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Musqueam: giving information about our teachings
Designed as a cross-curricular resource, this teaching kit emphasizes an Indigenous perspective and critical thinking practices that are major components of the new BC curriculum. This teaching kit features a range of resources including maps, stories, community interviews, timelines, short films, an interactive iPad, contemporary belongings, and a Teacher’s Resource that includes rich information, activity guides, curricular connections, and opportunities for deeper engagement. Suitable for grades K–12. Price upon request. (Only available for 30-day loans.) View the website that accompanies the teaching kit.
My Ancestors Are Still Dancing Kit
Grades K-12. This kit focuses on Tsimshian history and traditions, including Chilkat weaving. As a weaver, William White offers his perspective on the process and cultural value of his works. Included are touchable samples of the materials and stages of Chilkat weaving, large-scale exhibit photos, a teacher’s guide and sourcebook, and the DVD video Gwishalaayt (50 min).
Grades 4-6. This hands-on kit includes a teacher’s guide, maps, resource materials, and touchable objects to introduce students to the Inuit people of Nunavut. The kit focuses on the formation of the territory while demonstrating the vitality of Inuit life today. Touchable objects include snow goggles, an oil lamp, and a harpoon.
Residential School Kit
Grades 10-12. This kit approaches the difficult history of Indian Residential Schools in Canada. It is designed to develop students’ research and presentation skills while they learn about the history and ongoing impact of Indian Residential Schools. Students are exposed to survivor poetry, personal narratives and historical photographs as they come to understand this troubled history. The kit was developed in conjunction with the Residential School Survivor Society, the Legacy of Hope Foundation, and the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.
100 Years of Loss: The Residential School System in Canada
Created by the Legacy of Hope Foundation, this teaching kit supports teachers and students as they examine the history of the Residential School System and the impact it has had, and continues to have, on generations of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. 100 Years of Loss includes a teacher’s guide, lesson plans, an informational DVD, interactive activities, and a timeline banner to hang in your class. Loans for this kit are FREE.
Returning the Past: Repatriation of First Nations Cultural Property
Grades 10-12. This online resource features lesson plans, case studies, and research activities surrounding the subject of the repatriation of cultural property. Students engage in an exploration process of questioning, comparing, summarizing, drawing conclusions, and defending a position. Returning the Past encourages students to critically analyze the ethical implications of current events. Download PDF