NDA3M Current Aboriginal Issues in Canada – Grade 11 (University/College)
PREREQUISITE: Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, Grade 10, Open or Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
GRADE: 11 (University/College)
AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online
THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: Native Studies
NDA3M online focuses on existing and emerging issues of importance to Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Students will investigate issues related to identity, relationships among Aboriginal peoples and between Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians, sovereignty principles as presented by Aboriginal peoples, and the contemporary challenges posed by these issues. In NDA3M online, students will also examine such topics as language preservation, the responsibilities of Aboriginal women and men, and the need for dialogue between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.
- In this unit, students will learn about the issues around the fluidity of terms relating to Indigenous Peoples in different contexts. Students will cover aspects that make up Indigenous identities, i.e.: geographic location, spirituality, worldview, governance, etc. Students will also play close attention to the efforts of Indigenous Peoples globally to assert their rights and visibility as distinct peoples.
- In this unit, students will build upon their understanding of Indigenous identities and extend into discussion and analysis of the traditional FNMI governance structures and how that changed after Confederation. students will examine the Indian Act and how it changed relationships between First Nations and the government. Students will then end with a study of treaties and how they work across the country, the reestablishment of FNMI identity in the late 20th century and current governance structures used within FNMI communities, with a special emphasis on the formation and management of Nunavut.
- In this unit, students will explore the variety of relationships that are encountered within FNMI populations. Students will start with an exploration of traditional and historical FNMI relationships with the land and themselves. They will then transition to explore initial relationship development between FNMI and non-FNMI populations and their effects on FNMI populations. Students will examine how these relationships have changed over time, exploring historical and social events that have modified and even improved intercultural relationships and the effects of these changes to create the situation currently experienced in Canada.
- In this unit, students will cover the issues facing Indigenous Peoples globally taking into consideration common struggles and also unique circumstances. Students will engage in researching key events and moments where Indigenous Peoples have faced challenges with resiliency and resolve.
- This project is one of the final evaluations of NDA3M online. This project will require students to use the knowledge they gained throughout the course. This project will be worth 10% of the final grade.
FINAL EXAMProctored Exam
- This exam is the final evaluation of NDA3M online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours. There are three options for taking the exam:
- WRITE EXAM AT BLYTH ACADEMY CAMPUS: If you live close to a Blyth Academy Campus, or if you attend a Blyth Academy Campus, you can take your exam there. Once inside the exam scheduling interface, please click Login/Create Account. Check for an available time and date at the campus of your choosing. The earliest available date will be open within the next 3-5 business days. You cannot book an exam in more than one campus or multiple times at the same campus. You will receive an automatic confirmation email with next steps and exam information. You can cancel and reschedule anytime using the same link.
- ARRANGE YOUR OWN PROCTOR: If you want to arrange a proctor yourself, you can do that. The proctor will need to be approved by us and will need to supervise the exam at his or her place of work, or at a public place such as a library. Some libraries and study centres offer this service themselves. The proctor must be approved by us and must be a working professional (eg teacher, doctor, businessperson, and must provide a work email address for correspondence (no Gmail, Hotmail, etc.). Please note that the final exam cannot be proctored by a family member or by a tutor for that specific subject. Once inside the exam scheduling interface, please click Login/Create Account. Select Arranging My Own Proctor and proceed to schedule your exam.
- USE EXAMITY PROCTORING SERVICE: For a fee of 22 USD*, students can arrange to take their exam in the comfort of their own home, at any time, on any day. Please select Examity Exam in the exam section of your course to set up your Examity profile and schedule your exam. Exams must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. *Price is subject to change.
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