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  • ISBN: 9781896832449
  • ISBN: 189683244X
  • Physical Description: print
    186 p. : ill ; 28 cm.
  • Publisher: Owen Sound, Ont. : Ningwakwe Leaning Press, c2004.

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General Note: Previous ed. developed by Kateri Akizwenzie-Damm, Deana Halonen.
Previous ed. developed by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Deana Halonen.
"Native literacy curriculum"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-170).
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction to the curriculum -- Medicine wheel approach -- Lesson plans: Transitional phase: Introduction: Teachings of the medicine wheel -- East - Renewal - New life: Level 1: The teachings of our elders; Storytelling and oral history; The Wampum; Our story (Time capsule); Ojibway stick game; Making bannock; Catching our dreams -- South - Vitality - Youth: Level 2: Personal life teachings; Traditional poetry and contemporary expressions; Nanaboozho; The little people; Masks; Wild rice; The gift of laughter and humour -- Transitional phase: Wellness and parenting -- West - Maturity - Adulthood: Level 3: The gift of respect; Time management; Community history; The clan system; Alcohol; Protecting Aboriginal languages; The gift of sharing -- North - Knowledge - Grandparents: Levels 4 & 5: The sacred medicine of tobacco; Sweetgrass and its teachings; Self-healing; The heartbeat of mother Earth - The drum; The creator's gift: Healthy babies; Men's and women's power: Their roles and responsibilities; Healthy families and healthy communities -- Bibliography -- Appendix LBS level summaries -- Reading -- Writing -- Speaking & listening.
Summary, etc.: This curriculum provides Native literacy coordinators and tutors with 30 culturally appropriate lesson plans for their work with Native learners. Empowering the Spirit contains three distinct sets of lesson plans for teachers who instruct at the basic, intermediate and advanced levels. Students will appreciate the eclectic nature of the lesson plans, which include the following topics: "elders are our teachers," "sweetgrass," and "traditional poetry." This updated edition contains additional resources and activities.
Subject: Indians of North America -- Study and teaching -- Ontario
Indians of North America -- Ontario
Lesson planning
Lesson plans
Indians of North America -- Study and teaching -- Canada
English language -- Study and teaching
Native peoples -- Canada -- Education
Indians of North America -- Education -- Ontario
Topic Heading: Aboriginal.
First Nations Canada.
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