Tour the Week-long Unit

The following provides in greater detail the teaching plan for the unit along with each module's highlights.

 
 
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Monday: Module 1- The Contemporary Lens

1. Film Viewing Preparation - time:  5 min.

2. Show Film - 3rd World Canada: 46 min.

3. De-brief & discussion: 20 min.

4. Take-home assignments: 4 min.

Total: 75 minutes


Tuesday: Module 2-The Colonial Lens of History

1. Acknowledge First Nations territory: 2 mins

2. Film discussion & teach : ‘powerful questions’: 10 min.

3. Have students move desks in a circle: 2 min.

4. Teach : ‘Critical thinking': 5 min.

5. Present: PPT #1: The colonial lens of history: 20 min.

7. Present : PowerPoint #2 Wampum Belt Teachings: 15 min.

8. Present : Ted Talk – Honour the Treaties: 15 min.

Total: 75 minutes

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Wednesday: Module 3- We Are All Treaty People

1. Teach ‘Historical Significance’: 2 min.

2. Present PPT #3 We are All Treaty People: 15 min.

3. Teach ‘Cause & Consequence’: 2 min.

4. Present PPT #4 ‘What is Reconciliation in Canada?': 15 min.

5. Present video ‘It’s Our Time’: 6 min.

7. Group project work time in class:  35 min. 

Total: 75 minutes


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Thursday: Module 4a - Reconciliation & Restitution

1. Group presentations: 60 min.

2. Teach: Continuity & Change: 2 min.

3. Prepare students for the last day of the Unit: 5 min.

4. Teacher presents Powerpoint #5: 8 min.

Total: 75 minutes


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Friday: Module 4b- Reconciliation & Restitution

1. Student acknowledge territory: 1 min.

2. Teach the ‘Ethical Dimension’: 2 min.

3. Present PowerPoint #6 -Restitution in Canada: 6 min.

4. Brainstorm: Reconciliation in the school: 15 min.

5. Talking circle & Powerful questions: 50 min.

6. Post a First Nations flag to close the Unit:  1 min.

Total: 75 minutes


HIGHLIGHTS & ELEMENTS OF THE UNIT:

Multimedia elements:

PSAC has been working to protect and defend the rights of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and abroad for decades.

A portrait of photographer Aaron Huey's work on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Featuring Shepard Fairey.