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Alberta Curriculum Objectives

Grade 11 (Aboriginal Studies 20)

THEME I: THE MÉTIS: CONFLICT AND CULTURAL CHANGE
GENERAL OUTCOME

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the Métis roles in the settlement of Western Canada.

SPECIFIC OUTCOMES
Students will:

1. demonstrate an understanding of the emergence of the Métis and how they evolved into a new Aboriginal culture in Canada:

  • examine how the culture of the Métis people emerged from the roles they played in the fur trade

  • evaluate and appreciate Métis people’s contributions

  • respond to the sensitivity of interrelated, interconnected and interdependent relationships by discussing “cultural mixing”

2. appreciate that conflict can arise among cultures because of differing political, economic and social perceptions and practices:

  • research and evaluate conflicts and cooperation between the Government of Canada and the emerging Métis Nation with respect to:
    • significance of the survey of the Red River settlement and the role of surveyors

3. demonstrate an understanding of Métis history in Manitoba and Saskatchewan:

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