Learning Models

FNESC: First Peoples Principles of Learning Poster (Teacher Resource)

First Peoples Principles of Learning (FPPL): Clearly outlines and explains each principle in the context of indigenous knowledge (IK), educational research and theory, and applications to student learning and activities within the classroom and the school.  Here is an orientation guide to this document.

First Peoples Principles of Learning  “This site is created by Jo Chrona (FNESC) to help educators in British Columbia understand how they might incorporate the First Peoples Principles of Learning (FPPL) into their classrooms and schools. …. While it is necessary to be able to clearly articulate the nature of each principle in order to understand its implications for our classrooms and schools, it is understood that an inherent interconnectedness exists between all of the principles.” (ProD)

Laura Tait, First Peoples Priniciples of Learning: (ProD)

Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, Indigenizing the Curriculum: (ProD))

Elder Elize Hartley talks about the seven Grandfather teachings: (ProD)

Valuing the Aboriginal Learner: Seven Living Principles (ProD)

Sharing the Seven Sacred teachings through puppetry  This includes strategies, lesson plans and blackline masters. (Intermediate)

The Seven Grandfather Teachings from Rabbit and Bear Paws.  Each of the teachings is clearly explained for children. Scrolling to the bottom of this webpage, you will find downloadable lesson plans for these Sacred Teachings. (GrIntermediate)

Early Learning Class Based on Aboriginal Culture: (ProfD))

Different Ways of Knowing the World  (ProD))

FNMI (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) Collaborative Framework: Building Relationships (ProD)

BCTLA Points of Inquiry Research Model  (Inquiry-based learning, ProD)

Walking Together: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum   “This digital resource from Alberta Education provides authentic information in 12 topic areas: FNMI worldviews, oral tradition, Elders, symbolism and traditions, connection to land, Indigenous pedagogy, culture and language, well-being, traditional environmental knowledge, kinship, Aboriginal and treaty rights, and healing historical trauma. Each topic area features interviews with well-respected and knowledgeable Elders, cultural experts and educators. If you are new to FNMI cultures, begin at the home screen of Walking Together, select FNMI Worldviews, and explore by moving clockwise around the circle of stones.” (ProD))

Talking Together: A Discussion Guide for “Walking Together”   “A discussion guide for Walking Together: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum, contains practical ideas for school leaders and teachers to explore the resource in groups or individually. Sample workshops and activities are designed for teachers, administrators, school board members, school council members, parents and community members.” (ProD)

Full Circle: First Nations, Métis, Inuit Ways of Knowing: A Common Threads Resource :  A video resource with teaching accompanying teacher resource from the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (OSSTF).  The video is of young aboriginal youth speaking about their individual paths to success. The detailed table of contents within the teacher resource is great guide for the extensive material within the document. The Introduction (p. 3-4)  and page 5 are very worthwhile reading if you need clarification about the concept of  “aboriginal ways of knowing”. (ProD, High School)

Getting to Know Turtle Island: Incorporating First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives K-8 : A document from the Limestone District School Board in the Kingston area of Ontario intended “to reflect the process of learning about First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada and the Kingston area.” Includes helpful pedagogical strategies and practical curriculum links. “Many First Nations, including the Algonquin and Mohawks in the Limestone DSB area, have creation stories which describe the land, today known as North America, as being formed on the back of a turtle. They call this continent Turtle Island. While the Métis and Inuit have other names for North America, our title aims to be inclusive of all First Nation, Métis and Inuit cultures, traditions, and perspectives.” (ProD)

Authentic First People’s Resources K-9 : FNESC (First Nations Education Steering Committee) reviewed and approved resources list.  Here is an orientation guide to this document.  As a tool to support teacher’s exploration and sharing resources in this document, here is a Book Scavenger Hunt. (ProD)

K-3 In Our Own Words : FNESC (First Nations Education Steering Committee) reviewed and approved resources list for primary  grades.  As a tool to support teacher’s exploration and sharing of resources in this document, here is a Book Scavenger Hunt. (ProD)