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Teacher Guide for A Girl Called Echo

Learning About the History and Culture of the Métis Nation in Grades 7–8

Expected to ship: 2021-11-22

Table of contents

Contents

Introduction Lesson: Who are the Métis People?

  • Who are the Métis People? – Article
  • Mini-Research Project

A Girl Called Echo Volume 1: Pemmican Wars

  • Pre-reading Activity
  • The Métis Buffalo Hunt – Article
  • The Victory at Frog Plains – Article
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Mini-Project: Echo’s Playlist

A Girl Called Echo Volume 2: Red River Resistance

  • Pre-Reading Activity
  • Red River Resistance – Article
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Mini-Project: Echo’s Character Sketch

A Girl Called Echo Volume 3: Northwest Resistance

  • Pre-reading Activity
  • Northwest Resistance – Article
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Mini Project: Echo’s Journal

A Girl Called Echo Volume 4: Road Allowance Era

  • Pre-reading Activity
  • Rooster Town – Article
  • Comprehension Questions
  • A Girl Called Echo Final Project

Explore the history and culture of the Métis Nation with your students using the A Girl Called Echo series and this accompanying teacher guide.

Description

The A Girl Called Echo series tells the story of Métis teenager Echo Desjardins, who is struggling to adjust to a new school and a new home while in foster care. Readers follow Echo as she travels through time and experiences pivotal events from Métis history, gains new perspectives about where she came from, and imagines what the future might hold.

Written by Anishinaabe educator Reuben Boulette, the Teacher Guide for A Girl Called Echo includes

  • lesson plans specific to each book in the A Girl Called Echo series
  • original articles outlining the history of the Métis Nation and their fight for sovereignty
  • in-depth reading activities that engage students’ critical thinking skills
  • activities that introduce students to the critical study of graphic novels and sequential art

This teacher guide will engage students’ understanding of Métis history and culture and encourage reflection on the importance of learning Indigenous histories.