This teaching resource offers an in-depth coverage of all the indicators for the outcome DR4.2 – Explain the relationship of First Nations and Metis People With the Land
Although it has been written to meet the outcome and indicators for the Saskatchewan Social Studies curriculum, it will meet the needs of educators teaching about the relationship between First Nations and Metis people with the land.
Lessons are presented in the order of the indicators:
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 (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 lifestyles of First Nations people today.
d. Research the history of Metis people and their relationship with the land.
e. Compare the traditional views of land and culture of the Aboriginal peoples of Saskatchewan with those of the railway developers.
f. Assess the impact of historic loss of land on First Nations and Metis people.
g. Investigate the process by which decisions were made about the location of reserve lands in Saskatchewan.
h. Research the Metis struggle for land and the displacement of the Metis people in the late 19th century.
Other units in Saskatchewan Grade 4 Social Studies are:
Saskatchewan Grade 4 Social Studies I Can Statement Posters
How First Nations and Metis Shape Saskatchewan
Origins of Cultural Diversity in Saskatchewan Communities
Influence of Saskatchewan Programs and People on a National Scale
Impact of the Land on Lifestyle and Settlement Patterns in Saskatchewan
Governance Structures in Saskatchewan
The Three Levels of Government
First Nations and Metis Governments
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