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Compiling resources to authentically teach about Canada's Indigenous people (First Nations, Aboriginal people) can be challenging and time consuming. With this bundle, I've done the work for you!
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♥ Guiding Inquiry Questions
- 6 samples are included
♥ Lesson 1: Introduction to Culture
- Web activity
- Venn diagram
♥ Lesson 2: What are Basic Needs?
- Ticket out the Door
- Cut and paste sorting activity
♥ Lesson 3: Indigenous Place Names in Canada
- Mapping activity with place names and their meanings for provinces and territories, capital cities, and other communities across Canada
- Bonus activity specific to British Columbia
- Powerpoint lesson
- Student prediction and recording sheet
- Anchor charts
- 4 Articles (Longhouses, Teepees, Igloos, and Wigwams)
- Jigsaw activity with interactive notebook pieces
- 3 articles (types of totem poles, symbols, colours)
- options for making your own class totems with samples and instructions
♥ Lesson 7: Indigenous Storytelling
- Mentor text suggestions
- Lesson plan for students to write their own legends
♥ Lesson 8: Inquiry Research Project
- Research project partner planning sheet
- Options for student recording pages
- Poster blackline master
- 2 Options for assessment
- Student work samples
♥ Lesson 9: Treaties
- Numbered Treaties anchor chart
- Research project instructions and assessment
- Study sheet, test, answer key
♥ Informational Articles on specific cultures of Canada
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This unit perfectly aligns with the *new* Grade 3 Curriculum in British Columbia (BC), but will work great across Canada:
Alberta: Grade 5
5.2.2 examine, critically, the ways of life of Aboriginal peoples in Canada by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues:
• What do the stories of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples tell us about their beliefs regarding the relationship between people and the land? (I, CC, TCC, LPP)
• How are the Aboriginal cultures and ways of life unique in each of the western, northern, central and eastern regions of Canada? (I, CC, TCC)
Saskatchewan: Grade 4
DR4.2 Explain the relationship of First Nations and Métis peoples with the land.
a. Investigate the traditional worldviews of First Nations peoples prior to European contact regarding land as an animate object and sustaining life force.
b. Research traditional lifestyles of First Nations communities and peoples prior to European contact (e.g., hunting, gathering, movement of people to follow food sources).
c. Explore how the traditional worldviews and teachings of First Nations’ Elders regarding land influence the lifestyle of First Nations people today.
Manitoba: Grade 5
5-VH-009 Appreciate the contributions of First Peoples to the development of Canada.
5-VH-011 Appreciate the Aboriginal, French, and British heritage of Canada.
New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia: Grade 5
5.4.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse societies of First Nations and Inuit in what later became Canada
Northwest Territories and Nunavut: Grade 2
Recognize that First Nations and Inuit people are Canada’s original peoples. (Some modifications may need to be required at this grade level.)
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