Earlier this month, Silverdale Elementary students and staff engaged in some powerful interactive learning.
Indigenous Mentor Teacher, Peggy Janicki, a BCTF facilitator, was able to bring Canadian Geographic’s Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map to Mission. This 11m x 8m Giant Floor Map is a resource to help understand the ‘past, present and future of Indigenous Peoples in Canada’ (Source: Canadian Geographic).
Silverdale’s Teacher Librarian, Angela Bout, along with Peggy and Jennifer Lane from Curriculum, collaborated with teachers to plan activities for every class. They were joined by Halq’eméylem Cultural Worker, Pipte, and Aboriginal Liaison worker, Joe Kelly to bring about this learning for the entire school. This initiative provided opportunities for students and staff to view Canada, and the Indigenous peoples of Canada through a new interactive lens.
Please see the resources below that outline this powerful work. Contact Peggy Janicki and Shannon Bowsfield if you are interested in bringing the giant floor map to your school.
Click on the image below for a slideshow that demonstrates the collaborative process of planning the learning opportunities.
- Click here to see the day plan of activities at Silverdale Elementary School.
- Additional Resource: Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map (Canadian Geographic website)
- Featured article in Mission City Record