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English 12
Open School BC
 
English 12 -  Module 4: Short Prose and Novel Study: Keeper'n Me
 

Module 4: Short Prose and Novel Study: Keeper'n Me

Section 1: Aboriginal History and the Novel

Lesson A: The First Storytellers

Richard Wagamese
Official website of Richard Wagamese
http://www.richardwagamese.com/

Richard Wagamese Native Author
Personal blog Richard Wagamese
http://www.richardwagamese.blogspot.com/

Shannon Thunderbird: Indian Act - 1876
Evolution of the Indian Act, including some major amendments.
http://www.shannonthunderbird.com/indian_act.htm

Union of BC Indian Chiefs: Historical Timeline: From 1700s to the Present
Comprehensive timeline of events related to Aboriginal history in Canada from European contact onward.
http://www.ubcic.bc.ca/Resources/timeline.htm

 

Section 1 Assignment: Part 1

The Tribes
Creation stories from each of the Kwakwaka'wakw tribes.
http://www.umista.ca/kwakwakawakw/tribes.php

Stseptekwle-Stories of the Secwepemc
Legends of the Secwepemc people in text format, also available as audio files.
http://landoftheshuswap.com/msite/legend.php

Bill Reid, Storyteller: Raven Steals the Light
Traditional Haida story describing the origins of light in the world.
http://www.civilization.ca/aborig/reid/reid14e.html

 

Section 1 Assignment: Part 2

Thomas King: Canadian Encyclopedia
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0010095

 

Section 2: Introducing Fiction

Lesson B: Elements of the Story

Lousie Erdrich
Official website of the author from HarperCollins Publishers.
http://www.harpercollins.com/authors/2905/Louise_Erdrich/index.aspx

 

Section 3: Fiction Up Close

Lesson B: Setting

Jack D. Forbes, Professor Emeritus
Home page for Jack Forbes' official website.
http://www.ls.ucdavis.edu/harcs/news-and-research/jack-forbes.html

 

Section 3 Assignment: Part 2: Stating Your Opinion

Option 3: Sherman Alexie’s "South by Southwest"

Sherman Alexie
The official website of Sherman Alexie.
http://www.fallsapart.com/index

 

Section 4: Full Circle

Lesson A: Preparing for the Exam

BC Ministry of Education Past Provincial Exams and Keys
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/search/

BC Ministry of Education Grade 12 Provincial Exam Specifications
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/specs/grade12/

BC Ministry of Education Provincial Exam Student Samples
Look at student writing samples and marker comments posted on the Ministry of Education website.
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/exemplars/welcome.htm#1

BC Ministry of Education Provincial Examinations Information for Students
Browse other links for students available on the Ministry of Education website.
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/student.htm

 

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