Saytk'ilhl Wo'osim'

Strong Readers Guided Reading Series- Summary by Jessica Welder

Posted by in Aboriginal Stories, Curriculum, Elementary, Lesson Plan, Place based

Description and Rationale The resource I selected to share in our classes Saytk’ih Woo’osim is the Strong Readers Guided Reading Series. The series of guided reading books includes a set consisting of 40 titles in levels 1-10, a set of 40 books leveled 11-20, and has just recently added two new series, a northern series and a Métis series, consisting of 8 books each. These readers are targeted to support the literacy development of all children. The series developer, content editor, and author of many titles, Terri Mack of the…read more


Aboriginal Elders: A Grade 12 Unit Lesson Plan-Reviewed by Patti Alison

Posted by in Aboriginal Pedagogies, Curriculum, Elders, Lesson Plan

My resource for our Common Bowl, that links to our topic of Elders and Intergenerational Learning, is “Aboriginal Elders: A Grade 12 Unit Lesson Plan” authored by Shelley Janvier and Erica Mohan (Janvier & Mohan). The Unit Plan was designed in 2003 by an EDST 565 class at the University of British Columbia. This resource focuses on the inclusion of Elders into the Grade 12 curriculum because as the authors state students will learn about the roles of Elders in Aboriginal communities and “learn that Elders are sources of knowledge…read more


The Aboriginal learning curriculum toolbox…Summary by Lael Sleep

Posted by in Curriculum, Elementary, Secondary

Brandt, J., (2006): The Aboriginal learning curriculum toolbox: cultural philosophy, curriculum design, and strategies for self-directed learning. Owen Sound, ON. Ningwakwe Learning Press. By Lael Sleep The Aboriginal Learning Curriculum Toolbox draws on the author’s experience as a researcher, teacher, and scholar in Aboriginal literacy and Indigenous learning circles. The manuscript is intended to offer insight and strategies to literacy teachers in the delivery and design of curriculum to adult Aboriginal learners. However, the author’s culturally based approach to philosophy, student engagement, communication and relationship building is beneficial and relevant…read more


Our words, our ways: teaching First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners. Summary by Judy Payne

Posted by in Aboriginal Pedagogies, Curriculum, Elementary, Secondary

Alberta Education. (2005). Our words, our ways: teaching First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners. Alberta Education. Aboriginal Services Branch and Learning and Teaching Resources Branch. Retrieved from: May 9, 2015 Our words, our ways: teaching First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners (Alberta Education, 2005) is a resource guide for those involved in the education of Aboriginal students developed through Alberta Education and the Edmonton Catholic Schools’ Aboriginal Learning Centre. Battiste states that there “continues to be a lack of materials and resources, and lots of tension and sometimes apathy,…read more


Teaching for Indigenous Education Website- Summary by Mickey Borason

Posted by in Aboriginal Pedagogies, Aboriginal Stories, Curriculum, Higher Education, Lesson Plan, Website

The resource I chose for our common bowl was the Teaching for Indigenous Education Website located at It is a digital online resource that promotes the implementation and importance of Indigenous knowledge and pedagogies in our current school curriculum and encourages educators to enhance the classroom learning experience for not just our Aboriginal students, but for all learners. The creation and development of this website is a collaborative effort of both scholars and graduate students from the Faculty of Education at UBC, as well as support from the Teaching…read more


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