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Indigenous Rights in Canada

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Government and Politics

History

This world explores Indigenous treaty rights from pre to post contact. It also looks at relationships between government and indigenous communities.

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avatar Submitted By: Kristopher Sandberg

November 20, 2020

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Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Treaty World Sample

Use the Treaty world with your class and take the tour. From there you can use this template or make your own world.

Supporting Files

Note Taking Template


Note Taking word doc.

Note Taking Rubric


Rubric for note taking.

Minecraft Build Rubric


Rubric for Minecraft Build

Reflection of Learning Rubric


If you choose to use Flipgrid for responding after the build is done.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will assess contributions from various groups and communities to their Country of origin. They will inquire and understand the historical experiences and major changes of life for that group or community (The sample world focuses on Indigenous People of Canada)

Guiding Ideas

What do you know about treaty rights and agreements for Indigenous people?

What was pre-contact like for Indigenous people?

What were the first interactions with Western settlers and Indigenous people like?

How has treaty rights and agreements between Indigenous people and European settlers changed over time?  How has modern government adapted to treaty rights?

How has conflict changed treaty rights or help define them for Indigenous people?

How important is the role of education, in helping people understand rights of different groups or communities?

Student Activities

Step 1.

Use the attached treaty timeline.  As a class discuss the variety of treaties made between Indigenous people and European settlers.  Then look how treaties and agreements have been made with Indigenous people and their government.   How have they been honored over time?https://www.historicacanada.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Treaties_English.pdf

Step 2.

Have students choose a specific treaty or treaties and research it and its impact for Indigenous people.  Have them complete this by taking notes on a variety of literature  (I found articles for students to read through and take notes).  We used OneNote for this.  I found articles on line and imported them to OneNote and and then to the students folder.  Students read through the article and highlighted important information.  It was also helpful to the students that they could use the "immersive reader" in OneNote to help understand some of the content in the article.

Step 3.

What would this look like in a Minecraft world?   Have your students take a walkthrough sample world and see previous builds for different treaties.  Have students/groups plan what theirs would look like in Minecraft.

Step 4.

This build relies a lot on using NPC's to communicate information to visitors of your world.  Have them think and record on their NPC sheet what important information they would like their NPC to share with visitors.

Performance Expectations

Performance Expectations can be obtained in three different parts of the assignment.

Part 1- Research and note taking skills.

Part 2 - The Minecraft Build

Part 3 - Reflection of learning (I used Flipgrid for this)

I have attached rubric templates for each part that can be changed to suit your project.

Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Treaty World Sample

Use the Treaty world with your class and take the tour. From there you can use this template or make your own world.

Supporting Files

Note Taking Template


Note Taking word doc.

Note Taking Rubric


Rubric for note taking.

Minecraft Build Rubric


Rubric for Minecraft Build

Reflection of Learning Rubric


If you choose to use Flipgrid for responding after the build is done.