The project activities were developed with a lens of Understanding by Design. Check out more information about the development process and terminology. Notes to the Teacher

The activities listed below are generic and can be applied to more than one task; however, they are framed in their adapted form specific to individual tasks.

Geographic Grounding

Using the Google Earth File and with Google Earth Installed, one can freely navigate the globe with intentions of investigating the Nisga'a related geography.

Support for navigating in Google Earth can be found
http://earth.google.com/userguide/v4/#navigating

Visual Essay



Annotated Video Clip



Present a Slideshow



Reader's Theatre

Reader’s Theater is a dramatic presentation of a written work in a script form. Readers read from a "script" and reading parts are divided among the readers. No memorization, costumes, blocking, or special lighting is needed. Presentations can easily be done in a classroom. Scripts are held by the readers, so lines are not memorized. The focus is on reading the text with expressive voices and gestures, making comprehending the text meaningful and fun for the student.


Using Graphic Organizers


Graphic Organizers for Note-Taking and Outlining:

Samples provided from SD #36 Developing Readers program binder –

1. Compare and Contrast Organizer (Venn Diagram)
2. Example Organizer
3. KWL
4. Shower of Stars
2. Two Column Notes



Teachers using this resource are encouraged to have students make use of graphic organizers they may already have used in Social Studies 11 and other programs.
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