Authentic Task Design for National Indigenous History Month
“I think this was the perfect way to end grade nine.” – Tawfiq M.
Here is a sample of evidence of learning that we observed:
“My views have greatly changed throughout this experience. One major view of mine that has changed is what are we really celebrating as Canadians for the 150th year anniversary?” – Abdel E.
“I would be really upset when people make me sign a treaty without knowing what is being given away.” – Zeyad H.
“I think the reason we were so disheartened by the subject, is because we weren’t being mindful of the actual history. Today, when Sheldon actually spoke to us, and told us his view on the way First Nations have been treated, I’m sure it had more impact than a Social textbook ever could…They are ready and willing to heal, and work together, to not necessarily right all wrongs, but to take a step towards it.” – Tawfiq M.
“My favourite painting was The Iron Horse – by far. The use of the Trojan horse and the meaning of the horse perfectly described Monkman’s view on the relationship between Europeans and First Nations.” – Aayan S.
“At first I believed in the stereotype of First Nations…but now that I have been educated on what has happened to them, I feel disappointed in myself.” – Shayan M.
“I just don’t understand how humans can do that to each other.” – Ben F.