Module 1 Dagwaagi - Fall Trees
In this module entitled, Dagwaagi – Fall Trees, the sub-theme is Fall Trees. Four deciduous trees common to the Native people and in this area will be observed in this season of change. Working verbs to be used with trees in developing sentence structure will be focal as well as identifying the various parts of trees. Basic sentences will be presented to familiarize the learners on how the language is spoken.
Module 2 N’doodemag - My Family
This module entitled, N’doodemag - My Family, will reinforce some previous knowledge on common responses to be used when talking about the family. Pronouns will be a focus when identifying the family vocabulary. The activity tasks will continue to be reinforced through song or other language activities. The language learned can be used in daily conversation or circle activity. The dialect and spelling can be changed to suit the needs of you community.
Module 3 Myinggan - Wolf
The third module in this series is entitled, Myinggan - Wolf. It is the intent that the learners will change their attitude about the wolf and realize that it is not always a predator but that it is symbolized by the Native people as a revered animal. The learning depicts the changes in singular and plural forms as well as size. The characteristics are relevant to get a better understanding of the wolf’s habits.
Module 4 Aanii – Boozhoo - Greeting
This module entitled, Aanii – Greetings, will introduce the beginning learners to how the Ojibwe greeting is used. As in Engish, we find ourselves responding “Nishin!” or “Fine” whenever we are asked the question, “How are you?” This module will take the learner beyond “Nishin!” to provide suitable feeling responses. The content in this module will allow the students to express themselves.
Module 5 M’daamin - Corn
This module entitled, M’daamin – Corn, will explore the words pertaining to M’daamin and the various types of corn. The five senses and how they pertain to corn will be explored. Sentence structures will be applied, as well as the use of other verbs applicable to this base learning. The students will investigate other foods derived from corn.
Module 6 Niin - Me
This module entitled, Niin - Me, will present information to the students that will enable them to talk about themselves and gain a more positive self-image. They will expand their vocabulary and sentence structure to include likes and dislikes.
Module 7 Enaandeg - Colours
The module entitled, Enaandeg - Colors, provides insight on the culture of colours. Students will be introduced to the concepts as well as an outline of the language used in talking about colours, identification and differentiation. Questions and answers about colour with appropriate pronouns, and the concepts of animate and inanimate will be introduced. Colour with nouns will be reviewed to expand vocabulary.
Moduel 8 Daawegamgoong - At The Store
The module entitled, Daawegamgoong -At the store, will introduce basic store vocabulary and money terms that could be used in a buying situation. This is conversation that could be used in a local reserve store scenario. An in store dialogue will be acted out followed by language activities previously learned Ojibwe. This will give them a good practice session of anything and everything.
Moduel 9 Giigidoogamig – Band Office
The module entitled, Giigidoogamig - Band Office, will introduce any learner to the local band office personnel and the terms that apply to their positions. This module will introduce how the term Gimma can have several meanings including a top position as the king or queen. The students will be able to do an oral presentation about themselves, their community and leadership.
Moduel 10 Enkaamgaak – Land Forms
The module entitled, Enkaamgaak - Land Forms, will introduce the learners to the many land forms within our communities. They will build sentences in a format guide to enhance their writing skills. Activity skills will further generate their knowledge of the various land forms in their community. This module ties in with geography in the curriculum and it is intended to be expanded to include mapping skills.