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APRIL 7-14th ****STUDENT PROGRESS REVIEWED

Students MUST be advancing through the course to remain in the course. Students who are not progressing will have accounts suspended, with probable withdrawal.

All assignments MUST be submitted by June 12.

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Month

Week

Days

Readings, Assignments, Forums, Projects

February

1-3

3

ORIGINS – THEME 1

Forum: Introduction Video

Readings: Culture

·       What is Culture?

·       What Does Culture Mean to You?

·       Earth Connections Camp: Connecting Cultures, Bridging Worlds

 

6-10

5

Due: February 6 - Learning Background Assignment

Due: February 10 - What is Your Culture Assignment

 

13-17

5

Readings: And the People Came

·       Over the Ice Bridge – Beringia – The Role of Archaeology

·       Scientific Theories – The Role of Linguistics

·       Three Key Migrations – DNA – The Role of Genetics

20 – Family Day

23 & 24 – Teacher PD

21-22

2

Readings: Creation Stories – The Origins of Culture

·       Creation Stories – The Foundation

·       Iroquois – Earth Diver

·       Blackfoot – Earth Diver

·       Igluik – World Parent

·       Dene – Creation of Seasons

·       Mi’kmaq Creation Story

·       Mohawk Creation Story

·       Haida Gwaii – Raven and the First Men

·       Lakota Origin Story

·       Grandmother’s Creation Story (Cree)

·       Ojibway Creation Story

·       Sioux Creation Story

·       Story of Creation from the Bible

Forum: Commonalities in Theory

 

27-28

2

Due: February 28 - Creation Stories Assignment

March

1-3

3

Readings: Settling in

·       A Matter of Perspectives – Rich, Developed, Settled

·       Early First Nations – Canadian Geographical Groups

·       Social Organization

·       Food Resources

·       Homes

·       Modes of Transportation

·       Clothing

·       Pre-European Mutual Cooperation

·       Sign Language – Adaptation and Accommodation

·       Tribal Nations Map – The Before and After

Forum: Historical Migration Patterns and Culture

9 & 10 – Teacher PD

6-8

3

Due: March 8 – Linguistics Assignment

 

13-17

5

Readings: A Blending of Cultures

·       An Overview

·       Economic Cooperation

·       A Time of Conflict

·       The Metis – A Blending of Cultures

Forum: Legacy

WORLDVIEWS – THEME 2

Readings: Ways of Knowing – Introduction to ‘Worldview’ from a Historic Perspective

·       Ways of Knowing

·       The Value of Elders

·       Culture – The Key

·       Arctic Region

·       Sub-Arctic Region/Plains/Plateau

·       Canadian Shield

·       Central Plains

·       Northeastern Woodlands

·       Central Plains

·       Pacific Coast

·       Aboriginal Perspectives

Forum: Historical Worldview Thoughts

24 – Day in Lieu

20-23

4

Due: March 23 – Worldviews Assignment

27 to 31 – Easter Holidays

April

3-7

5

Readings: Spirituality as Part of Worldview

·       Spirituality

·       First Nations Spirituality

·       Metis Spirituality

·       Inuit Spirituality

·       The Significance of the Circle

·       Ceremonies

Forum: Vancouver World Olympics – First Nations Dance of Canada

Feedback

 

 

 

Due: April 3 - Mid-Term Assignment – In a Changing World

14 – Good Friday Holiday

10-13

4

Due: April 10 – Sacred Circle and Symbols

Due: April 11 – Elders Assignment

Due: April 12 – Ceremonies – Rites of Passage Assignment

17 – Easter Monday Holiday

18-21

4

POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION – THEME 3

Readings: Pre-European Political and Economic Organizations of the Aboriginal People

·       Northwest Coast Political and Economic Organization

·       Great Plains Political and Economic Organization

·       Plateau Political and Economic Organization

·       Northeastern Woodlands Political and Economic Organization

·       Canadian Shield Political and Economic Organization

·       Artic Political and Economic Organization

·       Early Interaction with Europeans – Mutual Cooperation

Forum: Political Organization Feasibility in Today’s World

 

24-28

5

Due: April 28– The Roots of Tradition Assignment

May

5 – Teacher PD

1-4

4

Due: May 4 – Political and Economic Adaptation and/or Interdependence Assignment

 

8-12

5

Readings: Current Issues

·       Repression and Resistance

·       Current Reality

·       A Brighter Future

·       Recognizing Achievements

Readings: Current First Nations Locations and Profiles

·       Current Detailed Information of First Nations in Canada

19 - Holiday

15-18

4

Due: May 17 – Key Issues Assignment

Due: May 18 – Recognizing Achievement Assignment

22 – Victoria Day Holiday

23-26

4

SYMBOLISM & EXPRESSION – THEME 4

Readings: Preservation of Culture and Identity

·       Linguistics – Why Save Native Languages?

Forum: What the Elders Say – What You Say

·       Transmission of Culture – Stories

Forum: Stories that Teach

·       Oral Traditions – A Resource

·       Oral Traditions in Jeopardy

·       Oral Histories Within a Legal Context

·       Dynamic and Renewing – Ever Evolving

·       Preservation of Identity

 

29-31

3

Readings: Aboriginal Expression – Art

·       Contemporary Aboriginal Artists

·       Metis Artists – Dawn Oman

·       Metis Artists – Christi Belcourt

·       See Through Our Eyes – Daphne Odjig

·       See Through Our Eyes – Norval Morrisseau

·       See Through Our Eyes – Andy Everson

Forum: Daphne Odjig’s Art

Forum: Andy Everson’s Art Video #2

 

 

 

Due: May 31 - Traditional Art Form Research Assignment

June

1-2

2

Due: June 2 - Contemporary Artist Assignment

 

5-9

5

Readings: Aboriginal Expression – Literature

·       Art and Literature Meet – Robert Munsch and Jay Odjick

·       Meet Eleven of Canada’s Indigenous Authors

·       Symbolism and Expression Additional Reading

Forum: Final Response

 

 

 

Due Date: June 9 - Author Profile Assignment

Last Day of Class

12

1

Due: June 12 – Final Project - Final Project - Identity


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