Tipi’s, longhouses and igloos oh my! The Grade 5 students were tasked with creating a showcase which demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of the different traditional and historical homes of the Aboriginal people of Canada. Each group designed, researched and created a display in order to educate the staff, student and parents of CIS.
Part of Alberta Educations plan of inclusivity, students are tasked with exploring and understanding vast cultures, people and stories that make up the texture and fabric of the world we live. Some of these stories and people include the First Nations, Metis and Inuit perspectives. Students had free choice when it came to the shelters they would research and build.
Many constructed their shelters from household or homemade items, but others also included the use of media and technology. Each group crafted, constructed and created magnificent and visually captivating shelters that not only include the outside, but also what the shelters would look like inside. In order to captivate audiences and be prepared for the barrage of staff and students, the Grade 5’s ensured they were well prepared, through research, stories, pictures and signage.
Project based learning is a key fundamental being utilized during the Grade 5 programming. This allows student interest, sparks creativity, ingenuity and a passion for learning. From the smiling faces, joy of interaction and the passion demonstrated from all those involved, the Grade 5’s displays were a complete success.