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Posted: September 19, 2019

             

             Bonar Law Memorial High School

           Indigenous Studies 120 Course Outline

                September – January, M-F 4th Period (12:50-1:50)

               Ms. Clair, Katrina.clair@nbed.nb.ca, 506 521 7160

Room 201

 

Course Description:

Indigenous Studies 120 provides students with the opportunity to learn about Wabanaki cultures, history and contributions prior to European contact, as well as to learn about the shameful legacy of colonization and the genocide which ensued. This course also seeks to explore contemporary expressions of Indigeneity.

Materials:

Journals, binders, highlighters, pens, dictionaries, pencils.

Assessment:

Reflective Journals, Note Taking and Active Listening ---- 20%

Class Presentations/ Research Projects (group)--- 20%

Learning portfolios with Self-Assessment or Interview---25%

Agents of Social Change/Reconciliation/Action Project -----35%

 

«  If assessments are missed due to absence, students will be expected to make up for them at a later date.   

 

Students will be assessed on their ability to meet the following curriculum outcomes: 

GCO 1 Students will apply their knowledge of worldview to understand Indigenous perspectives.

1.1 Students will use the seven elements of worldview to examine their own worldview.

1.2 Students will be able to identify biases.

1.3 Students will summarize the components of oral traditions.

1.4 Students will explore the significance of stories to Indigenous worldviews.

1.5 Students will describe the importance placed on interdependence within the natural world.

GCO 2 Students will investigate the history and culture of Wabanaki societies.

2.1 Students will identify and investigate traditional Wabanaki territories and their governance prior to European colonization.

2.2 Students will demonstrate an understanding of social relationships within Wabanaki societies and the importance of the roles of Elders.

2.3 Students will research aspects of the organization of Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqey, and Peskotomuhkati societies.

2.4 Students will examine the Wabanaki territories and how this has shaped social relationships and identity, and informed resource management and land stewardship.

GCO 3 Students will examine the relationship of Indigenous peoples to non-Indigenous peoples in New Brunswick and in Canada.

3.1 Students will examine the period of initial contact with Europeans.

3.2 Students will apply their understanding of the sacred treaty-making process to the Peace and Friendship Treaties made in agreement with Europeans.

3.3 Students will examine the intent of discriminatory legislation and the role of education to undermine family and social structure, and to destroy Indigenous languages and cultures through the Indian Residential Schools and by other means.

3.4 Students will examine experiences and policies pertaining to Indigenous peoples during periods of global conflict and evaluate impacts.

3.5 Students will analyze current Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations.

GCO 4Students will recognize the importance of Indigenous advocacy and act as allies for social change.

4.1 Students will investigate significant Indigenous lead movements for social change.

4.2 Students will describe the tools for systemic and societal change including the national inquiry process.

4.3 Students will identify local initiatives that are addressing systemic and social inequities in First Nation realities.

4.4 Students will take action in ways that reflect their learning and context.

 

 

Posted: September 4, 2019

NBVLC Introductory Mi'kmaw Language

Posted: September 4, 2019

Bonar Law Memorial High School 

Introductory Mi’kmaq Language Gr. 10 

Semester 1, 1st Period  8:40-9:40 a.m.  

Mr. Kenny Sock, kenny.sock@nbed.nb.ca  

Ms. Katrina Clair, Katrina.clair@nbed.nb.ca  

Room 201    

  

Through modules from the provincial Mi’kmaq language curriculum, students will practice speaking in class. This course is primarily an oral based course with minimal writing; however, students will be expected to reflect in a language learning journal once a week. Throughout the course, we will draw on multiple Mi’kmaq language learning tools which include flash cards, songs, videos, read-alouds, dictionaries, websites, apps, talking posters, etc. Students will also be expected to create a PowerPoint and use an audio recording program (i.e. Audacity) for their e-portfolio which is pre-requisite for intermediate Mi’kmaq language program.  Students will also be expected to audio record assignments for assessment purposes. Finally, short script writing and translations for a final course project may be required.       

Required Materials: 

Three ring binder, pencils, commitment to speak Mi’kmaq and language journal (notebook).   

Evaluation: 

Daily Oral in Class Discussions 20%   

Weekly Vocabulary and Phrases Recordings 20% 

Self-Assessment Interviews 10 % 

Language Learning Journal Entries 10 % 

E-Portfolio 10% 

Final Project 30%  

 

  • If you are absent, you will be expected to schedule a time with Mr. Sock and or Ms. Clair to make up for in class assignments.  

  • See late assignment policy on reverse.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 

BLMS late assignment policy: 

-    To get full marks, assignments need to be handed in by the assigned due date. 

-    For every date late, after the assignment due date, 10% will be deducted from the mark (up to a maximum of 40%).  Weekends count as one day. 

-    If a student is absent on a due date, a written excuse from a parent or guardian must be presented upon the student’s return, or the late-day deductions will apply. 

-    A student’s mark cannot be lower than 60% given that the student deserves a passing grade on the assignment to begin with.  Any work getting a mark of less than 60% will receive that grade. 

-    In order to be graded, all work must be handed in no later than 2 weeks after the given due date of the assignment.  Term marks are final. 

 

Bonar Law Memorial High School 

Course Outline- Evaluation 

Reading Workshop Gr. 9 

FALL 2019  

  

TEACHER INFORMATION                                                       COURSE INFORMATION  

Teachers: Ms. Clair                                                                  When: Monday to Friday  

Email: katrina.clair@nbed.nb.ca                                           Period 2 - 9:45AM to 10:45 AM   

Teacher: Ms. Walsh                                                                 Period 3 - 10:55AM to 11:55AM 

Email: ashley.walsh@nbed.ca                                                Location: 201  

                              

  

Course Description:  

Students will be encouraged through mini lessons, group activities, read-alouds, reflections, etc., to develop skills to improve reading comprehension using a wide variety of text.      

Material Required: 

 Three ring binder, plastic sleeves, pens (red and green), pencils, eraser, dictionary, highlighters,  

Evaluation: 

Assignments 25% 

Article of the Week 20% 

Student portfolio   25%  

Final project 30% 

 

Extra Help: 

If at any time a student is having difficulty, extra help is available upon a student’s request. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 

BLMS late assignment policy: 

-    To get full marks, assignments need to be handed in by the assigned due date. 

-    For every date late, after the assignment due date, 10% will be deducted from the mark (up to a maximum of 40%).  Weekends count as one day. 

-    If a student is absent on a due date, a written excuse from a parent or guardian must be presented upon the student’s return, or the late-day deductions will apply. 

-    A student’s mark cannot be lower than 60% given that the student deserves a passing grade on the assignment to begin with.  Any work getting a mark of less than 60% will receive that grade. 

-    In order to be graded, all work must be handed in no later than 2 weeks after the given due date of the assignment.  Term marks are final.