Fireside Chats Teacher's Guide: Volume 1

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Lesson One: Joy Hall 33 Lesson One: Joy Hall Activity: "Where is Our Food From?" Inquiry Project CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS Alberta, Northwest Territories & Nunavut: •Aboriginal Studies Grades 10-12 •Science Grades 11-12 •Social Studies Grades 10-12 •World Geography Grade 12 British Columbia and Yukon: •Explorations in Social Studies Grade 11 •Contemporary Indigenous Studies Grade 12 •Life Sciences Grade 11 •Earth Sciences Grade 11 •Science for Citizens Grade 11 •Environmental Science Grade 12 Ontario: •First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Studies Grades 9-12 •Science Grades 9-10 •Environmental Science Grade 11 •Science Grade 12, University/College Preparation •World Cultures, Grade 12, University/College Preparation DURATION 2-3 hours OVERVIEW Throughout this lesson, students will learn about Indigenous farming/agriculture, growing traditional medicine plants, and the various traditional medicines and foods that can be found in their own backyards. Students will connect the four aspects of life (Mother Earth, Plants, Humans and Animals) including impacts and connections to gardens and agriculture. Students will experience how growing their own food, and having food sovereignty in their own backyards, helps connect them to the land. Students will watch Joy Hall's interview about her career as an organic vegetable farmer. Students will take the information learned in the video and apply the concepts to their own province. Students will perform an inqui- ry-based research project about what types of native fruits and vegetables that can be cultivated, eaten and grown in their province and where their favourite foods come from. Students will create a brochure highlighting their research. Students will be assessed from an inquiry-project brochure rubric. To take students learning further, students may create a classroom garden. MATERIALS •Loose leaf paper •Writing instruments for students (pens, pencils, etc.) •Computers and internet access •Medicine Wheel Graphic Organizer (optional) •"Where is our food from?" Brochure Inquiry Project •"Where is our food from?" Brochure Inquiry Project Rubric •Where is our Food From? Inquiry-Project Brochure Teacher Feedback Form Culture

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