Cultural Respect: Europeans Meet Indigenous Peoples


Ages 9-14


How have the voices of people from past and present been heard in Canada?

Workshop Description:

Through embodied learning, students experience the values and perspectives of two different cultures, the Europeans and the Indigenous peoples, about 500 years ago. This dynamic, cross-curricular unit enables students to discover and develop an understanding of interrelationships within and between the natural environment and human communities. Through these experiences, students gain an understanding of stereotyping and values as well as deepen their definition of respect.

Participants will leave the workshop able to have students

  1. Become compassionate citizens

  2. Develop humility

  3. Promote appreciation of other cultures and values

  4. Collaborate meaningfully

  5. Be open minded when meeting others