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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.

Core Concept
Paradigms

  • 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".

Core Concepts
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.


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