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This thought starter activity provides an opportunity to open the discussion regarding Indigenous communities' roles in developing climate resilience. Students make predictions, discuss statements and use clues from the article to guide their thinking. They select one statement that best captures the main idea of the article. To conclude the activity, students suggest what important roles Indigenous communities can play in helping create climate resiliency.
These materials were created with guidance from Indigenous educators, subject matter experts and thought leaders to help draw upon important teachings, learnings, and Indigenous perspectives.
Throughout the activity, teachers can consider how well students:
This activity provides an excellent starting point to open the discussion about Indigenous Peoples' perspectives and knowledge as sources of valuable information in climate resilience. The resource supports Science outcomes related to Earth and its Climate and applying First Peoples' perspectives and knowledge as sources of information. To enhance the learning, invite an Indigenous Elder or Knowledge Keeper to speak to the class about their connection to the land and the effects of climate change they have seen. Students could research more about the impacts of climate change on Indigenous Peoples in their community.
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