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English First Peoples 12

English First Peoples 12 Course Overview

Big Ideas

The exploration of text and story deepens understanding of one’s identity, others, and the world.

Oral and other texts are socially, culturally, geographically, and historically constructed.

Voice is powerful and evocative.

First Peoples texts and stories provide insight into key aspects of Canada’s past, present, and future.

Self-representation through authentic First Peoples text is a means to foster justice.

First Peoples voices and texts play a role within the process
of Reconciliation.



English First Peoples 12 focuses on the novel April Raintree (2016), as well as First Peoples poetry, short stories and folk-tales.

Where Does This Course Fit?

  • Prerequisite:  Completion of any Grade 11 English Language Arts course
  • Graduation Status: One of the Grade 12 English Language Arts options required for graduation

Course Materials

  • All materials for this course can be found online.
  • A paperback copy of the course novel is available in VLN book room.

Brief Outline




Novel Study: April Raintree (2016)


First Peoples Poetry


First Peoples Short Stories


First Peoples Folk-tales

Assessment Percentage Breakdown

Assessment Type

Percentage of the Course



Midterm exam


Final exam


You have up to a year to complete your course.

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