Learning about the history, culture, and issues that affect the Original peoples* of Canada has become an integral part of young people’s education in our country. Many approaches to teaching Aboriginal children and about Aboriginal people are unique and require significant sensitivity. Teachers also need to be creative and dynamic when developing these approaches and programs. Our underlying purpose here is to extend teachers’ skills and knowledge in the teaching of Aboriginal children and about Original People of Canada.
Part 1 Conceptual Overview -- Traditional Aboriginal Education -- Rational for Addressing Aboriginal Education Needs -- Creating Aboriginal Culturally Inclusive Educational Spaces -- Implications for Practice -- Answering the Question: “Who Am I?” -- Stages of Infusion of Aboriginal Knowledge and Pedagogy -- Culture-Based Education as Transformative Educational Praxis -- The Land as Receptacle of World View -- Storytelling and Aboriginal Pedagogy -- Identifying and Dealing with Bias in Materials -- Best Practices for Effective Aboriginal Curriculum and Pedagogy -- Part 2 Practical Applications -- Colonization and Effects -- Supporting Material About “Ethnostress” -- Media Literary Activities -- Oral History Activities -- Taking Action Activities -- Part 3 Case Studies Case Study 1 Whose Knowledge? -- Case Study 2 Identity -- Case Study 3 Learning to Respond to Insensitive Media Coverage -- Case Study 4 Handling Name Calling.