Social Studies. Week 5

This is one of my favourite lessons I have taught, math being the other.  I was tasked in this lesson to introduce the buffalo and its significance to First Nations people.  This was the first lesson that I have incorporated Treaty Education outcomes and indicators. Another first was a KWL chart.

We started the lesson with a picture of a buffalo and doing the K(what we know) and L(what we want to learn).  The students contributed great ideas.  We then read Honouring the Buffalo. Told by Ray Lavallee written by Judith Silverthorne,

We had an awesome discussion as we read the book, it was the best part of the lesson for me. I share more about this awesome experience in my week 5 blog Story Time. 

This is the PDP for this lesson.