Grade 4 Big House Experience
Andy Everson was born in Comox, BC in 1972 and named Na̱gedzi after his grandfather, the late Chief Andy Frank of the K’ómoks First Nation. Andy has also had the honour of being seated with the ‘Na̱mg̱is T̓sit̓sa̱ł'walag̱a̱me' name of Ḵ̓wa̱mxa̱laga̱lis I'nis.
Big House Experience Pre-Teaching Lesson 1
Big House Experience Pre-Teaching Lesson 2
For more information:
Activating Prior Knowledge for Big House Experience
These are some ideas for introducing the local K'omoks First Nation culture to students. They can be done prior to lessons for the Big House Experience, or in conjunction with a number of other lessons focused on West Coast Aboriginal content.
This kit is designed to help students determine importance. Normally you determine importance as you read or after you read, but this kit features before reading activities that tap into background knowledge, get kids using non-fiction text features, and develop content-specific vocabulary. Please add your favourite “after reading” graphic organizer once the strategies in this kit have been tried.
Note that there are two files for this lesson as there are two different page sizes.
Each page is linked both as a
These are some ideas for introducing the local K'omoks First Nation culture to students. They can be done prior to lessons for the Big House Experience, or in conjunction with a number of other lessons focused on West Coast Aboriginal content
The K'omoks Big House Exeperience is hosted by the Kumugwe Dancers who share their culture and knowledge with all the Grade 4's in SD71 Comox Valley District. The video below highlights two of the youth, Jesse and Matthew Everson, from the Kumugwe Dancers and K'omoks First Nation.
Meet a Local Legend: The Kumugwe Dancers
Poles in Front of Administration Building
- for more information on these poles - have a look at the following video.
Find out more about the potlatch here: