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|YKDFN Community Members|
1. Understand and appreciate the Dene practice of consent with the land when harvesting spruce boughs;
2. See how spruce boughs are used in wall tents out on the land.
|Photograph 1 - weaving spruce boughs in a wall tent||File|
photograph illustrating how the spruce boughs are laid out and woven together.
|Photograph 2 - spruce boughs on the floor of a wall tent||File|
Photograph showing a wall tent with spruce boughs on the floor.
|Supplies: tobacco or gift for giving thanks; tools for harvesting spruce boughs||Supplies and Equipment|
|Short Video - giving thanks with tobacco||File|
This lesson plan has been developed with an Indigenous lens that is holistic in nature, a way of being and knowing that acknowledges our relationships with 'all our relations', including plants and animals, other human beings, the water, land, wind, sun, moon, stars, and more - everything seen and unseen. With 'all our relations' in mind, this lesson plan has been developed with a focus on:
|On-the-land/outdoor learning experiences|
|Language and Culture|
|Intergenerational learning with Elders/Knowledge Holders|
Were Elders or Knowledge Holders involved in the development of this Lesson Plan? Yes
Can Elders or Knowledge Holders be invited to help teach part of this lesson plan? Yes
|Ethics in the classroom: care, truthfulness and trust, respect, integrity|
|Different learning styles; attention given to mind, body, and spirit|
|Connections with everyday life|
|Participatory and experiential learning activities|
|Healthy relationship with self and identity|
|Personal reflection time (connecting with thoughts and feelings)|
|Estimated Length (hh:mm): 3:30 (includes time for instruction, activities, self-reflection, and assessment, if applicable)|
|Meets curriculum expectations or outcomes for:
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