Unit Plan:

Storytelling, Cultural Identity and First Nations Culture

FSL / Grade 6-7

Big Ideas

Stories communicate ideas in a meaningful way.

Concepts:

  • Culture
  • Identity
  • Communication
Essential Questions

Students will keep considering…

  • Why do we tell stories?
  • How does the way we tell a story reflect our cultural identity?
Evaluative Criteria
  • Students will be evaluated by teacher using a rubric*
  • Students will be evaluated by their peers using a rubric*
  • Rubrics can be teacher generated, or generated together with students or can be a rubric that you use already for oral presentations.
  • Please see Learning plan for more details.
  • Teacher developed rubric for performance task including oral and cultural components.
  • Rubric: Create a rubric which evaluates both French oral language skills and the cultural message in the story.  Reflective process should also be used.
Monitoring Progress

Teacher will monitor progress:
Teachers can monitor progress through ongoing formative assessment including but not limited to:

N/A

Resources

WEBSITES

TEXTS

  • La Danse d’Anisha. (Les Echos de l’île de la Tortue)
  • C’est le temps de céléber ( Les Echos de l’île de la Tortue)
  •  “La famille, c’est special “ Echos 2 literacy book.
Reflection

How will teachers and their students reflect on and evaluate the completed project?

Teacher Reflection

  • What aspects of the unit went well?
  • What did students struggle with?
  • What did you struggle with?
  • What would you add/revise the next time you taught this unit?
  • Were there any unintended outcomes?
  • Were students engaged?

Unit Overview

 

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Subject

Economics

 

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Topic

Storytelling, Cultural Identity and First Nations Culture

 

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Unit Overview

This unit with provide students with the opportunity to explore a First Nations story and create their own using basic French vocabulary suitable to their grade level. Students will explore First Nations culture as well as their own cultural identity.

 

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Grade

6-7

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Unit Duration

2 weeks

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Related Big Ideas

N/A

The following resources are made available through the British Columbia Ministry of Education. For more information, please visit BC’s New Curriculum.

 

Big Ideas

The Big Ideas consist of generalizations and principles and the key concepts important in an area of learning. The Big Ideas represent what students will understand at the completion of the curriculum for their grade. They are intended to endure beyond a single grade and contribute to future understanding.


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Core Competencies

orangecommunicationCommunications Competency

The set of abilities that students use to impart and exchange information, experiences and ideas, to explore the world around them, and to understand and effectively engage in the use of digital media

bluethinkingThinking Competency

The knowledge, skills and processes we associate with intellectual development

greensocialSocial Competency

The set of abilities that relate to students’ identity in the world, both as individuals and as members of their community and society


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Curricular Competencies & Content

Curricular Competencies are the skills, strategies, and processes that students develop over time. They reflect the “Do” in the Know-Do-Understand model of curriculum. The Curricular Competencies are built on the thinking, communicating, and personal and social competencies relevant to disciplines that make up an area of learning.


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Additional Resources

First People's Principles of Learning

To read more about First People’s Principles of Learning, please click here.

For classroom resources, please visit the First Nations Education Steering Committee.