English - Contemporary Aboriginal Voices - NBE3U
ILC Course Code: NBE3U-A
Grade 11, University Preparation, 1.0 credit
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills through the study of works in English by Aboriginal writers. Through the analysis of literary texts and media works, you will develop an appreciation of the wealth and complexity of Aboriginal writing. You will also conduct research and analyse the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationship between media forms and audiences. An important focus will be the further development of your understanding of English-language usage and conventions.
The credit earned for this course may be used to meet the Grade 11 English compulsory credit requirement.
Online submission of course work is required for this course using Microsoft Word © or OpenOffice Writer.
Unit 1: Identity - Part 1
Lesson 1 - Defining identity among First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples
Lesson 2 - The ways identity is shaped: A deeper exploration
Unit 2: Identity - Part 2
Lesson 3 - The historical and contemporary impacts of colonization on Indigenous peoples
Lesson 4 - Stereotypes and the media
Lesson 5 - Complex paths and identities
Unit 3: Relationships - Part 1
Lesson 6 - Indigenous storytelling and creation stories
Lesson 7 - The teachings within Indigenous stories
Lesson 8 - Disrupted histories and inherited legacies
Unit 4: Relationships - Part 2
Lesson 9 - Resilience and a return to the teachings
Lesson 10 - Looking back and finding the way forward
Unit 5: Sovereignty
Lesson 11 - Exploring sovereignty
Lesson 12 - What happened to sovereignty?
Lesson 13 - The buried truth: Land claims from Indigenous perspectives
Lesson 14 - Citizenship, identity, and current crossroads
Lesson 15 - The future of sovereignty
Unit 6: Reconciliation and the way forward - Part 1
Lesson 16 - Moving towards reconciliation
Lesson 17 - Honouring the truth
Unit 7: Reconciliation and the way forward - Part 2
Lesson 18 - The battle for justice
Lesson 19 - Working towards respect and peace
Lesson 20 - Reconciliation: A commitment now and for generations
This is the English version of the course.
This course is not currently available in French. Please check back often for new course releases.