Here are some links I use and encourage students to use for their research project. This year we will be looking at the Big Question: How does the land affect us?
We will be looking at the historical aspect of this question in a research project: What are the connections between the Aboriginal groups and their land?
Students will be researching for a project. They will have one of Aboriginal group to research based on some regions found in BC:
Northwest BC - Tahltan and Tagish
Northeast BC - Dene
Central Coast BC - Haida
Southwest BC - Coastal Salish
West Coast BC - Nisga'a
Interior BC - Secwepemc
Presentations of their learning will be the student's choice:
poster slideshow research booklet
speech skit diorama
Social Studies - First Nations
Canada's First Peoples: Historical Overview
An introduction to the history and culture of the Canadian Aboriginal population. Links at the top to other useful pages.
Canada's First Peoples: Peoples Before Contact
An interactive map of Canada's First Peoples, with in-depth information about each group. Topics include: environment, housing food, technology, religion, culture, social structure, and warfare.
Canada's First Peoples: Contact & Conflict
An article about the contact, trade, and alliances between Aboriginals and the Europeans.
A site for students about Canada's aboriginal history, culture and language. Includes games, biographies, and recommended books and sites to read.
Kids Site of Canadian Settlement
A site with information for a variety of Canadian aboriginal and early European peoples.
Facts on Native Americans (and Canadians)
A site with facts about Native Americans (Canadian groups are included)
About the Secwepemc Territory
Traditional Secwepemc/community/seasonal life - interactive website for students
Pre-contact Secwepemc trade (left sidebar)
The Canadian Atlas of First Peoples
All below links also offer FANTASTIC visuals and information on the Coast Salish, Sto:lo (smartboard friendly); click on top bar for Articles, Glossary, Games, Educator Resources, and Audio & Video:
- Stol:lo Pithouse - view from inside: winter activities
- Sto:lo Longhouse - panoramic view from the front
- Sto:lo Longhouse - panoramic view from the center
- Sto:lo Longhouse - panoramic view from the work area
- Sto:lo Longhouse - panoramic view from the cooking area
- Sto:lo Longhouse - panoramic view from the outside rear of the longhouse
Passageways and Pathways for Young Explorers
Daily Physical Activity
Go Noodle - a website to burn that energy!
www.prodigygame.com math website