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Day 8 – First Nations

Overview

Today, we’re going to…

  • watch a video about First Nations
  • read about and answer questions about First Nations Communities
  • Learn how to draw an eagle

Step 1: Video

Click on the link below and watch the video about First Nations.

Step 2: Reading Comprehension – Those Amazing Olympics

Once you have finished watching the video, its time to read an article about First Nations Communities and to answer some questions.
Print the documents located at the link below and work through the questions with your child.

CLICK TO VIEW FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES READING

CLICK TO VIEW FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES WORKSHEET

Have your child read the article to you, or take turns reading. To ensure understanding of the article, have them retell what they have read.  Next, review the questions and encourage your child to go back to the article to support his or her answers. Don’t forget to write complete sentences for answers! No cutting corners!

Print the following document to keep the answers on hand for easy reference. 

CLICK TO VIEW FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES ANSWERS

Step 3: Art and Creativity

Wow! You’re making great progress – you should be very proud of yourself 🙂

The eagle is considered a sacred and noble creature representing power and prestige to the First Nations people of the Northwest Coast. It symbolizes wisdom and has a special and direct connection to the creator.

Grab some paper and colouring supplies. Learn how to draw an eagle by watching the video below.