HISTORY LESSON COLLECTION #2 -- Spiritual practices, oral tradition, goods and gifts

 

Time Period:  Origins to 1608
Social Phenomenon: The experience of Indigenous peoples and the colonization attempts.

Program Content Learning Intentions covered by this collection:
Identify the individuals involved in spiritual practices
Explain the role of oral tradition in Indigenous societies.
Describe the sharing of goods and the role of gifts in Indigenous societies. 

Essential Question suggestion:
What was life like before the arrival of the Europeans?  

Intellectual Operations:
Establish historical facts
Establish connections between facts

Document Collection and guide:  
Teachers can access activity suggestions, documents & websites for this lesson via the Communauté d'histoire:  Go to site

 

Learning Intention:  Identify the individuals involved in spiritual practices: 

Process suggestions:
Read through and view those documents, images and web sites referring to individuals who were involved, directly or indirectly, in spiritual practices of Indigenous peoples.  
List them or give them a title, and give an example person’s name if possible.  
Describe their role by and how it supported a spiritual practice.
Indicate and explain which document illustrates their role as relates to the spiritual practice.  (Connect facts).

Learning Intentions:
Explain the role of oral tradition in Indigenous societies.
Describe the sharing of goods and the role of gifts in Indigenous societies.

Process suggestions:
Review key question “What was life like before the arrival of the Europeans?”
Examine documents and collect information related to oral traditions and cultural expressions.
Using pair (s) of related documents, explain how oral traditions were important to Indigenous societies and cultures. 


Teachers can access a Google document version of thes activity suggestions, discussion questions, other tools, documents and curated websites for this lesson via the Communauté d'histoire:  Go to site 

Students can browse suggested websites via the Pinterest gallery below.

GALLERY OF IMAGES AND SITES - #2 Spiritual practices, oral tradition, goods and gifts

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