The Learning Circle has been produced to help meet Canadian educators' growing need for elementary-level learning exercises on First Nations. It is the first in a series of four classroom guides on First Nations in Canada.
Bill Reid: Exploring Identity (Grade - This is a series of interdisciplinary lesson plans (Visual Arts and Social Studies), about Bill Reid and the Haida. Topics covered include storytelling, bracelets, and crests.
There are many options for hands-on activities for studying the First Nations peoples of Canada before the Europeans arrived, but I decided to focus on the people who live on the West Coast – the Tlingit and Haida. The natives here are famous for their artwork and creativity of their totem poles – huge tree trunks carved into many animals and faces representing various spirits. Make First Nations Inspired Art