I Belong

Grade(s): Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1

Location: Musée Héritage Museum

Program Delivery: In Person and In School

I Belong introduces children to the Indigenous community. Sitting in a circle students have the opportunity to share their names as they introduce themselves in a traditional way. Sharing museum objects, listening to oral histories and creating a take-home craft, children learn about tradition. Participating in a drumming circle helps students think about how each one of us contributes to the communities we belong to.

 

Curriculum 

  • Belonging
  • Community 
  • Metis

 

Student Outcomes

  • Appreciate how the languages, traditions, celebrations and stories of their families, groups and communities contribute to their sense of identity and belonging 
  • Develops skills of historical thinking 

Teacher Feedback

I have done clay projects with you for as long as I can remember. Once again, everything was AMAZING! We have a new grade partner this year who had never been, and she absolutely loved it! The instructors are always excellent, They explain and guide the students in manageable chunks to make it easy for the kids to follow along. I love that you allow extra parents to come and assist. I especially like that the projects are always connected to the curriculum! Thanks again.

Bishop David MotiukGr 3, “Nunavut Kayaks” Clay Program

The Peru and Indigenous Peoples of Canada program perfectly connected Gr 3 Social Studies content with some Gr 4 Social Studies content. We had lots to talk about after.

Lynnwood SchoolGr 3/4, “Peru and the Aboriginal People of Canada” Museum program

The instructor was amazing. She engaged the students in the Métis culture. The activity was hands on and informative.

St. Edmund SchoolGr 4 “Metis Contemporary Beading” Gallery Indigenous In-School Program