This project is meant to review some of the Social Studies skills and processes learned last year. These include asking questions, gathering and interpreting information, and communicating findings.
Canada’s First Peoples are diverse, with 615 different First Nations, 8 Metis settlements, and 53 Inuit communities. These groups also speak over 60 different Aboriginal languages. The intent of this project is to understand what makes different First Nations groups across Canada unique.
- Students will begin their research with a partner choosing one Aboriginal group to investigate.
2. Partners will gather information to decide which elements are most important in forming the identity of this people.
3. Each person will then choose one aspect of this group to research on their own.
4. Research will involve:
- Composing a strong inquiry question
- Gathering notes on this topic
- Recording sources
5. Once the information is complete, students will prepare a small poster to present this information to the class.
Posters must include the following:
- Information in point form
- At least two images that are labeled to help explain your topic.
- A small map (on the poster) showing the traditional territory of this people.
- Printing that is easily read
- Ink and colour (not just pencil)
6. Partners will present together to small groups.
7. Classmates are expected to take notes on the information presented.