Fireside Chats Teacher's Guide: Volume 1

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Lesson Two: Raven Beardy 74 Lesson Two: Raven Beardy Activity: Positive Indigenous Womxn Role Model Research Project CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut: •Aboriginal Studies Grades 10-12 •English Language Arts Grades 10-12 •English Language Arts Grades 10, 11 and 12: Uqausiliriniq Strand British Columbia and Yukon: •Contemporary Indigenous Studies Grade 12 •English Language Arts Composition Grades 10, 11 and 12 •English Language Arts First Peoples Grade 12 Ontario: •First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Studies Grades 9-12: •English Language Arts Grades 9-10: •English Language Arts Grades 11-12: DURATION 2-3 hours OVERVIEW In this lesson, students will explore the topics of female representation in male-dominated work- forces, womxn leadership, positive role models, and long-term goal setting. Students will watch Raven Beardy's interview with Fireside Chats in which Raven talks about her journey becoming a pilot and working in a male-dominated, non-Indigenous dominated industry. Students will com- plete a research project on Indigenous Womxn who have made an impact in their communities and/or are strong positive role models. Students will be assessed using a research project rubric. Note: The word "womxn" is an alternative spelling to the word woman, in which the "man" or "men" part is removed. "Womxn" is an intersectional term intended to signal the inclusion of those who have traditionally been excluded from white feminist discourse such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) as well as trans-women. MATERIALS •Half sheet of white or lined paper per student •Writing instruments (pencil or pen) •Computer access •Indigenous Womxn Role Model Research Project handout •Indigenous Womxn Role Model Research Project assessment rubric Skilled Trades ACTIVATE: PAPER AIRPLANE CLASS DISCUSSION **If students are not familiar with the term "Womxn", begin the lesson with the definition stated above. To begin the lesson, tell students that today you will be looking into careers that are typically male-dominated and the importance of female representation in such careers. First, students will think about examples of a strong (resilient, hardworking, achieving) female, or womxn, role model in their life. It can be a family member, a sta member, someone on television or in a movie, etc. A female/womxn role model is a person that people look up to and serves as a positive example to others. Inform students that In this lesson, they will be focussing on womxn who are role models to all. Unfortunately, many industries are male dominated. The lack of female representation can lead womxn to believe that career or industry is not for them. Lesson Plan

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