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(Grade 6: Social Studies) “Protest Song” – Article: Idle No More A Growing Movement

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AN ACTIVITY FOR GRADE 6

Article: Idle No More A Growing Movement
By Joyce Grant

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Activity: Protest Song
By Jonathan Tilly
1. “The Idle No More movement is a peaceful protest created by the people, with no specific leader.”
2. Imagine yourself as a part of the movement. Create a song to be sung at the rallies that will bring awareness to important issues and encourage change. Refer to first nations history to make your song that much more powerful.

Curriculum Connection
Identify some present-day issues concerning First Nation peoples that relate to results of early contact (land claims); (OME, Social Studies: Grade 6).