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Newfoundland and Labrador
Social Studies
English Language Arts, Physical Education, Indigenous Language, Indigenous Ways of Knowing & Being, History


Acknowledgement Protocol

Please read this Acknowledgement before the start of this lesson to respect the knowledge that is being shared and the Land of the People where the knowledge originates:

Note: As long as the 'Acknowledgement Protocol' is followed to honour the Land and the People where a lesson plan originates, lesson plans appearing on NCCIE.CA may be adapted to different places and different ages of learners. What is the Land Acknowledgement where you live?   Read More


Name Role/Job Title Place
Doris Boase
Sara Leah Hindy
Sylvia Moore
Jodie Lane
Hopedale Community members

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this lesson plan, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between humans and the physical environment; [Social Studies SCO 7.0]

2. Discuss personal experiences with supporting details; [English Language Arts SCO 1.1]

3. Use active listening strategies for a variety of purposes; [English Language Arts SCO 1.2]

4. Apply knowledge of word formations to spoken language. [English Language Arts SCO 1.4]

Teachers' Guide


  • Spiritual (e.g., Relational) Learners
  • Physical (e.g., Tactile, Experiential, Visual) Learners
  • Intellectual (e.g., Rational, Logical) Learners
  • Emotional (e.g., Feeling, Intuitive) Learners
Title Type
Handouts: KWL Chart and Reflection Snapshots Worksheet File
Book: "Building an Igloo" by Ulli Steltzer Supplies and Equipment
Video: How to Build an Igloo Link
Supplies: images of different types of homes and shelters from around the world Supplies and Equipment
Supplies: paper and coloured pencils, markers Supplies and Equipment


This section contains information for assessing progress in students' learning. While Indigenous approaches to assessment may be highlighted, conventional assessment methods may also be discussed:
Title Type
Sample Rubric File

Related resources on NCCIE.ca

Title Type
The Inuit Education Initiative of the Nunatsiavut Government Link

Where can I find additional information?

Title Type
Igloo Link
The Igloo, Northern Canada Link
How to Build an Igloo Link

Holism and All Our Relations

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
On-the-land/outdoor learning experiences
Language and Culture
Intergenerational learning with Elders/Knowledge Holders
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)

Lesson Plan Length

Estimated Length (hh:mm): 3:30
(includes time for instruction, activities, self-reflection, and assessment, if applicable)

Other Details

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Meets curriculum expectations or outcomes for: Newfoundland and Labrador

Lesson Plan Topics


Please contact Sylvia Moore  for more information.