Boston Bar Indigenous Storytelling Unit – Grade 5

Defining StorytellingDiscuss Indigenous storytelling traditions.Create a rubric
Practice StorytellingWrite and perform own storyStorytelling rubric
Video/audio of StoryWatch video, pause and discuss elements of storytellingAnswer questions (This is a Sto:lo story – I am looking for a Nlaka’pamux story we can use)
Create an Origin StoryCreate the origin story for something they own or that belongs to their family.One criterion from storytelling rubric developed in activity 2
Read Story 2Read the Origin of the Basket 
Read Story 3Read two versions of the Beaver StoryCompare and contrast

Storytelling Unit Curricular Connections

A Man Eats His Sisters’ Berries – alternate reading