BC First Nations Studies 12
The course may be taken as a grade 12 credit toward graduation or in place of Social Studies 11
as a required foundation course for high school graduation.
View the complete Learning Outcomes for this course: BC First Nations Studies 12 Integrated Resource Package (learning outcomes begin on page 18)
Module 1: Land and Relationships
Module 1 explores the relationship between both traditional and contemporary First Nations people and the natural world, and how this relationship affected the culture.
- First Assignment – Traditional Use of Natural Resources & The Natural World
- Section 1 – Traditional Education
- Section 2 – The Exchange
- Section 3 – Resource Use and Management
Module 2: Contact, Colonialism and Resistance
Module 2 focuses on the effect of contact with Europeans and the colonization process on First Nations people
- Section 1 – The Fur Trade
- Section 2 – Adapting to New Economies
- Section 3 – The Métis
- Section 4 - Government Policies and Aboriginal Response
- Section 5 – Residential Schools
Unit 3: Cultural Expressions
Unit 3 explores various forms of cultural expression, including visual art, literature and storytelling.
- Section 1 – The Oral Tradition
- Section 2 – Creation, Origin and Trickster Stories
- Section 3 – Literature by Aboriginal Authors
- Section 4 – Art Objects
Unit 4: Leadership and Self-determination
Unit 4 focuses on Aboriginal responses to colonization and Canadian government policies regarding Aboriginal people.
- Section 1 – Aboriginal Leadership
- Section 2 – Self-determination
- Section 3 – Systems of Governance
- First Assignment - 10%
- Assignments, projects, quizzes & discussions - 70%
- Unit tests - 20%