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