This teaching resource offers an in-depth coverage of all the indicators for the outcome IN4 . Analyze how first Nations and Metis people have shaped and continue to shape Saskatchewan.
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 part played by First Nations and Metis in the history of Saskatchewan .
Lessons are presented in the order of the indicators:
a. Create biographical profiles of a selection of Saskatchewan First Nations and Metis leaders in the time period prior to Saskatchewan joining Confederation (Poundmaker, Big Bear, Riel, Dumont, Almighty Voice)
b. Create an inventory of the contributions of First Nations and Metis people in government, business and professional life in Saskatchewan (consulting firms, outfitters, financial firms, architects, educators, health workers, legal specialists, artists, athletes)
c. Explain the significance of dance and music to First Nations and Metis peoples and its contribution to Saskatchewan intercultural developmentd.
d. Illustrate the contributions of First Nations and Metis artists, sculptors, musicians, dancers, storytellers, and writers to Saskatchewan culture (Buffy Sainte-Marie, Allan Sapp. David Bouchard, Michael Lonechild, Henry Beaudry, Andre Menard, Angelique Merasty)
In addition to meeting the outcome indicators for Social Studies IN4.1, the lessons in this resource also meet the following outcomes for English Language Arts from the Saskatchewan curriculum:
CR4.3e: Ask thoughtful questions that probe deeper thought and respond to questions with elaboration
CR4.3f: Summarize and paraphrase major ideas and supporting evidence presented in spoken and formal presentations
CR4.4i: Support opinions and conclusions about what is read
All the indicators for CC4.1 and CC4.2.
All the indicators for CC4.4 with the exception of CC4.4h
Saskatchewan Grade 4 Social Studies I Can Statement Posters
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
First Nations and Metis Relationship with the Land
Governance Structures in Saskatchewan
The Three Levels of Government
First Nations and Metis Governments