- What was human civilization like in North America prior to the arrival of Europeans?
- How did traditional Yukon First Nations cultures regulate human relationships with each other and with the environment?
- How did colonization affect indigenous people?
- How are stereotypes and racist ideas formed, and why are they important?
- What have Yukon First Nations people done to make things better for themselves and their children?
- How can you contribute to the healthy growth of Yukon First Nations communities, and reconciliation between First Nations people and colonizers?
Curriculum Delivery Strategies
- This course is a hybrid of academic and hands-on/experiential instruction. Students will learn from artistic and land-based activities as well as guest visits, seminars, university-style lecture, and independent reading. Student assignments will include presentations, art projects, reflective writing, and essays. The goal is for every student to be equally able to succeed on a trapline and at college.
- Assignment descriptions, homework, resources, lecture notes, and student work (with permission) will be posted on the course website: misterwilkinson.com/fns12, accessible also through the FH Collins homework website.
- Respect Yourself
- Speak clearly and loudly when asked to do so. The world needs your voice.
- Get enough sleep, eat regular meals, exercise, and avoid drugs.
- Believe in your ability to succeed, and then act: do homework, study, ask for extra help, and hand in assignments.
- Respect Others
- Be considerate.
- Allow others to speak when it is their turn; do not interrupt them, even if you have something great to say.
- Respect Property
- Return all borrowed materials neatly to their place.
- Leave your space clean and tidy.
- Respect Learning
- Show up to class every day, on time, with all necessary materials: binder, textbook, pen/pencil.
- Keep your binder organized and paginated. I will be checking!
- Keep your devices off and away.
- Be ready to answer questions at all times.
- Proofread written work before handing it in.
- Identifying and critiquing different viewpoints.
- Crafting, defending, and deconstructing oral arguments.
- Writing to inform, reflect, and persuade.
Assessment & Evaluation
All marks (including homework records) will be made available 24/7 to students and parents at engrade.com.
- Final Exam: 20%
- Unit Tests: 20%
- Writing Assignments: 20%
- Artistic Assignments: 20%
- Journal Entries: 10%
- Respect & Professionalism: 10%