Bulletin Board Ideas
- Download resources for National Indigenous Peoples Day including posters, an activity guide and more.
- Have students research interesting facts related to Indigenous peoples. Include 2 facts in morning announcements. Make a bulletin board dedicated to National Indigenous Peoples day and posts the facts on this board.
- Have students research significant Indigenous Peoples who gave made significant contributions to Canada:
Leaders: Tommy Price
Singer:, Susan Aglukark, N'we Jinen artists
Notable Indigenous athletes.
- Watch this video related to the word Indigenous.
- Visit CBCKids for all kinds of information for elementary aged kids related to Indigenous Peoples of Canada
- CBC Indigenous has created a list of 35 books to read for National Indigenous Peoples month. Check some of them out.
P.E. Or Sports Day Activities
Incorporate some Indigenous games into your sports day! Remember to make the meaning of the games explicit. For example, the game of lacrosse kept hunters physically fit. It also maintained important motor skills which are necessary for hunting.
- This site has a number of Indigenous games.
- Research the history of lacrosse - this sport was first known to be played by Indigenous Peoples.
- Classes could learn some of the Indigenous songs that have been gifted to Surrey School District.
Lyrics For Elementary and Secondary songs: Show Me the Way, Hide and Seek.pdf
Hide and Seek - Music Video
Hide and Seek - Instrumental Version
Show Us The Way
Elementary Song - Instrumental Version Lyrics
- Some songs to listen to and learn! You must be logged onto the hub to see/hear these.
Marlene Brajak: https://www.surreyschools.ca/artseducation/projects/Pages/marlenebrajak.aspx
Robin Genthon : https://www.surreyschools.ca/artseducation/projects/Pages/robingenthon.aspx
English Language Arts/Science
- Select a book for the whole school to read. Wild Berries by Julie Flett is a great choice. Teachers at MJ Shannon did this activity last year. The grade 6/7 students did a number of plant walks at Hawthorn Park throughout the year. They documented the kinds of plants that were found in the park and researched them. They then made information posters about the plants and hung them in the park for National Indigenous Peoples day. Classes read Wild Berries and then explored the park looking for the posters students had made.
To modify this slightly, students could use First Voices to look up the Indigenous words for salmon berry, cedar, blackberry, salal, and other plants. On their poster they could include a QR code that says the word.
- Select various Indigenous titles for school wide read aloud activities.
- Get a copy of the book, Let's Play Waltes and play this game with students. Click here to go to our math page to download a copy of this lesson plan.
- Play Slahal . - click on the link to learn how to play the game.
- Make a beaded turtle and relate it to 'Turtle Island' - what Indigenous Peoples call North American
The following links relate to National Indigenous Peoples Day
- What does National Indigenous Peoples Day mean to you?
- I Am Indigenous - blog and videos