BC First Peoples 12


This course meets the requirement for a Social Studies credit. Only one Social Studies credit is required for graduation.

This course focuses on the history, culture, art and political situation of BC’s First Peoples population.

Unit 1: Connections (there is no 1.3 assignment)

Module 1 explores the relationship between both traditional and contemporary First Nations people and the natural world, and how this relationship affected and continues to affect the culture.

  • Section 1 – World View
  • Section 2 – Oral Traditions
  • Section 3 – Language and the Land
  • Section 4 – Trade and Technology

Unit 2: Impact

Module 2 focuses on the effect of contact with Europeans and the colonization process on First Nations people

  • Section 1 – The Fur Trade Era
  • Section 2 – The Colonial Era
  • Section 3 – The Canada Period
  • Section 4 – Modern Canada

Unit 3: Cultural Expressions

Unit 3 explores various forms of cultural expression, including visual art, literature and storytelling.

  • Section 1 – Past and Present
  • Section 2 – Creation/Transformer Stories
  • Section 3 – Aboriginal Fiction, Poetry and Drama
  • Section 4 – Contemporary Media and Visual Arts

Unit 4:  Self-determination

Unit 4 focuses on First Peoples responses to colonization and Canadian government policies, Aboriginal identity, and the effort by many First Nations to achieve self-determination.

  • Section 1 – Aboriginal Identity and Community
  • Section 2 – Self-determination and the Treaty Process
  • Section 3 – Building Healthy Communities
  • Section 4 – Contemporary Economic Development

Assessment:

  • First Assignment – 10%
  • Quizzes, Assignments, Discussions, Projects – 70%
  • 4 Unit tests – 20%