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K-2 Lesson 3: Ceremonial Uses of Water

K-2 Lesson 3: Ceremonial Uses of Water

“Water is what sustains us. Water is what brings us into this world, and water is what keeps us in this physical world. And so it’s our life.” - Jan Longboat
To help students understand how and why water was and is used in First Nations ceremonies. Specific ceremonies that will be looked at are the women’s water ceremony, fasting, sweat lodge, and giving thanks.

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 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.

Grade Eleven Thematic Unit : Introduction

Grade Eleven Thematic Unit : Introduction

Students will be able to reflect upon the use and importance of water in Native American ceremonies and practices. Students will be able to understand that water and honouring water was an important part of First Nations' culture before and after European contact. Students will be able to research and present on various ceremonies and practices regarding water.

Grade Eleven Thematic Unit: Fasting and Sweat Lodge Ceremony Information

Grade Eleven Thematic Unit: Fasting and Sweat Lodge Ceremony Information

Fasting is a ceremony that has been practiced in many First Nation communities for thousands of years. In the past, the Elders of a community would provide the ceremonial setting and guide the faster in their quest to find their direction in life