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.)
Native Studies, History, Media Literacy, Social Studies, Language Arts, Citizenship
More themes available: The Arts, Cinema and Representation, Colonialism and Racism, Indigenous Knowledge, History and Origins, Sovereignty and Resistance, and Youth. These topics are very relevant to social studies curricula across the country.
On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013, celebrate Have a Heart Day by supporting First Nations children to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and proud of their cultures. read more
Grade Levels: 6, 7, 8, 10 Subjects: Social Studies, History, World Studies Objective: Students will learn about the contributions of Aboriginal peoples to Canada’s war efforts; how Aboriginal warriors have sought self-determination and enforced their treaty rights. Materials:
1. The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book, by Gord Hill (Arsenal Pulp Press). Note to teachers: The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book contains some graphic illustrations (war, violence, injuries); it should be considered for
students in Grade 7 and above.
2. Native Soldiers, Foreign Battlefields, by Janice Summerby (Veterans Affairs Canada).
The Saskatchewan First Nations Veterans’ Association, “We Answered the Call”, A History Of The Saskatchewan First Nations’ Contribution To Canada’s Freedom And Democracy.. Source: http://www.fsin.com PDF File Info: 4.06 MB | 24 Pages