Senior Grades 9 - 12
Secondary level resources for Canadian and World Studies
Language as a Career Asset
(Grade 10) Subject Strands: Career Studies
Cultural and Historical Contributions
(Grade 10) Subject Strands: Canadian and World Studies History
Media Portrayal of Aboriginal Peoples
(Grade 11) Subject Strands: English
Geotechnologies and First Nations Issues
(Grade 11) Subject Strands: Geography
Aboriginal Peoples' Rights in Canada
(Grade 11) Subject Strands: Canadian and World Studies Law
Shaping the Political Landscape
(Grade 11) Subject Strands: Canadian and World Studies Politics
Culture and Leadership Studies
(Grade 12) Subject Strands: Business
Resource Development and Its Impact
(Grade 12) Subject Strands: Economics
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) Subject Strands: Geography, Natural Science, Botany, Astronomy, Art
Thanksgiving Address, Creation Story: Mohawk Nation Lesson Plan
(Grades 7-9) Subject Strand: Social Studies, Family Studies
Four Directions Learning Activity: Cree Nation Lesson Plan
(Grades 10-12) Subject Strands: Social Studies, Ecology, Biology, Family Studies
Mi'kmaq Creation Story: Mi'kmaq Nation Lesson Plan
(Grades 10-12) Subject Strands: Biology, Chemistry, Eath Space Science, Philosophy
The Tipi, The Circle Model and Governance: Blackfoot Nation Lesson Plan
(Grades 10-12) Subject Strands: Political Science, Law, Architecture
Grade 12. From the lesson plan: "Students examine cultural influences and background as determinants of leadership styles in business organizations."
Grade 10. From the lesson plan: "Students identify and discuss the ways in which speaking more than one language, and understanding more than one culture, can be an advantage in today’s job market.
Grades 9-12. From the lesson plan: "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 each discipline, from Grade 9 to 12. This document will be updated regularly to relfect changes related to First Nations, Metis, and Inuit connections in revised curriculum policy documents that have come into effect.
Film by NFB. Description: "Women, Contemporary Aboriginal Issues, and Resistance helps strip away the fears and stigmas that keep people from speaking openly about Aboriginal issues. We hope to create a better understanding of each other and ourselves. The kit follows the lives of three fictional children as they grow into adulthood, quickly becoming aware of the way their prejudices, Aboriginal roots, and friendships continue to play an important role in shaping their view of each other, and our country."
An NFB CAMPUS subscription is needed (more details here) to access this and other classroom-specific films and resources
The Great Law
Read about The Great Law here: Kayanerehkowa: The Great Law
Read about the traditional teachings of the Haudenosaunee People: Jake Thomas Learning Centre
Mohank Nation Lesson Plan. (Grades 10-12) Subject Strand: History
From the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation. From the website: "This series of lessons incorporates four of the foundational objectives from the unit entitled Earth and Space Science: Weather Dynamics (WD) in the Science 10 Curriculum Guide.
These lessons examine cultural perspectives on weather and weather predictions, and are
designed to be an introduction to the topic of weather."
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.
From the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
A field-trip based unit on looking at biodiversity in natural systems and exploring cultural perspectives on sustainability.
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.