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1 1 English 12 First Peoples Image by Paisley Town Photography, 2006

2 2 English 12 First Peoples Is the academic equivalent of English 12. Is open to ALL students. Invites students to engage with Aboriginal creative expression and enter the world of First Peoples provincially, nationally, and internationally.

3 3 How does English 12 First Peoples fit into graduation requirements? English 12 First Peoples fulfils the graduation requirement for students to earn four credits for Grade 12 English. Other courses that meet this requirement are English 12 and Communications 12. Students may earn credit for one, two, or all three of the Grade 12 English Language Arts courses. Any course beyond the first counts as an elective. Students may also take English Literature 12 for elective credit.

4 4 English 12 First Peoples Focuses on the experiences, values, beliefs, and lived realities of First Peoples in BC, in Canada, and around the world as evidenced in various forms of text – including oral story, speech, poetry, dramatic work, dance, song, film, and prose. Speaker and dancer images used with permission from the Gitxsan Wet’suwet’en Education Society.

5 5 Develop an understanding of Oral Tradition. Look at connections between worldviews amongst many First Peoples, through text. Experience texts through First Peoples‘ methods of teaching and learning. Examine local First Nations perspectives, through text. Students are given the opportunity to… Speaker and dancer images used with permission from the Gitxsan Wet’suwet’en Education Society.

6 6 Worldviews and Themes amongst many First Peoples

7 7 First Peoples‘ Methods of Teaching and Learning Experiential learning. For example, having students: internalize, memorize, & present oral texts internalize, memorize, & present oral texts create their own oral texts create their own oral texts engage directly with the local First Peoples community through field studies, interviews, and the involvement of guest speakers engage directly with the local First Peoples community through field studies, interviews, and the involvement of guest speakers

8 First Peoples Principles of Learning supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focussed on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions involves generational roles and responsibilities recognizes the role of indigenous knowledge is embedded in memory, history, and story involves patience and time requires exploration of one’s identity involves recognizing that some knowledge is sacred and only shared with permission and/or in certain situations

9 Students are given the opportunity to Learn through active participation. Learn through various teaching methods. Learn in both individual and group settings.

10 English 12 First Peoples Texts Novels and Biographies: Half Breed, Keeper ‘n Me, Monkey Beach Films: Hank Williams First Nation, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Smoke Signals, Whale Rider Plays: The Witch of Niagara, Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth, Smoke Signals Essays from The Truth About Stories Poems from Native Poetry in Canada: A Contemporary Anthology and An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English Short prose works from An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English

11 11 Instruction and Assessment Units Unit 1: Introduction to EFP12 Unit 2: The Oral Tradition Unit 3: Storytelling Unit 4: Lost People Unit 5: Residential Schools Unit 6: From the Heart – Poetry Unit 7: Drama Unit 8: Research Essay Unit 9: Identity Unit 10: Humour Unit 11: Trickster Unit 12: Métis Literature

12 Post Secondary Institutes 1.BCIT13. UNBC 2.NVIT14. TRU 3.SFU15. Langara 4.North Island College16. College of the Rockies 5.NWCC17. UBC 6.Douglas College18. VCC 7.Vancouver Island Univ.19. Okanagan College 8.Capilano University20. University of Fraser Valley 9.Kwantlen College21. UVIC 10.Camosun College22. Trinity Western 11.Justice Institute of BC 23. Northern Lights College 12.College of New Caledonia24. UBC - O

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14 14 Interested in Taking English 12 First Peoples? Select it on your course selection sheet! Ask your school counselor for more information. Take an English 12 First Peoples flyer home!


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