The Chief Dan George Story Kit (Grades 3 to 5)

Last updated on
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
Experience type: 
Outreach Boxes
Program Description

Through images and activities, students will explore the life and legacy of Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George. Themes include the significance of his acting career, activism, and his efforts to preserve local indigenous traditions. The kit includes lesson plans which encourage discussion and critical thinking.

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Big Ideas
  • Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory.
  • Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.
  • Interactions between First Peoples and Europeans lead to conflict and cooperation, which continues to shape Canada’s identity.
  • Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.
  • COVID Precautions
    Teachers are asked to wear a mask and practice physical distancing when picking up and returning kits. Appointments are required for both pick up and drop off times. Kits will be isolated for a minimum of 3 days after they are returned. Only credit payment or cheques are being accepted at this time.
    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    3, 4, 5
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Adult Groups, ESL, Guides, Homeschool, Other, Scouts
    Packages Provided: 
    Both Pre-Visit and Post-Visit Packages
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    Program fee is $30 for 2 week loan period and a refundable $50 damage deposit.

    Additional Notes

    2-week loan period. Kit can be picked up at the Community History Centre (3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver).