Our Home and Native Land

Script to introduce the film

Dr. Wilbert Keon School in Chapeau, Canada features in the first of our Commonwealth Class: School stories, competition winning films.

In this film, the students focus on Native Canadian people and their own local Anishnabe (Algonquin) heritage.

They also take part in a Drum Circle, meet a medicine woman and visit Oiseau rock where they learn about the aboriginal paintings there.

Dr. Wilbert Keon School is located in Chapeau, a village in the Canadian province of Quebec, located along the Ottawa River.

Commonwealth Class: Our Home and Native Land

Show the film and use the discussion prompts afterwards. Email commonwealthclass@bbc.co.uk if you would like to download a copy of this film.

What are the benefits of outdoor education?

Do you take part in outdoor education in your school?

Why do you think respect is so important in the Drum Circle?

How much do you know about the indigenous people in Commonwealth countries?

Do you have indigenous people in your country?

The aboriginal paintings at Oiseau rock are covered in graffiti, how important is it to respect areas like this?

How can we protect our heritage?

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