Students are invited to create a survival plan of what they would need to survive if they were to live outside in their local habitat. They can only take from the earth and land and must consider factors like season, weather, habitat and ecosystem.
"Netukulimk explains Mi’kmaw ways of life, tying together social and economic practices with systems of governance through time. Living in harmony, and taking only what you need, is the true essence of Indigenous ways of being and living." (Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre). Our linked video explores the concept in an accessible way for children and teenagers.
Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre has an extensive guide about Teaching About the Mi'kmaq (pdf).
This activity is one of our Indigenous perspectives content pieces. More to come.
This activity is one of our Inquiry-tools (activities that encourage students to think about what they know and how they learn).
Ocean School activities align with BC (and other provincial) curriculums in multiple areas.
Here are a handful of alignments for Grade 7:
English Language Arts: Comprehend and connect - Synthesize ideas from a variety of sources to build understanding, Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences.
Arts Education: Exploring and creating: Intentionally select and apply materials, movements, technologies, environments, tools, and techniques by combining and arranging artistic elements, processes, and principles in art making.
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