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Course name: Understanding Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices Course code: (NBE3U)

Grade: 11
Credits:1.0
Type: University Preparation
Language of Study: English
Prerequisites: ENG2D The credit earned for this course may be used to meet the Grade 11 English compulsory credit requirement.
NBE3U English - Contemporary Aboriginal Voices Grade 11 online course
Course description: This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills through the study of works in English by Aboriginal writers. Through the analysis of literary texts and media works, you will develop an appreciation of the wealth and complexity of Aboriginal writing. You will also conduct research and analyse the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationship between media forms and audiences. An important focus will be the further development of your understanding of English-language usage and conventions.
Grade: 11
Credits:1.0
Type: University Preparation
Language of Study: English
Prerequisites: ENG2D The credit earned for this course may be used to meet the Grade 11 English compulsory credit requirement.
Course description: This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills through the study of works in English by Aboriginal writers. Through the analysis of literary texts and media works, you will develop an appreciation of the wealth and complexity of Aboriginal writing. You will also conduct research and analyse the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationship between media forms and audiences. An important focus will be the further development of your understanding of English-language usage and conventions.

Course Lessons

This course is designed for independent study.
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28 Lessons

7 Lessons

1.1   Exploring First Nations, Metis and Inuit distinct identities

1.2   Defining your own identity

1.3   What role does family and kinship play in Indigenous identities?

1.4   How does land shape Indigenous identities?

1.5   Understanding the historical and contemporary impacts of colonialization on Indigenous peoples

1.6   Investigating Indigenous stereotypes and media bias

1.7   Learning about the complexity of identity today

7 Lessons

2.1   Learning the foundations of Indigenous storytelling

2.2   Understanding character development through worldviews

2.3   What knowledge do Indigenous stories carry?

2.4   How have Indigenous stories and lives been disrupted?

2.5   Acknowledging and addressing injustice

2.6   Finding resilience in Indigenous stories

2.7   Reflecting and transforming the way you see and read the world

6 Lessons

3.1   Exploring sovereignty

3.2   Comparing historical perspectives on Indigenous sovereignty

3.3   Laying the groundwork for land claims

3.4   Analyzing the media bias in land claims

3.5   Understanding citizenship, identity and current crossroads

3.6   What does the future hold for Indigenous sovereignty?

8 Lessons

4.1   Becoming a good ally

4.2   Building cross-cultural understandings

4.3   Learning to speak up, not over

4.4   Finding your role in reconciliation

4.5   Listening to survivors

4.6   Fighting for justice

4.7   Learning from the calls to action

4.8   Committing to Reconciliation