Different Perspectives: The Seven Oaks Incident
Saskatchewan Curriculum Objectives
Grade 12 Objectives (History 30)
Unit 1: Relationships: People and Paradigms
Foundational Objective 1
Know that a worldview is a comprehensive viewpoint that explains the nature of reality, creates expectations, and provides meaning and purpose for people's lives.
Know that the Europeans operated with a set of paradigms, concerning sovereignty, property, and equality of peoples and societies, that differed greatly from the paradigms of the First Nations.
Know that these paradigms influenced the perceptions and actions of both individuals and groups within European and First Nations societies.
Foundational Objective 2
Know that every society will evolve assumptions and practices that surround the key societal relationship between the peoples and the "land".
Know that First Nations assumptions about ownership of the land did not mirror those held by the colonizing Europeans.
Know that the Europeans viewed North America as being a vast reservoir of resources to be utilized by those willing to extend the effort and expend the costs of acquiring those resources.