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Ontario Ministry of Education Resources

Comparing Media Text - Who Says?
(Grade 4) Subject Strands: Social Studies

Walking with Miskawaadesi
(Grades 4-6) Subject Strands: Science

Walking with A'nó:wara
(Grades 4-6) Subject Strands: Science

Aboriginal Heroes
(Grade 5) Subject Strands: Language Arts

Creation Stories - Where We All Come From
(Grade 5) Subject Strands: Language Arts

Stereotypes - Learning To Unlearn
(Grade 5) Subject Strands: Language Arts

Talking Circles
(Grade 5) Subject Strands: Language Arts

First Nations In The Media
(Grade 6) Subject Strands: Social Studies - Heritage and Citizenship, Language Arts - Media Literacy

Exchanges Between Communities
Grade 4; Junior
The Ontario Ministry of Education - The Teacher's Toolkit
Description/Keywords:  Students learn about goods and services produced by Aboriginal communities in Ontario and how they are exchanged for goods and services from other Ontario communities.
Goods, Services, Trade, Exchange

Walking In Someone Else's Shoes
Grade 4; Junior
The Ontario Ministry of Education - The Teacher's Toolkit
Description/Keywords:  Using shoes as a metaphor, students research and share information about the differences between the physical regions of Ontario and Canada.
Communities, Regions, Population, Language, Environment

Celebrating National Aboriginal Day
Grade 5; Junior
Ontario Ministry of Education - The Teacher's Toolkit
Description/Keywords: Students learn about the importance of National Aboriginal Day and celebrate it with their classmates.
Ceremonies, Celebrations, Commemorate, Summer Solstice, Heritage

Using and Making Maps
Grade 5; Junior
Ontario Ministry of Education - The Teacher's Toolkit
Description/Keywords:  Using maps, students explore and compare a North American Aboriginal nation that existed at the time of European contact with an early civilization on another continent.
Regions, Civilizations, Maps, Geography

Achievements of Aboriginal People in Canada
Grade 6; Junior
Ontario Ministry of Education - The Teacher's Toolkit
Description/Keywords:  Students research the contributions and achievements of Aboriginal people in Canada.
Achievements, Contributions, Recognition

Current Aboriginal Perspectives
Grade 6; Junior
Ontario Ministry of Education - The Teacher's Toolkit
Description/Keywords: Students invite members of the Aboriginal community into the classroom for a presentation and/or interview to explore present-day issues facing First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people.
Land Claims, Status, Rights, Poverty, Residential Schools

Different but Similar - Comparing Algonquian and Iroquoian Nations
Grade 6; Junior
Ontario Ministry of Education - The Teacher's Toolkit
Description/Keywords: Students research and compare key social and cultural characteristics of nations within the Algonquian and Iroquoian groups.
Nations, Dialects, Language, Knowledge, Lifestyle

Issues Facing First Nations Today
Grade 6; Junior
Ontario Ministry of Education - The Teacher's Toolkit
Description/Keywords:  Students gain an understanding of the treaty-making process and the impact that the treaties made between Aboriginal peoples and the federal government are still having today. They participate in a simulated negotiation of an agreement to share a territory.
Treaties, Land Claims, Government, Negotiation, Agreement

Grades 4-6; Junior 

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

Toronto Zoo: Miskwaadesi and A'nó:wara Curriculum-Based Activities Guide
Activity guides for grades 4-6 with additional resource links and teacher background information.

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

Aboriginal Stereotypes: What, Why, and How?
Grade 6 lesson plan

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

Mi'kmaq Creation Story: Mi'kmaq Nation Lesson Plan 
(Grades 1-6) Subject Strands: Language Arts, Drama, Social Studies, Science, Health

The Tipi, The Circle Model, The Powwow: Blackfoot Nation Lesson Plan
(Grades 1-6) Subject Strands: Language, Social Studies

The Tipi, The Circle Model and Governance: Blackfoot Nation Lesson Plan
(Grades 1-6) Subject Strands: Political Science, Law, Architecture

Giving Thanks: Mohawk Nation Lesson Plan
(Grades 1-6) Subject Strand: Social Studies

Four Directions Learning Activity:  Cree Nation Lesson Plan
(Grades 1-6) Subject Strands: Language, Social Studies

Four Directions and Medicine Wheel Learning Activity:  Ojibwe Nation Lesson Plan
(Grades 1-6) Additional Subject Strands: Geography, Natural Science, Astronomy

Food Traditions Interview

In this lesson, students interview an elder or someone from another culture to learn about foods in different times or places. This gives students broader insight for thinking critically about their own food choices.
 
 

 

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