Land and Resource Connection Lesson Plans
Indigenous knowledge and teaching methods into classrooms” and “build student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy and mutual respect” (clauses 62 and 63).
A Sense of Place
What is the appropriate relationship between humans and the whole living system? In the act of honoring the connection and dependency that we have with the whole web of life lies the possibility of a deep and abiding communion. If, as author Wendell Berry has written, “you can’t know who you are until you know where you are,” then the process of discovering and achieving a sense of place may be the most important step in our life’s journey. from http://baylandsproductions.blogspot.ca/
Kids Book of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: single copies found in SD71 libraries and sets found at LRC
Grade level: 3-6 Note: These lessons were made for intermediate grades but perhaps with adaptation could be used in high school
· I can understand that there is diversity in Aboriginal culture.
· I can understand how Aboriginal culture and diversity is connected to the land.
· I can explain how the resources were used.
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Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (available in SD71 LRC) suitable for Grade 2-6ish)
Learn about the traditional ways of Canada's Aboriginal peoples in this informative series. Music and dance, art, tools, transportation, clothing, and housing are some of the topics covered in each title.
Canadian Art and Culture Series (Available in sets English and French in SD71 LRC) Suitable for grade 4 and above
This series recounts the history of Canada's Aboriginal peoples and how they adapted to their surroundings. Each book outlines the group's traditional ways of life, religious beliefs, celebrations, and artwork through detailed text, informative sidebars, colourful photographs, recipes, activities, and maps
The archaeological record of the First Peoples of North America is scattered, fragmented, and could be lost forever. Guided by Indigenous archaeologist, Dr. Rudy Reimer (Squamish), and two adventure loving co-hosts Jenifer Brousseau (Ojibway/French) and Jacob Pratt (Dakota/ Saulteaux), we are taken on a quest through the mountains, waterways, plains, and Arctic landscapes of Canada’s ancient archaeological record to discover first-hand the untold story of the original peoples of North America. For the first time in archaeological history twelve thousand years of human inhabitation of this land is vividly brought to life through thirteen episodes of Wild Archaeology.