Miss Klassen's 4-2 Social Studies Class is Learning about our First Nations Culture
Posted on March 26th, 2018
Miss Klassen's grade 4-2 Social Studies class is learning about our First Nations culture in Alberta. Today, we learned that the Indigenous People had a great deal of respect for everything they used to help them live. When they hunted, they would use they every part of the animal because to waste anything was a sign of disrespect to the Creator.
The Blackfoot People used buffalo hides to make their summer shelters (tipi). There are 3 areas on the tipi that were reserved for special drawings (top, middle, and bottom). Even the colours used had special meanings. Some of our tipis are a little "short" but we had a lot of fun decorating and making them. Once they were completed we took a group picture. To make it as authentic as possible, we set up our village in a circle and all our doors are facing east to meet the rising sun.
So much fun!