The issue that this program is helping to solve is cultural awareness and sensitivity in our school and community. First Nations studies is an exploratory program all grade 6 and 7s take as part of their exploratory rotation. This program is a fun and exciting program that uses a hand-on learning approach to teach students about Aboriginal history and culture. The program creates awareness and respect for Aboriginal people, traditions and activities amongst the students and serves to build bridges between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal learners.
First Nations Studies Exploratory serves to build bridges between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal learners.
My name is Danita Lewis and I am the First Nations studies teacher. I have put together a pretty exciting, fun and hands on program that all grade 7 students will take as part of the exploration rotation during the school year. The program is successful because it not only supports the Aboriginal learner but it increases all grade 7 students’ knowledge and respect for Aboriginal histories and culture.