The First Nations, Métis and Inuit Growth Chart Literacy Prompts, Grades K-8 resource is a companion to the Growth Chart poster that highlights a variety of texts that include diverse worldviews, perspectives and presence of First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) experiences, histories, and knowledge. The purpose of this literacy resource is to continue to support members utilizing FNMI texts listed in the Growth Chart.
This resource includes prompt sheets organized by text and grade division. Each sheet includes seven “Literacy Prompts” to encourage digging deeper in thinking and expression and four “Enrichment Activities” that further promote knowledge building, understanding and dialogue. Specific curriculum connections were intentionally excluded from each prompt sheet as the texts could easily be applied to various subjects and/or grade divisions. Members are encouraged to add or modify this resource to better suit the needs of their students and instructional practice.
This free resource is available online and can be found on ETFO’s Spirit Horse webpage at http://spirithorse.ca/etfo-fnmi-growth-chart/
“What have you heard? An introduction to the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.”
This online brochure was designed to introduce ETFO members to First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) people, the legacy of Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples and the move to reconciliation by addressing common statements that exist in our society regarding FNMI people. The resource provides information on historical and current issues, Canada’s collective history and relationship with Indigenous peoples, and ideas on what educators can do. The content in the brochure is hyperlinked to websites that will provide members with more in-depth information on various topics.
The brochure can be found on ETFO’s Spirit Horse website at http://spirithorse.ca/fnmi-brochure/