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Grades 9 – 12

First Nations Language & Culture

TthaNárɛltth’ɛr Our Dene Hero Worksheets Package and online flipbook.

The goal of the First Nations Languages Program (FNLP) is to revitalize, preserve, and promote First Nations languages and cultures. As such, MFNERC employs facilitators in all of the First Nations languages spoken in Manitoba – Cree, Ojibway, Dakota, Dene and Oji-Cree. The FNLP language facilitators also work directly with schools and First Nations to assist in creating immersion opportunities. Towards this end, language and culture activities, such as First Nations youth language and culture camps, have been developed for school use, as well as other activities at the community level.

Watch and learn with cousin duo Morley and Darrell Moore as they share their experiences and expertise in gill net fishing.

Join local Knowledge Keepers from the community of Pine Creek in the harvesting of medicines such as wihkes, sweetgrass, sage, as well as balsam and poplar bark or “kidney medicine.” Stanford and his family carry a rich history and knowledge of over 40 plants and medicines. They share about the preliminary and preparatory stages, protocols associated with the medicines, the seasons, as well as the uses of the medicines in an extensive network of sharing and trading.

Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy (PDF)

The MALS Annotated Bibliography provides a variety of teacher and student resources that language teachers can utilize for their language programs. This resource includes a listing of these resources in each of the First Nation languages and identifies where each one can be located. The website links are also included at the end of each section.

The J.J. Harper Story – Film Questions (PDF)

This film is based on the story of John Joseph Harper, a member of the Wasagamack First Nation in the Island Lake area. Harper was shot and killed by a Winnipeg Police officer on March 8th, 1988. At the time of his death, he was the executive director of the Island Lake Tribal Council and a leader in Manitoba’s Indigenous community. Harper’s case was one of the two major cases in Canada that led to, at the time, the creation of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry. Included are questions for students to answer about the film, discussion topic, and facts about this true story in PDF form.

Indigenous Dwellings of Canada Colouring Book (PDF)

Get ready to have fun and learn at the same time! Explore the many different homes and cultures of Turtle Island’s nations, past and present, throughout Indigenous Dwellings of Canada. Each beautiful, black-line illustration includes carefully researched commentaries by Katherine and Leo Pettipas. Not only do they tell fun stories, but offer informative glimpses into Canadian history. This educational colouring book is full of images and tales that will delight students and artists of all ages. Illustrated by Don Monkman.

“Brain Tanning” overviews an event hosted in Peguis First Nation by Mike Sutherland. Mike hosted a cultural camp where participants had the opportunity to brain tan hides. They learned the steps needed to create leather from moose and deer hides with traditional tools and traditional practices. Other activities included in the video are the preparation of the wild game, canning meat, and smoking fish.

“The Land is our Classroom: Harvesting Moose with Kookum” explores land based knowledge by drawing from traditional Anishinaabe practices at a family level. Join Elder Gladys Mercredi, her brother Fred Nabess, and her son Randy Mercredi of Cormorant Manitoba during their 42nd annual moose hunt!

Resources for Ininimowin (Cree)

Charity Cooper, MFNERC Cree Language and Culture facilitator, shares the names of springtime birds in Cree. The following video features some of these birds and their pronunciations in the Roman orthography; you will also learn to recognize the singular and plural forms for each word.

Cree Goose Hunting Worksheet to accompany video.

Various Cree Worksheets that align with the Springtime Birds video.

This presentation consists of 9 ways to teach and learn the Cree language when you are commanding on the important ways to keep clean around the washroom.It has photos taken by Marsha Blacksmith. Each page comes with a picture and blank lines that any age group can read and write. It is written in 2nd person point of view which will help expand your Cree language speaking, communicating and comprehending skills. It comes with printable flashcards you and your family can hang up in your washroom or around the house to practice and memorize the commands.

Resources for Dene

Resources for Anishinaabemowin(Ojibwe)

A 5 step Powerpoint presentation on frying fish outdoors. It’s in the Ojibwe language with vocabulary and short phrases.

A PowerPoint presentation providing spring weather images and Ojibwe translations with audio, with the focus on, “What do you see in the spring?”

Resources for Anisininemowin (Ojibwe-Cree)

The collection of resources on this site can support your child’s well-being and learning growth, and encourage meaningful family-centred learning. New early childhood, Kindergarten to Grade 12, and adult learning supports will be added and updated regularly.

The website link is provided free by the Distance Learning Unit of MB Education to assist the teachers and students of Grades 11 & 12, to complete their enrolled courses online (out of 17 courses) for the 2019/20 School Year during the in-person school shutdown. All high school teachers could sign up for the courses by registering with the link provided. It may take a few days for all the online courses to be operational and the teachers could use the resources online and/or as homework packages for their students.

Career Development

The Canada Job Bank: Has career quizzes and tests. Students can explore career possibilities based upon their interests, abilities, their perceptions of work and activities associated with work. They can also explore their personality, which is a very important component of career development education. They can take quizzes about their way of thinking and understanding, learning style and work values. These quizzes are all manageable in terms of time allotment. There is also a great skills checklist to get students to start determining what their skills are and what skills they are developing in their learning experiences.

Manitoba Career Prospects: Provides students with a great opportunity to explore the various career sectors in Manitoba- very relevant!

Career Planning Project: Through the Education Partnership Program, MFNERC, in collaboration with Manitoba Education and Training, undertook an initiative to complete an environmental scan of career planning and exploration for First Nations students. The goal of the project was to identify what is currently being offered to Manitoba First Nations students on-reserve and to develop a plan to increase career planning development opportunities for Manitoba First Nations schools.

This Manitoba Training Center website has a lot of links to support youth and their teachers to get prepared for the workforce. There are also a number of links that allow the ability to complete certifications that will help boost the resume. Please contact Shannon Leflar to navigate the website and the multiple links that are available on here.

The following YouTube video will help prepare youth to get out into the workforce. This video explains how to complete a resume and a cover letter with relevant Manitoba information.

This YouTube video will help prepare youth to get out into the workforce. This video explains how to start a job search with relevant Manitoba information.

This document provides a checklist of the information required to submit an online application.

Information on student financial aid for those needing support to attend post-secondary institutions. Includes career research, institution information, budget form, and application requirements.

This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of information on student financial aid for those needing support to attend post-secondary institutions.

Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate

Transition your classroom to online learning under the direction of Wapaskwa’s online teaching staff. We have over 10 years of experience using Brightspace by D2L. We will prepare a course template for teachers to post any planned learning opportunities. Your instructors may post readings, activities, assignments, recorded mini-lessons, or longer recorded instructional sessions as well as other types of student engagement (readings, assignments, quizzes, etc.). We can also support online meetings, live tutoring sessions, or video assignments. To learn more about this opportunity watch our website for our instructional webinar series.

Science Simulations from Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate.

For Educators

This guide is designed for educators or anyone who would like to teach young people about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals — also known as the SDGs or the Global Goals — cover a wide range of sustainability issues; highlighting local, national and international priority areas to end poverty and hunger, improve health and education, make cities more sustainable and combat climate change.

The Manitoba Professional Learning Environment (Maple) is hosted by Manitoba Education and provides a private and secure space for Manitoba educators to access content and to communicate and share ideas. Maple’s mandate is to help teachers find and organize materials to support instruction.
The site contains the Science Wiki and the Indigenous Education Wiki. The Wiki contains, Group of teachers, Resource and reference materials and Forums a teacher could connect.

Old School Offline Activities to keep your students’ minds in shape and occupied until they can return to school. *MFNSS generated resource.

Seesaw creates a powerful learning loop that brings together students, teachers and families to deepen student learning. There are many activities to support repeated home learning routines in all subject areas. It is free. *MFNSS generated resource.


NRICH is an innovative collaboration between the Faculties of Mathematics and Education at the University of Cambridge, part of the University’s Millennium Mathematics Project.
NRICH provides thousands of free online mathematics resources for ages 3 to 18, covering all stages of early years, primary and secondary school education – completely free and available to all.
NRICH aims to:
· Enrich and enhance the experience of the mathematics curriculum for all learners
· Develop mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills
· Offer challenging, inspiring and engaging activities
· Show rich mathematics in meaningful contexts
· Work in partnership with teachers, schools and other educational settings to share expertise

Mathletics is offering use of their product for free until the end of June.

K-12 Resource links for Learning Math at Home.

CEMC at Home has been developed to support teachers, students and parents during these challenging times. Most weekdays, CEMC will post something for each of four grade levels: Grade 4 to 6, Grade 7/8, Grade 9/10 and Grade 11/12. The goal is to provide a wide variety of fun and educational ways to do mathematics and computer science while at home practicing social distancing. The resources will include games, new problems to solve, applications, videos, pointers to existing materials and more.

The Problem of the Week is designed to provide students with an ongoing opportunity to solve mathematical problems. Each week, problems from various areas of mathematics will be posted here and e-mailed to teachers for use with their students from grades 4 and up.

This link will take you to a website that contains the Home Finance and Vehicle Finance of the Grade 12 Essential Math course.

Physical Education and Health

SHAPE America is dedicated to helping physical education and health education teachers across the country as many schools and school districts are moving to distance learning due to COVID-19.

Free At-Home PE Activities & Resources
Celebrate National Physical Education & Sport Week with health. moves. minds. @ home! Check out the family field day packet, activity calendars, and more free resources for staying active and healthy at home as you celebrate National PE and Sport Week.

During the month of May, move every day by participating in the activities listed on our new calendar, specially designed for kids, families and students. For teachers, use our turnkey calendar to help your students get active easily virtually (see below for some tips on integrating the calendar into your daily lessons).

The Be Fit For Life Network is a provincial initiative comprised of 9 regional centres, located in Colleges and Universities across Alberta. The Network works together, alongside many partners to inspire, educate and support Albertans to lead healthy, physically active lifestyles. Be Fit For Life Coordinators are experts in physical activity, working across sectors in their unique communities, setting the stage for collaboration and alignment of services to support the development of physical literacy.

Human Development and Sexual Health Peer-Sharing Webinar Blog – Connections to social-emotional learning skills, ideas for how to create emotionally and physically safe environments and supportive approaches used to communicate the learning in Human Development and Sexual Health with families were shared and built upon.
Access resources – Join us @OpheaCanada each Friday from now through June at 3pm for a live Twitter Chat! We will ask and answer questions on each week’s #OpheaOpheaClass lesson, game, or activity and provide a forum for sharing and learning how you and others have adapted these lessons for your learners in your online program.

Opportunities for professional development in the areas of physical and health education and healthy school communities is critical to the advancement of our profession.

This dropbox link has various folders for physical education teachers and other school staff looking after the physical education and health program in our First Nation schools. Resources: Ball Skills Throwing Catching Activities, Fitness Assessments, Land-Based Activities, Year 3 Gymnastics Movement Lesson, Year 4 Invasion Games, Year 6 Lesson and Games.

Visit the Twinkl Canada Page and Twinkl Canada Teaching Group on Facebook for regular updates, featured resources and connect with a community of Canadian Twinkl users.

400 great resources for physical education teachers and other school staff looking after the physical education and health programs. Selected by Norbert Mercredi, Physical Education & Health Program Facilitator, MFNERC.

You can look forward to content announcements and previews in June with professional development options to help you get ready for whatever the new normal looks like. OPEN will be here to support your work.

Science is a free online site that provides quizzes on topics in science and math. Each quiz has approximately 10 questions. It auto-grades and provides a certificate of achievement that can be downloaded and provide evidence of a completed task and score. To get a specific quiz, add the topic to the end of the URL as illustrated here.

This site provides basic chemistry help .It provides information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry. Other free science sites from this site include Biology4Kids, Geography4Kids, Cosmos4Kids, or Physics4Kids, and a math site called

Quizlet makes simple learning tools that let you study anything. Start learning today with flashcards, games and learning tools — all for free. It Includes topics in the following categories: science, Languages. Arts and Humanities, Math. Social Science and Other which has computer skills. Discover popular Chemistry study sets on Quizlet. Study Chemistry topics like Periodic Table of Elements, Physical Chemistry and Polyatomic Ions. Learn what you need to get good grades in Chemistry classes. Memorize important Chemistry terms, definitions, diagrams and concepts. Prepare for Chemistry homework and exams with free online flashcards, diagrams, study guides and practice tests.

A website that provides hands-on activities, videos, articles and science topics to engage online learning for children at home. Students can enter their grade level and search for science areas they are interested in.

As a student in Senior Years, you may be considering your first career. If you are interested in pursuing a career in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), this information gives you a clearer picture of the types of geospatial jobs out there. It is written by Raluca Nicola, a Web cartographer @ArcGISJSAPI. If you would like to have a GIS online account and a self-learning plan, you may contact Michael Li, Technology Facilitator at MFNERC via email. Students Guide to Jobs in GIS and Cartography

In Manitoba Education, teaching Senior Years Information and Communication Technology/Computer Science requires teaching a computer programming language. This web-based resource is used to teach the basics of Python programming in a semi-interactive fashion. It contains a series of instructions, mixed with exercises that you can use to test your progress. Anyone can use this website for free.
For teachers• The teacher should create an account;• The student should create an account, go to “Edit My Profile” in the user menu at top right, and you can register a teacher, a knowledgeable friend or Michael Li, Technology Facilitator as a “guru” on your profile page after creating an account to receive instructional guidance if needed.

Science Simulations

Unit 2 Dynamics Inclines Lab for Physics

40S Curriculum Outcome: Topic 1.2 Dynamics, S4P-1-9 Perform an experiment to investigate forces acting on an object.

Unit 2 Dynamics Inclines Lab for Physics

Below is the link to “The Ramp” simulation. It is a java file that the user can download and open if they have JAVA installed. Link to JAVA if it is not installed: Simulation Link

Students follow the prompts in the Word document and complete the lab. They require an understanding of inclines and calculations associated with it to complete the lab. The incline plane topic is covered under Topic 1.2 Dynamics in the Grade 12 Physics Manitoba Curriculum.

Ideal Gas Laws Simulation

Curriculum Outcomes: Topic 2: Gases and the Atmosphere, C11-2-05, C11-2-06, C11-2-07: Experiment to develop the relationship between pressure, volume, and temperature of a gas.

PhET simulation link

Open up the PhET simulation link for Ideal Gas Law and follow along with the instructions in the Word document handout. At the end of this simulation lab, you will have an understanding of the relationship between pressure, volume, and temperature of gases.

Balancing Chemical Equations – Chemistry 30S

Introduction to balancing equations video:

Students open will the simulation and Word document handout. Students interact with the simulation as they follow along with the instructions in the Word document handout.

Student Support Resources

The following list of apps includes plenty of material for parents, teachers, children, and youth to support children and youth with various issues.

Keep the spirit lifted, the mind curious, and the heart at peace with these positive coping strategies., School Mental Health Ontario, and Kids Help Phone have partnered to bring the information needed in one easy-to-access hub so that youth mental health remains top of mind, and our communities are able to easily access the education, tools, support, and reliable information they need during this pandemic.

We Matter is a place to help Indigenous youth get through hard times, whether you need support yourself or want to support someone you know. It has stories, videos, resources, and more by Indigenous youth and communities for Indigenous youth and communities.

Teen Mental Health provides information, knowledge, and resources for youth, parents/caregivers, and professionals to support young people in striving for good mental health. Topics include a variety of mental health issues and COVID-19 resources as well.

This website provides the knowledge and resources to guide teenagers on how to start practising mindfulness. Mindfulness decreases stress and worry by allowing us to live in the present moment.

This website is geared toward suicide prevention. It contains resources for students, parents and school administration.

This network was created to stop bullying in Canada. Bullying is an issue amongst children and youth, and now with the pandemic, cyberbullying may become heightened. This website has resources for kids, teens, parents and educators on promoting bullying prevention. can help you understand grief and work through some of the difficult issues you may be facing. This resource is geared toward parents and caregivers.

This website has a collection of resources for adults to help with themselves and others with their mental wellness during COVID-19.

Canada’s pediatricians share knowledge and resources for parents in supporting optimal growth of their children’s mental health development.

This link will direct you to free video modules, which provide guidance, intervention, and postvention for grieving students. Each video time varies between 9-11 minutes.

Youth-Friendly Resources & Websites: This link will take you to a PDF, which features information about emotional problems, including anxiety and depression.

This year, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Mental Health Week is being observed May 4-10, 2020.• Every year since 1951, CMHA has hosted Mental Health Week in the first full week in May, making 2020 the 69th year.• Mental Health Week is a Canadian tradition, with communities, schools and workplacesrallying to celebrate, protect and promote mental health.• Visit for info and tools about CMHA Mental Health Week.• Connect on social media using the hashtags #GetReal and #MentalHealthWeek.

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Languages and Culture

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