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 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
Similar Unit Suggestions:
Investigating the Injustice Through Children's Literature
Fatty Legs and A Stranger at Home Bundle
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.