Teacher's Guide for Pisim Finds Her Miskanaw New Edition, Updated & Revised By Connie Wyatt Anderson, Renée GillisContributions by Margaret Dumas, and Doris Wolf Imprint: Portage & Main Press Categories: Education, Language Arts, Arts & Humanities, Social Science, Elementary, Multicultural Education Show edition details Ebook (PDF) : 9781553795438, 126 pages, August 2021 Ebook (PDF) $0.00 View Table of Contents Share: Table of contents ContentsForeword The Story Behind the Story Who are the Rocky Cree? Where does Pīsim’s Story Take Place? Six Seasons of Rocky Cree Using the Teacher Guide Modules and Suggested Learning Activities Indigenous Pedagogy Revitalizing the Rocky Cree Language Pīsim Finds Her Miskanaw Picture Book App Maps Foreword Blackline Masters and Teacher Resources Module 1: Maci pimahamīyin kī miskanaw (Starting Your Path): Introducing the Book Placing the Book in Context Discovering Picture Book Design Introducing the Characters Introducing the Big Ideas Creating a Miskanaw Journal Gathering a Bundle Module 1 Blackline Masters and Teacher Resources Module 2: Otīnawāsōwin: Gift of Bringing Life into the World What’s in a Name? What Is a Midwife? Atamiskakiwin – Becoming a Midwife Minisiwin – Family A Celebration of a Rite of Passage Module 2 Blackline Masters and Teacher Resources Module 3: Miskanaw or Life Journey Nīhīthow and the Life Journey Living With the Cycle of the Seasons Observing the Weather The 13 Moons of the Rocky Cree Examining Traditional Rocky Cree Culture Preparation for a Journey Module 3 Blackline Masters and Teacher Resources Module 4: Wawanaskiwin: Orienteering Oneself with the Land The People Were Healthy and Strong Water: The Lifeline of the Rocky Cree Archaeology: Telling the Story with Artifacts Tools As Simple Machines Toponymy: The Naming of Places Building a Shelter Travel Markers: Finding Your Way Module 4 Blackline Masters and Teacher Resources Module 5: Acimowina: The Power of Storytelling Oral Tradition and Storytelling Oral Tradition and Song Imagination: Bringing the Story to Life Types of Stories Module 5 Blackline Masters and Teacher Resources Appendix Curriculum Connections Description Pīsim Finds Her Miskanaw provides groundbreaking historical information about the culture and language of the Rocky Cree people around present-day South Indian Lake, Manitoba. The Teacher’s Guide for Pīsim Finds Her Miskanaw focusses on midwifery, Miskanaw, journey making, and storytelling. The lessons and activities in the guide support the learning outcomes included in Manitoba curriculum documents. The guide emphasizes the origins of First Peoples, their connections to the land, their culture, types of leadership, the value of oral culture, and the forms of interaction before and during early contact with Europeans.