Using biographies of Whitecap Dakota people, students will use reading comprehension skills to compile facts and query information, in order to be able to create a trading card that showcases how Dakota people have shaped and continue to shape Saskatchewan.
The teacher will use an interactive visual viewing strategy to guide the class through a PowerPoint presentation (includes a video), which supports students learning to interpret an old photograph and learn about the identity of Chief Whitecap.
Using visual thinking strategies, students will work in small groups with one of the four traditional Dakota stories. Students will storyboard the traditional story and choose imagery from the Dakota lesson website, other sources, or draw their own to retell the story with the images and people in their group.
This booklet is the foundational educational resource for the lesson material. It tells of the history and culture of the Dakota and the Whitecap Dakota First Nation. It describes their legacy of alliance with newcomers and Indigenous groups and their role in forming Canada and their contributions to our region today.