canada as part of their instruction on the history and culture of the…

Grade 6 Lesson Plans

Grade 6 Lesson Plans Lesson Link Grade 6 Nutrition PDF Grade 6 Tobacco PDF Grade 6 Our Solar System PDF Grade 6 Health; Stress PDF Grade 6 Appendix to Stress Unit PDF Grade 6 Science PDF Grade 6 Understanding Electricity PDF Grade 6 Principles of Flight PDF Grade 6 Personal Standards PDF Grade 6 Diversity…

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 bullying. For students to understand the impact of residential schools on Aboriginal communities and bullying…

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 learn…