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Bringing Métis Children’s Literature to Life: Teacher Guidebook for GDI Publications

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Title: Bringing Métis Children’s Literature to Life: Teacher Guidebook for GDI Publications
Creator: Wilfred Burton
Subject: Métis, Lesson Plans, Education, Resource, Literature, GDI, Burton, Wilfred, Children, Guide
Description: Bringing Métis Children’s Literature to Life is a guidebook for teachers to support the children’s literature published by the Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI). The guidebook supports teaching about the Métis and utilize strategies that foster and promote literacy development (listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and representing).

The stories used in this guidebook are written and illustrated by Métis authors and illustrators.
Each story brings traditional and contemporary Métis culture to life. They honour the past
and present. Métis children often see themselves in these publications. Non-Métis students
will see and connect with the universal themes and relate them to their own lives while
learning about Métis culture. Most importantly, this resource is about engaging readers in the
history and traditions of Métis culture through literature.

Métis children’s literature is found in classrooms, and in school libraries and public libraries all
across Canada. Teachers use the books in various ways to bring awareness of the culture
and teach outcomes. However, teachers are not always an “insider” in the culture, and
often search for ideas on how to incorporate Métis content into their practice. There is a
desire by teachers to be more inclusive, but they may not know how. This resource assists
teachers in being culturally responsive while at the same time allowing them to teach
provincial outcomes.

If you are printing this resource, we recommend printing on one side only. This way, you will have room to make notes on the lessons to fit your particular class.

To download this resource, right-click the link above and select "Save Link As" or "Save Target As", and then select the folder on your computer where you would like to save the file.
Publisher: Gabriel Dumont Institute
Date: September 11, 2013
Type: Text Document
Format: .pdf
Identifier: Teacher Guide - GDI Resources September 11 2013.pdf
Language: English
Date of Copyright: September 11, 2013
GDI Media Filename: Teacher Guide - GDI Resources October 3 2013.pdf

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