While doing some research for an upcoming PD day, where I will be facilitating some learning with my colleagues about Indigenous Land based learning, I happened across the Dragon Fly consulting services Canada website.
“Dragonfly Consulting Services Canada works with educators, non-profit organizations, arts and culture institutions, and community groups to build understanding and awareness of Aboriginal histories, perspectives, and experiences.”
I was intrigued by their site and happened across some interesting lesson plans that they have included. This first link will take you to educational guides that were originally commissioned by the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival. They include a range of questions that will help teachers frame discussions with their class, as well as activities for before, during, and after viewing. Web links that provide starting points for further research or discussion are also included. Linked to the Ontario curriculum. Native Studies and Documentary Film lessons
The second group of lessons are thematic and cross curricular on a variety of topics thematic and cross curricular lessons
while I haven’t looked at all of the lesson plan, the ones that I did look at seem pretty good and can easily be adapted for what you are doing in the class room…which really should be the intent when looking for ideas 🙂