Language Arts Connections

Language Arts:  (Also see Oral Traditions in the Meaningful Contributions section)

Sharing the Seven Sacred teachings through puppetry  This includes strategies, lesson plans and blackline masters.( Intrermediate) [Please see the Learning Models page of the website for more information about the Seven Sacred Teachings.]

Aboriginal Terminology  A document from Vancouver Coastal Health as part of their Aboriginal Health Strategic Initiatives. “This document is for information purposes only and in no way should be understood as “teachings.” The information provided is only to give a person some insight regarding the terminology used in the Aboriginal community. Nothing in these descriptions is “knowledge” or “native wisdom.”  Cultural knowledge and teachings are found only in individuals and their relationships, not in books. For this reason, teachings and traditions are rarely written or translated into print. The best knowledge source regarding Aboriginal culture and traditions is the Aboriginal people and communities themselves.” (ProD, Intermediate, Middle School, High School)

English 10 and 11 First Peoples Teacher Resource Guide : FNESC developed lesson plans using authentic First Peoples resources and the BC curriculum standards for the high school English program.  Includes a listing of thoroughly annotated professionally reviewed resources. (High School)

English 12 First People Teacher Resource Guide :  FNESC developed lesson plans using authentic First Peoples resources and the BC curriculum standards for the high school English program.  Includes a listing of thoroughly annotated professionally reviewed resources. (High School)

Story Telling As An Oral History : “This lesson introduces students to oral story telling of the Sq’éwlets people through the story of Th’owxeya (the cannibal woman). Students will learn the traditions around oral story telling and make connections to the local environment.” This lesson focuses on the  Sq’éwlets people who are part of the larger Stó:lō Nation.

Writers:

Richard Wagamese : His professional website.

Rita Joe :  Biography of Rita Joe by Mi’qmaq Elder Daniel N. Paul

  •     “I Lost My Talk” : Poem text.
  •    I Lost My Talk Rita Joe – Turning a painful past into poetry : A video from Red Power TV (Indigenous RPTV) showing the background to the creation of an artistic performance of Mi’kmaq Rita Joe’s famous poem.
  • ” I Lost My Talk” video :   “High school students from Iqaluit, Nunavut participate in a songwriting workshop hosted by Qaggiq partner National Arts Centre”

 

Kalolin Johnson – Gentle Warrior (featuring Devon Paul and Thunder Herney) video:  Inspired by Rita Joe’s “I Lost My Talk”, Mik’maq muscians wrote and performed this song.