Medicine Wheel

Grades 6-9 Lesson 1: Medicine Wheel

Grades 6-9 Lesson 1: Medicine Wheel

“Water finds significance in the lives of First Nations people on personal, community, clan, national, and spiritual levels. Water is understood as a living force which must be protected and nurtured; it is not a commodity to be bought and sold.” - Unknown
All around Turtle Island (North America), the Medicine Wheel has been used as a teaching tool for many Indigenous Nations. Medicine Wheels consist of many different aspects that connect humans and all living things to the Earth.

K-2 Lesson 1: Medicine Wheel

K-2 Lesson 1: Medicine Wheel

“Water finds significance in the lives of First Nations people on personal, community, clan, national, and spiritual levels. Water is understood as a living force which must be protected and nurtured; it is not a commodity to be bought and sold”. -  Deborah McGregor (water protector from Ontario)

Grade Seven Thematic Unit: Unit Scope and Introduction

Grade Seven Thematic Unit: Unit Scope and Introduction

The 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. Water is extremely important as all forms of life are unable to exist without water.

Grade Seven Thematic Unit Part 2: Medicine Wheel Teachings

Grade Seven Thematic Unit Part 2: Medicine Wheel Teachings

Students will be provided with a handout regarding the Medicine Wheel and its teachings.Students will be able to do a variety of large and small group activities discussing the teachings of the Medicine Wheel.