Looking to add diverse cultural experiences in your English or history classes?
Conversation starters here help students to engage the graphic novel, "The Outside Circle."
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The story of one Aboriginal family and the challenges they face
lends itself to deep discussions and high student interest. Find plot diagram graphics here, ideas to create an Inuit talking stick for facilitating more voices and 100 trigger questions – with answer keys for each. Additionally you’ll find interactive brain based materials to use with other fiction and non-fiction texts too.
Students discuss issues of reconciliation, drugs, violence, and the brainpower needed to make healthy life choices
. Two-footed questions are designed to foster students' insights about the struggles faced by First Nation families and by many who struggle against addition, drugs, and poverty. Who doesn’t love a story that creates spaces for personal connections and reactions. All triggers offer unique preferences to interact with the plot and with conflicts they face. Students will generate innovative possibilities to improve their own life experiences in these ready-to-roll materials. See the brief video to hear all that’s included in this kit to help you keep a story they love alive as you teach many core standards covered here.
Answer keys are included to save you time
and the materials can be laminated, filed, and used again and again.
Hopefully these ready-to-roll brain-based materials
will benefit your daily goals as they advance young learners in class and beyond. Teachers enjoy tools and tips to discuss diversity, inclusion and reconciliation in ways that benefit all. This resource is designed to learn a great deal from one another, from First Nation communities, and from Indigenous people of all nations. To engage students of every background - you'll find a collection of materials that includes an talking stick design Inuit leaders taught me, 50 two-footed questions, ideas to engage an award winning graphic novel "The Outside Circle", original texts, graphic organizers for individual or team responses, and brain based conversation triggers. Your students will enjoy the fun or finding benefits for all concerned, as they extend deeper understanding across differences.
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