Secret of the Dance - A First Nations Native American Literature Unit

Secret of the Dance - A First Nations Native American Literature Unit
Secret of the Dance - A First Nations Native American Literature Unit
Secret of the Dance - A First Nations Native American Literature Unit
Secret of the Dance - A First Nations Native American Literature Unit
Secret of the Dance - A First Nations Native American Literature Unit
Secret of the Dance - A First Nations Native American Literature Unit
Secret of the Dance - A First Nations Native American Literature Unit
Secret of the Dance - A First Nations Native American Literature Unit
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Supporting First Nations, Native American Literature in the Classroom

Secret of the Dance, written by Andrea Spalding and Alfred Scow and Illustrated by Darlene Gait, is a story that addresses the Canadian government's attempt of cultural genocide on the First Nations People.

This literature unit uses reading strategies: questioning, transforming, summarizing, and connecting

Also included with this unit:
Information sheets about:
The potlatch
The Indian Act
Amendments to the Indian Act banning the potlatch

Connections to BC's Curriculum 'Big Ideas' in Language Arts and Socials
Assessment Rubric directly tied to the student response sheets

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To obtain a copy of this 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.
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17 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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