Inquiring Into Indigneous Langauges
On this page you will find resources and curriculum connections to help you lead students through an inquiry unit on Indigenous languages and the importance of maintaining and revitalizing Indigenous languages, particularly Mi’kmaq. This project was inspired by the students of We’koqma’q Mi’kmaw School who made the following video. This video should be used to begin this unit.
What is Inquiry?
The Galileo Educational Network desscribes inquiry as “a dynamic process of being open to wonder and puzzlement and coming to know and understand the world. As such, it is a stance that pervades all aspects of life and is essential to the way in which knowledge is created. Inquiry is based on the belief that understanding is constructed in the process of people working and conversing together as they pose and solve the problems, make discoveries and rigorously testing the discoveries that arise in the course of shared activity.” (Link to galileo) Inquiry invites children to explore questions of interest to them related to a given topic. Through inquiry, students can cover a large numebr of curriculum outcomes through authentically exploring a topic of relevance to them.
A rubric from the Galileo Educational Network that can help you to guide your inquiry project with your students
Why inquire into Indigenous Langauges?
How do I connect to Curriculum?
- Language Inquiry: Grade 4 (coming soon)
- Language Inquiry: Grade 5 (coming soon)
- Language Inquiry: Grade 6 (coming soon)
- Language Inquiry: Grade 7 (coming soon)
- Language Inquiry: Grade 8 (coming soon)
Check out a Langauge video by Rankin School inspired by this project.