Lesson 2: The New Aboriginal Games
Share the above information with students in the form of an overhead, notes, or a handout. Reiterate the concept of culture and identity and its link with sport and recreation.
Show the video The North American Indigenous Games 1995. Available from ACCESS The Education Station. This is an approved Alberta Learning resource and is only available through ACCESS. Preview the video and develop an appropriate activity to lead the students through the concepts and organization of this resource.
Decide if you would like students to work individually or in small groups. Students will be responsible for creating a marketing package to promote the 2008 North American Indigenous Games in BC. The marketing package must include a poster, leaflet, bookmark, and short written essay. Information that must be included in the marketing package is:
Students may begin their research in the Student Zone section. They will also want to explore the Virtual Museum of Canada’s website:
Students will create a Venn Diagram or a chart that depicts the connection between traditional sport and recreation with Aboriginal culture and its link to developing individual and collective identity and a sense of nationalism.