Lesson Plans – Thematic & Cross-Curricular

  • Discrimination & Identity

    Grade Levels: 7-12
    Subjects: Language, English

    Objective: Students will gain an understanding of how bias and discrimination affect the lives and identities of Aboriginal peoples, and how experiencing bias and discrimination affects the choices people make later in life.

  • Aboriginal Veterans & Warriors

    Grade Levels: 6, 7, 8, 10
    Subjects: Social Studies, History, World Studies

    Objective: Students will learn about the contributions of Aboriginal peoples to Canada’s war efforts; how Aboriginal warriors have sought self-determination and enforced their treaty rights.

  • Aboriginal Diversity & Languages

    Grade Levels: 1-12
    Subjects: Language, Social Studies, Math, Geography, English

    Objective: Students will learn about diversity among Aboriginal peoples; diversity of Aboriginal languages; effect of geography on culture; and Aboriginal language survival.

  • Fishing For Put-Ups

    Grade Levels: 1, 2, 4, 5
    Subjects: Language, Social Studies

    Objective: Students will learn the difference between “put-ups” and put-downs; how to think positively about self and increase positive self-talk; how thinking positively relates to respecting others.

  • Respect the Water #1

    Grade Levels: 5, 8
    Subjects: Science & Technology, Geography

    Objective: Students will explore Aboriginal perspectives on respecting the environment; how individual and collective behaviour affects the environment; and the role of community engagement in maintaining healthy, sustainable ecosystems.

  • Respect the Water #2

    Grade Level: 6
    Subjects: Science & Technology, Social Studies

    Objective: Students will explore Aboriginal perspectives on respecting the environment; cultural ideas about water; how individual and collective behaviour affects the environment; and the relationships between all living things.

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