This resource provides an in-depth teacher resource for teaching about the Aboriginal heritage of Canada. There are lesson plans for the teacher, directions for student activity, reproducible pages and information cards, as well as suggestions for inquiry based discussions and projects. Answers are also provided.
While the resource was written for the Saskatchewan Social Studies curriculum it is perfect for any class learning about the First Nations and Inuit traditional heritage in Canada.
The outcomes covered in this resource are:
a. Locate on a map traditional First Nations and Inuit habitation areas in the era prior to European arrival, including the Northwest Pacific Coast, Interior Plateau, Plains, Eastern Woodland, Sub-Arctic and Arctic
b. Research the similarities and differences in ways of life among the First Nations and Inuit communities prior to European contact (men’s roles, women’s roles, children’s roles)
c. Investigate the significant events and principle First Nations and Inuit leaders prior to and during the period of initial contact with Europeans
d. Assess the coming together of First Nations peoples with French and British explorers and settlers including the effect of the fur trade on the First Nations and Metis in early Canada
e. . Trace the evolution of the Metis in Canada, including their origins, language, and major historical events, (the Metis of Red River, the Northwest Resistance)
f. Paraphrase a traditional narrative about the origins of the First Nations and Inuit people, about the relationship with the natural environment and connections between spirituality and the natural environment
Other units will follow to complete the full curriculum.
I Can Statement Posters for Grade 5 Social Studies
Evolution of Canada as a Multicultural Nation
Relationship of the People to the Land in Canada
Impact of the Environment on the Lives of People Living in Canada
European Influence on Pre-Confederation Society
Political Evolution of Canada
Functions of Governance Structures in Canada
Resources and Wealth
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