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Intermediate Grades 7-8


 

Ontario Ministry of Education Resources

Aboriginal Poetry
(Grade 7) Subject Strands: Language - Oral Communication

Gestures and Movement in Aboriginal Dance
(Grade 7) Subject Strands: Language - Oral Communication, The Arts - Dance

Viewpoints in Aboriginal and Mainstream Media
(Grade 7) Subject Strands: Language - Media Literacy

Cross-Cultural Perspectives
(Grade 7) Subject Strands: History - New France

Exploring Cultural Differences
(Grade 7) Subject Strands: History - New France

Who Tells The Story?
(Grade 7) Subject Strands: History - New France

Important Aboriginal Women
(Grade 8) Subject Strands: History - Canada: A Changing Society

Lives of Metis and First Nation Peoples in Western Canada in the 1890s
(Grade 8) Subject Strands: History - The Development of Western Canada

The Red River Rebellion
(Grade 8) Subject Strands: History - The Development of Western Canada

Treaties 1-8
(Grade 8) Subject Strands: History - The Development of Western Canada

Treaties and Legislation - Transforming Lifestyles
(Grade 8) Subject Strands: History - The Development of Western Canada

Perspectives in Aboriginal Media
(Grade 8) Subject Strands: Language - Media Literacy

(Grades 7-8)

From the website: "This Scope and Sequence resource document is designed to assist teachers with incorporating First Nations, Metis, and Inuit perspectives into the classroom by highlighting where there are opportunities for students to explore themes, ideas, and topics related to Aboriginal peoples in Canada in every subject area from Kindergarten to Grade 8. This document will be updated regularly to reflect changes related to First Nations, Metis, and Inuit connections in revised curriculum policy documents that have come into effect."

 

Miscellaneous

Norval Morriseau X-Ray Painting
ART Lesson plan (Grade 3 to 8)

National Gallery of Canada
ART Lesson plans based on Canadian contemporary Aboriginal art.  (All grades)

The Medicine Wheel and Seven Stages of Life:  Ojibwe Nation Lesson Plan
(Grades 7-9) Strands: Geography, Natural Science, Botany, Astronomy, Art

Four Directions Learning Activity:  Cree Nation Lesson Plan
(Grades 7-9) Subject Strands: Social Studies, Ecology, Biology, Family Studies

Thanksgiving Address, Creation Story:  Mohawk Nation Lesson Plan
(Grades 7-9) Subject Strands: Social Studies, Family Studies

The Night Sky (Unit plan)

From the University of Saskatchewan College of Education. Astronomy is contextualized with Aboriginal cosmology, providing a framework for learning both Western Science concepts and Aboriginal Ways of Knowing. 

Walking With The Earth - Pimohtiwin

From the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation. A field-trip based unit on looking at biodiversity in natural systems and exploring cultural perspectives on sustainability. 

Racism in Sports Teams Trademarks

by Mohini Athia, 2012.  Powerpoint presentation with accompanying ISU.  Presented at the "Kimaaciihtoomin e-anishinaabe-kikinoo’amaageyak/Beginning to teach in an indigenous way” 2012 Conference. 

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