In small groups using interactive techniques, students will work together to interpret videos regarding the War of 1812. Students will use graphic organizers to organize their thoughts in order to be able to share how a historical event such as the War of 1812 affects Canada’s identity.
In a variety of groupings, using interactive techniques, students will work together to understand different aspects of treaties and how it impacts the Dakota and influences Canadian identity. Students will use the graphic organizer to collect and organize information in order to create infographics to show their understanding about a treaty and its impact on Canadian identity.
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.
In partners, students will examine icons from the Dakota timeline to understand key elements in creating an icon. Students will then examine the whole timeline to understand how a timeline is created. In the end students will create their own icon and explanation that could be added to the wall.
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.