The Writing Challenge is a great tool to use in the classroom – use it as a class project, an alternative assignment for an English class or an extra credit assignment! It fits in well with curricula in both English and Social Studies. We find that Aboriginal students are excited about writing and become engaged in the material because it’s about them.
The Aboriginal Writing Challenge Teacher’s Guide provides interactive classroom activities that aid in the research and creative process, as well as encourage critical thinking.
Consult the Curriculum Correlation to find out how this programme fits in with provincial Social Science curricula across the country. The Aboriginal Writing Challenge is also a great activity for English, Creative Writing and many other classes!
Students can use the Six Steps to Writing Historical Fiction for tips on researching and creating a work of historical fiction.
Students can explore a list of Alternative Writing Styles for inspiration.
This Aboriginal Peoples guide is designed to complement The Historica-Dominion Institute’s War of 1812 guide and themed guides by offering an in-depth discussion of the role of Aboriginal communities in this significant conflict. This guide is made possible with generous support from the Government of Canada.