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David Bouchard - Metis and First Nation Literature Unit Discovering Identity

David Bouchard -  Metis and First Nation Literature Unit Discovering Identity
David Bouchard -  Metis and First Nation Literature Unit Discovering Identity
David Bouchard -  Metis and First Nation Literature Unit Discovering Identity
David Bouchard -  Metis and First Nation Literature Unit Discovering Identity
David Bouchard -  Metis and First Nation Literature Unit Discovering Identity
David Bouchard -  Metis and First Nation Literature Unit Discovering Identity
David Bouchard -  Metis and First Nation Literature Unit Discovering Identity
David Bouchard -  Metis and First Nation Literature Unit Discovering Identity
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Supporting First Nations, Metis and Native American Literature in the Classroom

Discovering identity is a literature unit based on books written by famous Canadian Metis author, David Bouchard. Through Bouchard’s quest for his cultural identity, students learn the importance of their identity through exploration, visualization, connecting and questioning, all while learning about the Metis and First Nations Peoples’ struggle to reclaim their culture, heritage and spiritual identity.

This literature unit is based on the following books which can be found in libraries or purchased through the following links:

Long Powwow Nights
The Secret of Your Name
If You’re Not From the Prairie
I am Raven: A Story of Discovery
The elders are Watching

Included in this unit are:

Connections to the BC Curriculum Big Ideas for Grades 3-9 in Language Arts and Grades 3, 4, 8 and 9 in Social Studies. (Outside BC, similar curricular comparisons can be made.)
Student Response pages for each book
Assessment Rubric and Answer Key

Student Projects:
Animal Spirit Guide mini - book
Personal Totems
'If you’re not from…' Poetry Art Project
My Identity cumulative project

The student response pages use the following reading strategies:
summarizing, visualization, connection, questioning, synthesizing

To obtain a copies of these book and others like it, I recommend checking out Strong Nations, an online bookstore supplying indigenous and Native American books. Not only do they have an extensive selection, they provide themed book bundles for all age ranges.
Total Pages
32 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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