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Leaves of the Land: A Quick History of Coca

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Coca has been used for thousands of years by indi…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Coca has been used for thousands of years by indigenous peoples of the New World. The coca bush (from khoka, the Aymara word for tree) grows wild across western South America but was also one of the first domesticated plants in the western hemisphere. It was considered sacred and central to life among the people of the Andes Mountains. They believed the vitamin-rich leaves embodied the spirit of Mama Coca, the nurturing and protective force of nature, and they chewed the leaves to cope with the stresses of life. Today, coca continues to play an important role in the traditions and daily lives of many Andean people: • A man might offer coca leaves to the father of a potential bride • When a child is born, relatives and friends might celebrate by chewing coca leaves together • Coca-chewing plays a role in Quechua carnivals and celebrations • Aymara women chew coca as a source of inspiration for their weaving projects
Subject
Social Studies
Keywords
iMinds
substance use
drug literacy
drug use
ritual drug use
indigenous cultures
social and cultural practices
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Links to Curriculum First Peoples’ principles of learning
Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors
Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place)
Learning is embedded in memory, history and story Social Studies 8 Big ideas
Exploration, expansion, and colonization had varying consequences for different groups Competencies
Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
Assess the significance of people, places, events and developments at particular times and places
Explain different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues and events, and compare the values, worldviews and beliefs of human cultures and societies in different times and places
Duration
45-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 29, 2017
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Listening to Sugar Man

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Folk musician Sixto Rodriguez (aka Rodriguez, Jes…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Folk musician Sixto Rodriguez (aka Rodriguez, Jesus Rodriguez, and Sugar Man) is the sixth son of Mexican immigrants who moved to the American midwest for work in the 1920s. Many of Rodriguez’s songs, including “Cause” (the last song he ever recorded before being dropped from his record label in December 1971), reflect the struggles of the marginalized inner-city poor who often used alcohol and other drugs to cope with harsh conditions. This lesson plan invites students to listen to two of his songs and reflect on some of the themes that are talked about in the songs, including the challenges of immigrating to a new country as well as the use of drugs and alcohol.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
alcohol
drug use
substance use
immigration
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Links to Curriculum First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) • Learning is embedded in memory, history and story English Language Arts 9 Big ideas • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and the world • Questioning what we hear, read and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Competencies • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking • Think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within, between and beyond texts • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social and cultural contexts, values and perspectives in texts • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text and world • Respond to text in personal, creative and critical ways
Duration
60-120 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 29, 2017