Chapter 6 Lesson 2

Learning Goals:
• To demonstrate an understanding of the cultural practices of Indigenous peoples (relationships) • To identify aspects of cultural identity related to specific Indigenous peoples (identity)



Assessment Focus


Ask the class to brainstorm and to identify some monsters and supernatural characters or forces in contemporary society

Observe and listen to students’ background knowledge


Divide the class in half and ask one half to read “Devotion” and the other half to read “Grandma and the Wendigo.” Have students work with a partner who read the story they did not read.
Each partner will take a turn retelling the story they read and answer the following guiding questions:
a) Who are the animal and/or monster characters in each story?
b) Whom do these characters represent? 
c) Describe how the behaviours and symbols of the characters strengthen Indigenous cultural identities (identity).
d) Identify examples that depict a spiritual and/or emotional link between Indigenous peoples and their traditional lands (relationships).

Explain how literature provides telling insights into the character and ways of a people (Identity–NBE3U)


Students write a poem about a character from one of the stories.

Edit and proofread to produce final drafts, using correctly the grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation conventions of standard Canadian English peoples (Writing– NBE3U)


Have students create a visual representation of a character from one of the stories.


Teacher Reflection

Teachers write their own poem and/or create a visual representation of a character from one of the stories.