English First Peoples: Literary Studies 10

Ministry code: EFLS10 – 2 credits (Indigenous focused and English 10 credits.) View the complete competencies here.

This is a two-credit course that meets half of the required four credits for English 10 and Indigenous focused coursework. This course asks students to express themselves creatively, practice close reading, and to work with their teacher to develop a student directed inquiry project.

EFP Literary Studies 10 is designed for students who are interested in exploring First Peoples literature in a variety of contexts, genres, and media.  This area of choice provides students with opportunities to explore personal and cultural identities, histories, stories, and connections to land/place.  This course is grounded in the understanding of how texts are historically and culturally constructed. Students will work broaden their understanding of themselves and the world.

Course Outline

Introductory Activities

In the Introductory Module you will learn about plagiarism, look at Indigenous protocols, land acknowledgements and traditional territories, do a grammar lesson on apostrophes and capitalization, and introduce yourself to your teacher.

Assessment is 2 quizzes and a formal introduction. 

Unit 1 Connections

Unit 1 has 3 sections. In Section 1, you will learn how to use descriptive language in your writing. In Section 2, you will learn how to write a formal literary response paragraph. In Section 3, you will explore coming up with your own extended metaphor 

Unit 2: Stories

Unit 2 has 3 Sections. Section 1 you will explore how to tell a good story. In Section 2, you will explore the elements that go into telling a good story. In Section 3, you will explore traditional creation stories both from Canada, and around the world. 

Unit 3: Novel Study

For Unit 3, you will choose your own novel by an Indigenous author to study. 

Final Project – Persuasive Podcast

For your final project for EFP Literary Studies 10, you will plan and record your own short podcast on a social justice issue of your choosing. You will learn about ways to persuade your audience such as Ethos, Pathos and Logos.


  • Introductory Activities – 10%
  • Unit 1 – 30%
  • Unit 2 – 30%
  • Novel Study – 20%
  • Final Project – 10%

Assessment is based on Learning Journals, quizzes, assignments and projects.

BC Performance Standards