Bringing Métis Children’s Literature to Life: Teacher Guidebook (Second Edition)

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Title: Bringing Métis Children’s Literature to Life: Teacher Guidebook (Second Edition)
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.

The second edition of the guidebook has a revamped theme structure and includes the new titles Métis Camp Circle, The Voyageurs: Forefathers of the Métis Nation, Road to La Prairie Ronde, The Métis Alphabet Colouring Book, Road Allowance Kitten: Broken Promises, Kohkom's Babushka, and The Big Tease: A Story of Eliza Delorme and her Cousin Édouard Beaupré, the Willow Bunch Giant.

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.

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Publisher: Gabriel Dumont Institute
Date: September 2, 2021
Type: Text Document
Format: .pdf
Identifier: BMCLL V2 - Sept 1 2021 for web.pdf
Language: English
Date of Copyright: September 2, 2021
GDI Media Filename: BMCLL V2 - July 2022.pdf

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