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Education - Lesson Plans

The templates and samples included in this guide are intended as examples for our teacher candidates. They do not represent a mandatory format endorsed by UVic Education or the Curriculum Library, nor are they representative of the BC Ministry of Educatio

Indigenizing Music Education

Indigenizing the New Music Curriculum

Dr. Anita Prest and the UVic Student Music Education Association (UVSMEA) organized a three-part learning series on indigenizing K-12 music, based on the redesigned K-9 and 10-12 (draft) music curriculum documents. The series, funded by the Faculty of Education's Community & Scholarship Fund,  was captured and shared here by UVSMEA students.  See below to hear from Dr. Lorna Williams (Emerita Professor of Indigenous Education, University of Victoria), Butch Dick (Songhees artist and educator), and Alia Yeates (music teacher, Coquitlam School District).

Dr. Lorna Williams

In the following video, Dr. Lorna Williams explains the context in which the Earth Songs course was created, shares Lilwat principles of learning, as well as some student responses to the drumming workshops:‚Äč

Butch Dick

The next video is a conversation with Songhees Elder, artist and educator, Butch Dick.  Butch addresses how to build relationships with Indigenous leaders in our communities, and how to bring First Nations art and perspectives into our classrooms.

Alia Yeates

Alia Yeates, the final speaker in Indigenizing Music Education series.  She teaches in the Coquitlam School District, and participated in the UVIC Aboriginal Education Summer Institute.  Alia shares her personal experience of sharing Indigenous world views with her students.

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