Integrated First Nations Unit Plan: 3 lessons (Grade 6)
Lesson Length: 3 x 50 min
Part 1: Students will be introduced to First Nations art by viewing a youtube clip. After the clip, in small groups, stduents will be asked to provide a description for a piece of art that they have never viewed before. This will lead into a class discussion about the art. Stduents will then be asked to write a at least 2 pages in their literacy journals, about a prsonal story that describes their origin. They will also be required to bring in a picture of three objects that illustrate their origins. Part2. Stdents will be introducted to the us eof x-ray imaging via an image of an x-ray of Homer Simpson's brain. This illustrates how the First Nations artist used x-ray imaging to portray characters in the story. Students will be asked to illustrate their own personal story which will be bound in a book and presented on parents night.
Includes: artists statement handout self assessmet, creation story, teacher questions for student-teacher conference
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