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 https://newworldideas.ca
and are available free of charge to all interested teachers.
Note: For Frontier Sites where you are unable to view the content due to limited connectivity please contact Adele.Ledoux@fsdnet.ca
to arrange for alternative digital content delivery methods.