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Native Studies

 

NAC1O Expressing Aboriginal Cultures, Grade 9 (Open)

This course examines Aboriginal cultures in Canada through an exploration of art forms – painting, sculpture, storytelling, dance, and music – created by Aboriginal artists. Students will learn to identify Aboriginal art forms and describe relationships between the art forms and Aboriginal traditions, philosophy, and culture. Students will also create their own art forms to express their understanding of Aboriginal identity, relationships, and sovereignty.

Note:  This course may be used to meet the compulsory credit requirement for the arts.
 

NBE3C English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11 (College)

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills through the study of works in English by Aboriginal writers. Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary and media works, and will develop an appreciation of the wealth and complexity of Aboriginal writing. Students will also write reports, correspondence, and persuasive essays, and analyse the relationship between media forms and audiences. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate voice and using business and technical language with precision and clarity. Please Note: The NBE3C counts as the Grade 11 compulsory English credit.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 10  Academic or Applied

 

NBE3E English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11 (Workplace) 

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills through the study of works in English by Aboriginal writers. Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary and media works, and will develop an appreciation of the wealth and complexity of Aboriginal writing. Students will also write explanations, letters, and reports, and will investigate the connections between media forms and audiences. An important focus will be on using language clearly, accurately, and effectively in a variety of contexts. Please Note: The NBE3E counts as the Grade 11 compulsory English credit.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic, Applied or Locally Developed

 

NBE3U English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11 (University)

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills through the study of works in English by Aboriginal writers. Through the analysis of literary texts and media works, students will develop an appreciation of the wealth and complexity of Aboriginal writing. Students will also conduct research and analyse the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationship between media forms and audiences. An important focus will be the further development of students’ understanding of English-language usage and conventions. Please Note: The NBE3U counts as the Grade 11 compulsory English credit.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic

 

 

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