The purpose of this series of 7 lesson activities is to enrich students' understanding and to gain appreciation of Indigenous Science and Western Science in astronomy. Students will experience practices in thinking about Indigenous ways of knowing and western culture. Students will feel more comfortable using ideas that they may not believe themselves. When teachers integrate aspects of Indigenous perspectives into the different subject areas, it not only teaches students about Indigenous Peoples but it also helps to engage students, especially those who are Indigenous. It is important for teachers to use topics and resources that are relevant to students and that will help them discover who they are as individuals.
These seven lesson activities are intended to be taught over 'multiple lessons' and can be divided depending on your class time limits.