A Healing DancePowwows are summer gatherings when some First Nation Peoples come together and take part in singing, dancing and drumming. At a powwow you might see traditional dance forms like the women's Fancy Shawl Dress dance being performed.
What If Instead of Being Behind These Kids Are Ahead?Read the essay by Jamie Ragsdale "What If Instead of Being Behind These Kids Are Ahead?"
Learning About Indigenous Peoples Day TwoChoose one Indigenous Person showcased in this resource created by The Greater Essex District School Board and add your new learning to your Know/What to Learn/Learned Graphic Organizer.
Learning About Indigenous Peoples Day OneChoose one Indigenous Person showcased in a document created by The Greater Essex District School Board and add your new learning to your Know/What to Learn/Learned Graphic Organizer.
Representation Matters: Take ThreeIn response to George Floyd’s death, the Canadian football team, the Edmonton Eskimos released a statement regarding the death of George Floyd. Indigenous people and allies were quick to point out that the Edmonton Eskimos team name is considered racist by many people inside and outside of Indigenous communities.
Representation Matters: Take TwoAs we reviewed this week, the month of June is recognized in Canada as Pride month and National Indigenous History Month. One’s sexual orientation, gender orientation and race represent significant aspects of an individual’s identity.
Representation MattersCultural appropriation takes images, ideas, knowledge and material from another culture and uses it in ways that may hurt or damage that culture and people. Cultural appreciation uses images, ideas, knowledge and materials to benefit, build and partner with the community the borrowed material originates.
Building a Reading LifeRead the following non-fiction article CBC Books: Middle Grade and YA books to read in the Spring of 2020. Think about the books that appeal to you and why they do. Make a list of books and other texts that you would like to read at home and include one or two of the books from the article you just read.
Easter Island Inhabitants Turn to TraditionEaster Island is a pacific island off the coast of Chile known for its human figure stone monoliths called moais. These iconic human-like figures are over a thousand years old.
No rules applyAward-winning Métis author and poet, Jessie Thistle offered the following poem for the direct purpose of supporting the youth of the Waterloo Region District School Board in their learning during this unique time. His poem ‘Dust’ is being published for the first time here!
Fingers crossed for another “Toronto Method”Goals: view a media sample and determine important information, read informational texts to determine important information, respond to questions and draw conclusions, synthesize new learning and create a product to inform others.
Modern Day RockstarsOf the 14 provincial and national Chief Medical Health Officers, 7 are women including Canada’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Teresa Tam. In these unique times, the Chief Medical Officers regularly appear on television to explain complex medical realities to Canadians and offer support and guidance to everyday Canadians.
International Day of PinkWednesday, April 8 is the International Day of Pink. It is a day to stand up against homophobic, transphobic, and all forms of bullying. It is a day to stand in solidarity with our 2SLGBTQIA+ community.