This morning I had the chance to come across a brilliant website. It has an outstanding collection of audio & video resources together with printable lesson plans for the teacher. I explored the Ojibwe sections and it outlined Traditional Teachings: the Medicine Wheel, Tradition, Four Directions, & Centre of the Medicine Wheel. This section is written and narrated by Lillian Pitawanakwat and is most certainly worth taking a look at.
This website is well worth a look at! It gives you a sense of who the Mushkegowuk and Anishiinawbe Peoples were in 1905` and outlines Treaty No. Nine. It is visually apealing and written in a really easy-to-read and discuss manner.
The website also includes a large selection of photos, videos and audio clips. You will also be impressed by the online knowledge quest - a game your students can register and play. There are teachers guides, lesson plans and games (really great!) for grades 4-10. This is an amazing site that you will want to share with other teachers.
From their website -
``We've explored the extreme challenges of helping Aboriginal kids get a fair shake at their education. From looking back at the history of education, to the future, to recognizing and embracing the Aboriginal cultures, to understanding what it's like for a child and family to come to the city from the reserve to
get the best schooling they can for their child - all of it extreme...all of it challenging.``
The site hosts a collection of excellent videos good to watch and share with students.
Shared by Julieanne Steedman, Early Learning Coordinator