Science Ideas for Secondary
Newer resources in ARC
- Nuucaanut Ocean Knowledge Cards (highlight 36 species of sea life found along Vancouver Island's west coast. The cards show the ways the nuucaanut harvested resources from the sea.
- This article connects Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and the building of a traditional canoe. It's a great read.
- Science First Peoples Teacher Guide. This new resource is free and is developed by the First Nations Education Steering committee.
- Great Bear Sea grade 11/12 Environmental Science Curriculum. This curriculum is free. It includes film clips relating to specific content in 5 science lesson
- Suggestions for Science/FN Inquiry Boxes - this is a document that contains a list of suggested materials for inquiry boxes. Inquiry boxes are intended to peak student interest. The boxes relate to specific themes related to Indigenous Knowledge.
- This is an interesting read. It is a paper presented at a conference. "Not One Single Berry, Indigenous Knowledge and Environmental Change in BC."
- Royal BC Museum Handbook, Food Plants of the Coastal First Peoples by Nancy Turner
- Edible and Medicinal Flora of the West Coast - British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest by Collin Varner
- Pacific Northwest Plant Knowledge Cards
- Saanich Enthobotany
- Ancient Pathways by Nancy Turner Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
- First Nations Science & Ethnobotany unit, K-10 : shared learnings in action
- The Tree Book - this is a great resource to learn how to identify different trees in BC.
- Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Wisdom of Aboriginal Peoples - an excellent article!
- FNESC has just released their new Science First Peoples Teacher Resource Guide - Grades 5 - 9
- Ocean Literacy - although this is not an Indigenous resource, it connects easily to Indigenous perspectives.
- Archaeology of The Lower Fraser River Region - this is an amazing book that is online - chapters are in PDFs and free to download!
- The Elders Are Watching - Roy Henry Vickers. This video relates to environment. It is beautifully illustrated and narrated.
- Western Science meets Traditional Indigenous Knowledge - click here
- Exploring Inuit Culture - click here
- Climate Change Adaptation: - Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples Inhabiting the Arctic and Far North. Click here
- Video "Since Time Immemorial, How Indigenous Peoples are Reviving Traditional Stewardship"
- AMAZING videos related to the sacred relationship we have with water. Science teachers, here are some of the titles: sacred relationship, creation story, people of the land, eco despair, ceremony and identity, tea of life, rubber boots ... This is from www.sarcredrelation.ca Amazing sample lesson plan too!