Lesson Plan: For Teachers: Davis Inlet Timeline
Hold a class discussion about what students know about alcohol abuse. Have students write or draw their response and share it in groups of four. Ask students, in their groups, to list the short-term and long-term effects of alcohol abuse. As a whole group, compile a list of the most common effects.
Outline the Opportunity
Direct students to the topic Davis Inlet: Innu Community in Crisis
on the CBC Digital Archives website. In small groups, have students browse the
clips titled "'A well-intentioned bumbling'", "A heart-wrenching cry for help",
"World's most suicide-ridden people", "'I'll never stop sniffing gas'", "A new
beginning", and "New homes, same old problems".
Each group will create an illustrated timeline that represents the key events covered in the clips.
Have students complete a peer evaluation on the download sheet Davis Inlet Timeline for the students in their group. Students share and discuss the evaluation with their group.
Revisit and Reflect
Have students post their timelines, and then have them share and discuss their work.
Students can research and write a profile of Katie Rich, the former chief of the Innu band.