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November 28
Three Sisters

New World Ideas: Indigenous Innovations that Changed Everything
Manitoba teachers are invited to explore two new curriculum resources that celebrate
Indigenous innovations and offer practical ideas for the classroom.
The Birch Bark Canoe: Navigating a New World illuminates the genius of the craft and explores it as a catalyst for inquiry based learning. Designed for middle and senior years, the package contains a twenty five minute video with an accompanying booklet that makes explicit connections to provincial curriculum documents and suggests a range of hands on activities that engage students in significant learning experiences.
The Three Sisters: Renewing the World builds on an ancient story told by many Indigenous Peoples and passed on through oral traditions for thousands of years. The twenty nine minute video explains the relationship between of corn, beans and squash and illuminates the sophisticated knowledge of plant husbandry that the first farmers possessed. The accompanying booklet shares the ideas of educators from around the province. From early year’s mathematics to senior year’s urban studies, The Three Sisters demonstrate their transdisciplinary relevance in the 21st century classroom.
Both videos and the accompany books can be located on line at and are available free of charge to all interested teachers.
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