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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

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

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Posted in Arts, Grade 6-8

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

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

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Posted in Grade 6-8, Grade 9-12, Residential Schools

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

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

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Posted in Grade 6-8, Grade 9-12, Way of Life

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

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Posted in Grade 6-8, Grade 9-12, Idle No More Movement

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

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Posted in Grade 6-8, Way of Life

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

Breaking Down the Indian Act with Russell Diabo – YouTube Video

Jennifer Podemski’s Interview: Breaking Down the Indian Act with Russell Diablo Video Length: 35:03 mins Grade Level: Grade 6+ Breaking Down the Indian Act with Russell Diabo – YouTube. More Information on Russell Diabo: -Follow Russell Diabo at http://twitter.com/russdiabo -First

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Posted in Aboriginal Rights, Adults, Grade 6-8, Grade 9-12, Treaties

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

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Posted in Grade 6-8, Health & PhysEd General

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

Math First Peoples: Teaching Mathematics in a First Peoples Context, Grades 8 and 9

The Math First Peoples Resource Guide is designed to help teachers of Mathematics 8 and 9 in British Columbia (BC) extend their existing practice to incorporate new approaches that make the BC school system more reflective of the realities of

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Posted in Grade 6-8, Grade 9-12

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

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Posted in Grade 6-8, Grade 9-12, Guidance and Career Education, Language Arts, Science and Technology

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