Monthly Archives: May 2015

Teaching our shared history: The Kairos Blanket Exercise

I went to a PD session just over a year ago where I was first introduced to the Kairos Blanket Exercise.  It is a experiential way to discuss topics such as first contact, treaties, residential schools and the Indian Act. … Continue reading

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Things to consider when ordering books

Factors to consider when purchasing books about First Nation, Métis and Inuit people Does the book show images and stories of contemporary First Nation, Métis and Inuit people (or traditional lifestyles)? Does the book use contemporary First Nation, Métis and … Continue reading

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Book lists

Here are a couple of book lists put together by the Goodminds book store, just to make it easier for teachers to order texts for their classes.  Yay Goodminds! Intermediate Booklist_GoodMinds Residential Schools January 2015 GoodMind 7-8 Environment Science Trad … Continue reading

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Book lists from Goodminds bookstore

Here are a couple of book lists put together by the book store to make finding relevant texts for your class much more accessible.  Yay for Goodminds!! GoodMinds 9 to 12 Environment Science Trad Knowledge Feb 2014 Secondary Titles_GoodMinds Residential … Continue reading

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Treaties

Here are a couple of good sources for teaching treaties.  It is important to remember when teaching treaties that we are all treaty people as we all live in this country.  The government signed on behalf of all citizens the … Continue reading

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Videos to show with your lessons

The use of multimedia is one of the easiest ways to engage students.  Here is a bit of a library of videos which you can show students.  Some can only be streamed from the site, others I am embedding as … Continue reading

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