- World View
- Effects of Assimilation
- Indigenous Rights
For our World View topic we looked at a variety of themes including religion, emotions, values, ethics, and relationship with the environment. Since there is only 9 students in my class, I wanted us to work on a collaborative project to help make my students more accountable for their work (they work WAY harder when they know the rest of the class is relying on their input)! What I came up with was actually a modification of a lesson plan I learned about when I was at the MTS Fab 5 Conference a month ago which covered the Seven Traditional Teachings (also referred to as the Seven Grandfathers).
After researching and discussing each of the teachings we worked collectively to make our own visual representation of the teachings.
|Here is our finished product which is proudly displayed on the wall right in the entrance of our school!|
Here is a close up of each section:
|The center portion, each half was created by a different student.|
They turned out so awesome didn't they!? I am so proud :) In addition to creating an actual poster, students were asked to write 250 words on what their specific teaching meant to them or what the Seven Teachings meant to them (if they were working on the center portion).
If you would like a copy of the physical assignment and rubric I used let me know, I'd be happy to email them out to you!
If you would to learn more about the original classroom that inspired this project (the classroom of the presenter at the Fab 5 Conference), follow them on Twitter!