Operation Water Spirit Curriculum Connections

Operation Water Spirit Curriculum Connections

Alberta Grade Five English Language Arts 1.1: Discover and Explore - Express ideas and develop understanding, 1.2: Clarify and Extend - Consider others' ideas - Combine ideas - Extend understanding, 2.2: Respond to Texts - Construct meaning from text - Appreciate the artistry of texts

Nursery/Preschool/Kindergarten Thematic Unit: Unit Scope and Introduction

Nursery/Preschool/Kindergarten Thematic Unit: Unit Scope and Introduction

he purpose of this unit is to provide young students with an opportunity to learn about water and how it is viewed from an Aboriginal perspective. Water is a sacred element.

Nursery/Preschool/Kindergarten Thematic Unit Day 2: Water is In Us and All Around Us

Nursery/Preschool/Kindergarten Thematic Unit Day 2: Water is In Us and All Around Us

Talk to the children about the phrase, “Water is in us and all around us,” and ask them to think about what that means. Remind them that yesterday (or the previous lesson on water) they were asked to look around their house and see how water is used (cooking, washing, flush toilet, brush teeth).

Grade Two Thematic Unit: Unit Scope and Introduction

Grade Two Thematic Unit: Unit Scope and Introduction

he purpose of this unit is to provide students with an opportunity to learn about water and how it is viewed from an Aboriginal perspective. Water is one of the four sacred elements; the other three are Earth, Wind, and Fire.

Grade Two Thematic Unit Part 3: Importance of Water to Self, Health, Community and Culture

Grade Two Thematic Unit Part 3: Importance of Water to Self, Health, Community and Culture

Students will learn about extended families and the role they play within an Aboriginal community. As discussed in previous lessons, family or kinship ties set the limits of an individual's rights and responsibilities within the indigenous community.

Grade Two Thematic Unit: Additional Activities and Resources

Grade Two Thematic Unit: Additional Activities and Resources

Partner with a school in a different territory, if you are in the city find a school in a First Nation community or vice-versa. Undergo this unit simultaneously, e-mail www.safewater.org 41 Operation Water Spirit Grade Two updates to the partnered school. You can also visit each other’s communities to look at how water is dealt with in each community.

Grade Five Thematic Unit: Unit Scope and Introduction

Grade Five Thematic Unit: Unit Scope and Introduction

he purpose of this unit is to provide students with an opportunity to learn about water and how it is viewed from an Aboriginal perspective. Water is a sacred element.

Grade Five Thematic Unit Part 2: Tribal Affiliations and Water Transportation

Grade Five Thematic Unit Part 2: Tribal Affiliations and Water Transportation

Watercrafts have long played a vital role in the cultures of most First Peoples in Canada. Indian and Inuit boat builders have produced many varieties of wooden dugout, bark canoe and skin boat, each designed for specific purposes and particular conditions

Grade Five Thematic Unit Part 3: Contemporary Water issues in Aboriginal Communities

Grade Five Thematic Unit Part 3: Contemporary Water issues in Aboriginal Communities

Students will be made aware of the dual jurisdiction of provincial and federal governments regarding safe drinking water on First Nations.Students will be able to read material and discuss that material with classmates regarding safe drinking water in First Nation communities.

Grade Five Thematic Unit Part 4: Water Spirit- Water is in us and all around us

Grade Five Thematic Unit Part 4: Water Spirit- Water is in us and all around us

Water is a life-sustaining liquid. Water is an essential element of life because without it, everything dies. Because water is sacred, it should not be contaminated and polluted.