Inquiry Resources -Question #3

Question: How do you incorporate First People’s learning into a Modern Language/Spanish Class without categorizing all First Nation’s people under one category

Social Justice in Spanish

  • Grenardo, Jennifer. Latino Middle School Students Read to Learn Critical Literacy: Social Justice through Action Research. ProQuest LLC, ProQuest LLC, 01 Jan. 2008. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eric&AN=ED567627&login.asp&site=ehost-live&scope=site.
Teaching Culture in Language Classrooms 
  • Clark, Beatrice Stith and VA. Hampton Univ. Learning to Teach the Cultures of Developing Nations in the Foreign Language and Literature Classroom. 01 Jan. 1985. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eric&AN=ED253091&login.asp&site=ehost-live&scope=site.
First Nations Principles in BC Curriculum
  • Halbert, Judy and Linda Kaser. “Learning to Be. A Perspective from British Columbia, Canada.” European Journal of Education, vol. 50, no. 2, 01 June 2015, pp. 196-213. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eric&AN=EJ1060126&login.asp&site=ehost-live&scope=site.
    • There is a paragraph within this article about the value of First Peoples Principles. It starts off with the fact that the principles stem from the idea that “learning is for well-being — well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors.”  (208). If this is the basic perspective of what the First Peoples Principles are, I can get the sense or idea that maybe teaching Spanish or languages to students could start with the idea of family, and community. There are lot of ways to develop vocabulary, and teach literature with this framework.

      The article ends with the sentence “There is much for us to learn and educators in BC are increasingly enthusiastic about doing so” (209). This line gives me hope in tackling in the incorporation of the First Peoples Principles in both my teachable subjects.

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