Tuesday, November 20, 2012

RSD#38 (Richmond) Partners with UBC for an Inquiry Based Project with Student Teachers

This year, student teachers from UBC will be integrating Social Studies methodology courses with Aboriginal education to create inquiry based units for their classroom.

The course will take place at Hamilton elementary school where teaching can be practiced with real elementary students and where professional teachers will offer feedback and course related instruction.

The course will culminate with inquiry into major educational issues, including Aboriginal education, contextualized within a Project Plan that could be used on the long practicum in the spring. We will use a project based approach with an "Enactivist" focus. Rather than creating a standard unit plan, CITE students will develop a high interest project in which many disciplines can be naturally and meaningfully incorporated.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Incorporating Aboriginal Culture into the Fine Arts Curriculum

This resource package is intended to help teachers find means of incorporating Aboriginal Culture into the Elementary Fine Arts Curriculum. Starting with some background knowledge on the Coast Salish people and territories, educators will find links for websites, videos, books and community contacts for each of the four strands of the curriculum. It is important for students and district staff to know about the local culture when learning about Aboriginal people of Canada and this document is intended as a starting point rather than an exhaustive list. Your feedback and ideas are most welcome. Our goal is to build a useful resource list.

Fine Arts Resource Package

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pathways Newsletter - March 2012

The March edition of Pathways newsletter is attached for your perusal. Information on springbreak activities as well as upcoming summer camps are listed. Check out the dates and join other families for the Cook and Share evenings.

Pathways Newsletter - March 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Aboriginal Culture Kits available for loan

Aboriginal Culture kits are now available for loan from the DRC. These kits are suitable for primary grades and two of the kits contain books for the French Immersion classes. The kits are meant to be integrated into an area of study rather than to be used on its own as a stand alone unit. By presenting the materials to the children, you can explore ways to use the kits together.
Here are the titles of the Aboriginal themes kits:
Environment/Aboriginal Culture
Family/Community/Aboriginal Culture
Raven/Aboriginal Culture
Eagle/Aboriginal Culture (French books included)
French Aboriginal Culture
Animal/Aboriginal Culture
Alphabet/Aboriginal Culture

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Circle of Learning Resource

Here are some great elementary level lessons on First Nations culture that are available on-line as well as in hard copy. The resources are free and are available in both French and English. The resources can be ordered on-line from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.These lessons are appropriate for ages 4-14.

The Learning Circle (ages 4-7) (parts 1 and 2)
English pt1
English pt2

The Learning Circle (ages 8-11)

The Learning Circle (age 12-14)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pathways newsletter - January 2012

Check out the latest newsletter from Pathways Aboriginal Centre. You will find information on upcoming events such as the Leadership Retreat being held this weekend at Loon Lake or the Moccasin Making workshops being offered at Pathways. Find out more by clicking on the newsletter below.

Jan 2011 Final

January Family Night

This month's Family Night, hosted by Pathways Aboriginal Centre and the Richmond School District, will be held at Hugh Boyd Secondary School on January 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please join us as we eat together, do some crafts and put together a cook book.

January Family Night