Early First Peoples in Canada
Read, identify, sort and record information in graphic organizers.
Readings at "just right" level
This packet explores the 6 different groups of early First Nations People in Canada, where they lived, how they moved around, what they wore, what they ate and some of their beliefs. Graphic organizers help students to sort information and compare similarities and differences. Students learn that environment influences how a people live.
Student may use information to put together a short presentation.
Please find included:
Pg 2 Curricular and Content Competencies that may be applied using the material
Pg 3 Introduction: Six different groups of Early First Nations people living in Canada
Pg 4 Graphic Organizer: Name the six groups. Use word box
Pg 5 Woodland First Nations: location in Canada and homes they lived in
Pg 6 Iroquoian First Nations: location in Canada and homes they lived in
Pg 7 Plains First Nations: location in Canada and homes they lived in
Pg 8 Graphic Organizer: cut and glue location and homes
Pg.9 How did these three people live as a group? What foods did they eat?
Pg 10 Graphic Organizer: Write about one of the three groups you have learned about.
Pg 11 Plateau First Nations: location and homes
Pg 12 Pacific Coast First Nation: location and homes
Pg 13 First of the Mackenzie and Yukon River Basins: location and homes
Pg 14 Buffalo hide graphic organizer: write about 3 facts learned so far
Pg 15 How did these groups live as a group? What did they eat?
Pg 16 Graphic Organizer: Word bank of foods: sort and match with people groups
Pg 17 First Nations and Clothing
Pg 18 Travelling by canoe: How are the different canoes different from the first?
Pg 19 Answer Key
Pg 20 First Nations People and Ways to Travel - read at "just right" level
Pg 21 Graphic Organizer: 4 ways early First Nations traveled. How do we travel?
Pg 22 Beliefs: showing respect for the environment, land and living things
Pg 23 Map of six different groups. Matching.
Pg 24 Credit to Google Images, All other drawings by author
I hope you find this to be a spring board to further discussions and explorations of Early First Peoples of Canada.