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Social Studies
Archaeology, Physical Education, Indigenous Ways of Knowing & Being

5, 6, 7

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
Anna-Leah King
Armand MacArthur
Steffany Salloum
Dustin Brass

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Apply and adapt selected activity-related skills and strategies through participation in . . . natural (outdoor) 'alternate environment movement' activities in and around own neighbourhood and community. [Physical Education 8.8 (Alternate Environment Activities - Goals: Active Living, Relationships)]

2. Describe the influence of the treaty relationship on Canadian identity by describing the influence of varying views of the land in motivating the treaty relationship. [Social Studies DR8.2 (Dynamic Relationships)]

3. Describe the influence of the treaty relationship on Canadian identity by exploring unfulfilled aspects of Treaty (e.g., education, health care, etc.) in Canada. [Social Studies DR8.2 (Dynamic Relationships)]

Teachers' Guide


  • Intellectual (e.g., Rational, Logical) Learners
Title Type
Photo of Medicine Wheel File
Moose Mountain Medicine Circle – Sask History Online Link
  • 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
Wanuskewin Heritage Site Link
Medicine Wheel Link
St. Victor Petroglyphs Link


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:

Where can I find additional information?

Title Type
Office of the Treaty Commissioner Link
Inspiring Success: First Nation's and Métis, Pre K – 12 Education Policy Framework Link
Atchakosuk: Ininewuk Stories of the Stars by Wilfred Buck Link
Wilfred Buck - Indigenous Science Link
The Story of the Northern Lights Link
Walking Together – First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum Link
Full Circle: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Ways of Knowing 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
Participatory and experiential learning activities
Personal reflection time (connecting with thoughts and feelings)

Lesson Plan Length

Estimated Length (hh:mm): 7:00
(includes time for instruction, activities, self-reflection, and assessment, if applicable)

Other Details

Stream: Academic
Meets curriculum expectations or outcomes for: Saskatchewan

Lesson Plan Topics


Please contact Bettina Schneider  for more information.