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Senior Years: Grade 9 - 12

This page is the gateway to Grade 9 - 12 SS/NS resources that can be integrated into the provincial Social Studies curricula. They may consist of material with an Aboriginal focus or relevant new information not available in existing texts. The inclusion of culturally-sensitive materials is based on the belief that affirmation of one's culture and history can promote confidence and self-esteem, and lead ultimately to greater success in life. This is especially critical for Aboriginal students (defined here as Status and Non-Status Indians, Metis, and Inuit) within Frontier School Division.

Thus, one of the SS/NS Department's main roles is the creation/acquisition of materials with an Aboriginal focus. Not only can such materials have a positive impact on Aboriginal students, they can also help non-Aboriginal students become aware of and sensitive to Aboriginal concerns.

  • See Curricula Gr. 9-12, for grade-appropriate Senior Years student activities/lessons and teachers' guides, which include resources created by FSD and other sources. This section includes the Native Studies 31G: Manitoba's Aboriginal Peoples, which is a Frontier-created credit course for high school students.

    • New! The Remembrance Day section contains ideas for creating meaningful presentations for memorial services within the school as well as the community. This section includes a database of approximately 400 biographies of WWI Canadian soldiers, including many from Northern Manitoba.
    • New! Vimy 2017 contains a proposal for Frontier School Division to send student representatives to the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 2017.

  • See Digital Archives for an introduction to the FSD Photo Archive and documents that pertain to the history of Northern Manitoba. This section links to invaluable information and resources for Aboriginal studies, heritage, and family history projects.

  • See the Aboriginal Education section for general information including lists of books, CDROMs and other media pertaining to the teaching of Aboriginal cultures, history, and languages.

  • Occasionally we find SS/NS-related resources, information, and outside links that do not easily fit within the above sections. These can be found on the Other page.



Last updated: November 24, 2010



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