The treaty education lesson our group planned incorporated Wellness 10 as we are all Health majors. We did have to adjust the lesson a little to incorporate the Treaty outcomes and indicators so they would match the health outcomes. In fact, the only outcome we could match our Wellness 10 outcome with was a grade 12 Treaty outcome and indicator. I find this extremely problematic as a future teacher.
Why has the Ministry of Education not looked at this and incorporated it so that it can at least combined into the same grade? As our discussion in class posed the question as to why the Ministry hasn’t added the Treaty outcomes and indicators and the treaty essential learnings into the curriculum. Having a separate document on the issue makes no sense. (At least to me it doesn’t). If we are mandated to teach treaty education, which I 100% agree with, then it needs to be combined into one document in the Saskatchewan curriculum. In my opinion having two separate documents only continues to promote separate issues.
The feedback we received for our lesson was to provide questions that would guide the students in their learning about the medicine wheel. I think it would be important to incorporate these questions for every area in the medicine wheel. This would enhance their learning of each area of the medicine wheel and hopefully allow them to look back and view that learning as a whole picture.
I believe that treaty education needs to be in the schools. I sympathize with fellow classmates that are specializing in music, biology, and other subject areas that make it near impossible to incorporate this mandated teaching. Some of the English majors wonder how to incorporate treaty education into Macbeth. I have been out of school quite a bit longer than most in the class and I had no idea they were still teaching Shakespeare in English!!! How in the world do you incorporate treaty education in a lesson/unit on Shakespeare? I am open to all and any ideas. I just wonder how much extra work teachers are expected to accomplish when the directions they are given has no clear guidance.