Fireside Chats Teacher's Guide: Volume 1

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Lesson Three: Niigaan Sinclair 180 Lesson Three: Niigaan Sinclair Activity: Indigenous Topics CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut: •Aboriginal Studies Grades 10-12 •English Language Arts Grades 10-12 •English Language Arts Grades 10, 11, 12: Uqausiliriniq Strand British Columbia and Yukon: •Contemporary Indigenous Studies Grade 12 •English Language Arts Composition Grades 10, 11, 12 Ontario: •First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Studies Grades 9-12 •English Language Arts Grades 9-10 •English Language Arts Grades 11-12 DURATION 1-2 Hours OVERVIEW Throughout this lesson, students will learn about Indigenous history and topics in Canada. First, students will work in teams and engage in a fun quiz game to test their prior knowledge about Indigenous history in Canada. Next, students will listen to Niigaan Sinclair's Fireside Chat inter- view where he talks about his many roles teaching about Indigenous topics in Canada. Finally, students will read one of his editorials published in the Winnipeg Free Press titled "Students or Slaves? Work at Residential Schools Under Fire". Students will complete an editorial analysis and write a one-page reflection connecting the article to other parts of the lesson, personal experi- ence, and prior learning. MATERIALS •Computer/Projector/Internet •Paper, Pencils •"Students or Slaves?" Article •"Article Analysis" worksheet •"Reflection Rubric" Education ACTIVATE: INDIGENOUS TOPICS QUIZ Begin the lesson by engaging the class in a game about Indigenous history and topics in Canada. Divide the class into two teams and have the teams compete to get the most quiz ques- tions correct. Alternatively, use the questions to create an interactive online game on the Kahoot website ( http://kahoot.com ) Quiz Questions and Answers: 1. True or False? The name Canada comes from the Huron-Iroquois word "kanata," mean- ing "village" or "settlement." Answer: True 1 2. True or False? Indigenous nations in Canada invented the canoe and kayak. 1 Government of Canada. "Origins of the Name Canada". https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/ori- gin-name-canada.html Lesson Plan

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