Every time we find great resources, we feel that it is vital to share them with you. Well, in preparing a lesson on the settlement of the North West Territories for Grade 8 History, we came across a video that provides a fantastic visual to deepen students’ understanding of how First Nations people were forced to adapt to the changes that were brought forth by European Settlement. The video is a slide show presentation which demonstrates how the assimilation process imposed upon the First Nations people left a contentious mark on the history of North America. Furthermore, the slide show is correlated with the song “Don’t Drink the Water” by Dave Matthews Band. The lyrics help students critically analyze the historical context.
Please preview the slide show, as there are several images that are quite graphic in content.