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1. understand new vocabulary words.
2. recognize what a paragraph is and the parts of a paragraph.
|Lesson Plan-First Nation Stories||File|
|Webpage on Thunderbirds||Link|
Part of this lesson includes telling one or two stories about Thunderbirds. If you are inviting an Elder or Knowledge Holder to share stories, he/she can let you know what stories they would like to share, if different from Thunderbirds (please follow cultural protocols when inviting an Elder or Knowledge Holder to your class).
Appendix A in the lesson plan contains two stories about Thunderbirds.
This webpage contains more stories about Thunderbirds. Scroll down until you find them. If you are reading stories, you can either use the two that are in Appendix A, this or another website, or you can find another source, such as a book from a local or school library.
Note: These stories are found on a website named "mythology.net". While the term ‘mythology’ is not an accurate depiction of these stories (and many may take exception to First Peoples' Creation stories being categorized in this manner), the website holds valuable resources not to be overlooked.
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:
|Relationship with the land|
|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|
|Relationship with family, ancestors|
|Different learning styles; attention given to mind, body, and spirit|
|Healthy relationships in school and community|
|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): 0:30 (includes time for instruction, activities, self-reflection, and assessment, if applicable)|
|Meets curriculum expectations or outcomes for:
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