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Living in a Good Way with Dogs: Our Stories is the only culturally-responsive resource about dogs and community developed by First Nations, for First Nations. The units are easy to integrate with the school curriculum while building knowledge and skills around living safely and kindly with dogs.
Features & Benefits for K-7 Teachers in First Nations schools:
- Flexible, expandable and easy to use – can use one lesson, one unit or multiple units
- All six units are included and available for free download
- Meets required curriculum goals
- Supports positive social and emotional development
- Relevant to the real lives of students
- Helps keep students safe and healthy around dogs
Download free dog stories and lesson plans today
Program Overview »
Intro to program with units at a glance
First Nations Education »
A short history of Aboriginal Education, explanation of principles of Culturally Responsive Aboriginal Education, and a wealth of information about First Nations learners and effective teaching methods
Audio Recordings l Our Stories »
Stories about dogs from Elaine Kicknosway, Lee Maracle, Willy Bruce, Captain George Leonard, Stanford Owl, Thomas Louttit, and Sky Commanda; also how to say dog, wolf, and puppy in a number of Indigenous languages
Elder/Role Model Cards »
Intended to be used as read-alouds when listening to the audio recordings is not practical
Poster Set »
Balance of Self (Units 1,2,4) » | All Dogs Need (Units 2, 3) » | The Elements of Life (Unit 3) » | What Are Our Dogs Saying? (Unit 4) » | First Nations Languages (Units 1, 6) » | Working Dogs (Unit 5) » | Path of Life (Unit 6) »
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