English First Peoples 11
English First Peoples: Literary Studies and Writing 11
First Peoples literature plays a role within the process of Reconciliation
People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives
The exploration of text deepens understanding of one’s identity, others, and the world
Texts are socially, culturally, geographically, and historically constructed
Self-representation through authentic First Peoples text is a means to foster justice.
English First Peoples Literary Studies and Writing 11 is designed for students who are interested in studying First Peoples literature and using writing for self-expression and communication in a variety of contexts. Students delve deeply into First Peoples oral and written literature in a range of media to explore various themes, authors, and topics. This provides a foundation for them to think critically and creatively as they continue to explore, extend, and strengthen their own writing.
Where does this course fit?
- Prerequisites: Any English Studies 10 course.
- Graduation Status: This course counts towards graduation as a Language Arts 11 course, and in addition includes the Indigenous content necessary for graduation.
- You will be reading Richard Wagamese’s novel Indian Horse. Please borrow it from our VLN library or at your local library.
First People’s perspective
Cultural appropriation and authenticity and an exploration of stereotypes
Indigenous art and culture
Indigenous perspectives in art and culture and contemporary Indigenous cultural revival.
Novel study , Indian Horse
A study of Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse, and its implications, requiring a literary essay on the novel
Exploring Indigenous poetry
Learning from poet Lee Maracle, and using figurative language in poetry.
Short fiction: Exploring the Trickster
The Trickster archetype and two Trickster stories
Personal identity and reconciliation
Personal identity and reconciliation, national truth and reconciliation, personal reflection
Assessment Percentage Breakdown
Percentage of the Course
You have up to a year to complete your course.