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Newfoundland and Labrador
Music, Physical Education, Performing Arts or Drama, Indigenous Ways of Knowing & Being, Indigenous Language


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
Jodie Lane
Sylvia Moore
Hopedale Community members

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Use patterns to describe the world and to solve problems; [Math GCO]

2. Perform, listen to, and create:

  • beat
  • rhythm
  • groupings of two, three, and four beats
  • stepping/skipping songs
[Music GCO]

3. Exhibit personal development, such as positive self-esteem, self-responsibility, leadership, decision-making, cooperation, self-reflection, and empowerment during physical activity. [Physical Education GCO 6]

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
Video: Introduction to Inuit Drumming Link
Website with Videos: Traditional Inuit Music Link
Video: Nunatsiavut Drum Dancers Link
Optional for Extension Activities: video of 'Pat-a-Cake'; book 'Pattern Bugs' by Trudy Harris; paper and colouring pencils, crayons 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:

Related resources on NCCIE.ca

Title Type
The Inuit Education Initiative of the Nunatsiavut Government Link

Where can I find additional information?

Title Type
Traditional Inuit Music Link
Nunatsiavut Drummers Link
Inuit Drumming 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:

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.