First Nations Location Project

In this project, you will be required to research a particular location that has been linked to First Nations culture. Once you have been given a location, you will need to include the following information in a handout format:

  • Title and your name
  • A map of where this is located
  • A picture of this location and the important aspects of it
  • Which nation likely used this location?
  • What information have we gathered about this location using archaeological procedures?
  • What information have we gathered about this location from indigenous ways of knowing?
  • What is the generally accepted purpose of this location?
  • Any other, interesting facts that you found about this location.

Be sure to cite your resources, for now, just keep a list and we will work on the citations afterwards.

The final product for this project should be a blog post that contains a minimum of 300 words and include a minimum of 2 pictures. You may choose to put all of your information into a Word document to start.

The locations that you may choose from are:

  • Head-Smashed in Buffalo Jump
  • Moose Mountain Medicine Wheel
  • Victor Petroglyphs
  • Brockinton (in Manitoba)
  • Suffield Tipi Rings
  • Zephyr Creek Pictographs
  • Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

Please tell Mrs. Taylor your choice before starting.

 

November Current Event

Copy the template into a new blog post and answer the questions.

Use the events from the news source pages:

Team excavates sod house near Iqaluit, with descendants of the house’s residents standing by

Eagle feathers now an options for swearing legal oaths in N.S. RCMP detachments

Battle River council on board with residential school cemetery’s heritage designation

Cree language classes booming in Saskatchewan

When you go to post, create a New Category named “Current Events” and be sure to include relevant tags. If you are unsure of how to do that, ask Mrs. Taylor for further help!

First Nations Handouts

Today we will be sharing our First Nations handouts that we created.

1) Sign into your email and download the handout that your group created to your My Documents folder.

2) Sign into your blog and create a new post. You can title your post something to do with First Nations Handouts.

3) In your post, you must reference your group members by FIRST NAMES ONLY and link their names to their blogs. We will do this as a class.

4) You must share your handout on your blog. We will do this as a class.

5) You must write a reflection and short summary of the assignment on your blog. You should include 2 things that you already knew and 2 things that you learned.

6) Categories and Tags: You need to create a new category “First Nations” and include relevant tags to your post.

7) If you complete this, you can start your Current Event for November (or finish your Current Event for October).

Current Events Challenge

 

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Each month our students are given one of a variety of current events to work on. As a challenge, I am giving the option of submitting the October Current Event (and future current events) via a blog post, we will be taking this up as a class as to how to do this. For your easy access, I am providing the links to the two events that were handed out as well as the sheet we use to complete current events.

Copy the template into a new blog post and answer the questions.

October Current Events handouts

Or you can use the events from the news source pages:

Ontario bill seeks to ban mandatory high heels as part of uniforms

$13M Carfentanyl seizure in Pickering ‘the biggest’ in Canada, Durham police say

When you go to post, create a New Category named “Current Events” and be sure to include relevant tags. If you are unsure of how to do that, ask Mrs. Taylor for further help!

Remember, you must hand in an October Current Event by Nov. 6 either via blog post or on paper!

Working on Handouts

Today in class we were working hard at making our handouts for the class. The various groups took different approaches to collecting their ideas of what was important from their reading and how they will work together to make a single document. These handouts are set to be completed by Friday so stay tuned!

Getting Started

We will be starting with our unit on First Nations culture. Throughout our unit, we will be learning and finding the information described on our Society Outcome Summary sheet and sharing it through our blog.

As we work through our unit, we will share what we learn here!

Our first assignment for this unit is a jigsaw activity. We will be breaking into groups to read an information booklet and summarize it into handouts that we will share. We are covering 5 different cultural areas: Woodland, Iroquoian, Plateau, Pacific Coast, and Mackenzie and Yukon River basins. Each group is responsible to include the following information in their handouts: principle tribes, social organization, hunting/fishing/gathering, clothing, dwellings, modes of transportation, spiritual beliefs and ceremonies, tools, and at least one other interesting fact.

Stay tuned next week for our student-created handouts!