Reading Response #4: Learning From Place

The reinhabitation and decolonization:

The audio documentary project promotes the involvement of youth, adult and elder in social culture and economic perspectives of the Kistachowan (Albany) River. The reinhabitations and decolonizations are included in recovering and renewing traditional cultural patterns. First, reinhabitation, it means that how people and the earth live in harmony. The article mentions the traditional way of living of Mushkegowuk people, the earth provides foods, light, heat and shelters for Mushkegowuk people and Mushkegowuk people respect the earth by not overusing the living resources. For decolonization, it deals with the problems which are between people and people. In the article, the narrator suggests us to develop a closer relationship between youths and elders, non-First Nations and First Nations.


How might you adapt these ideas / consider place in your own subject areas and teaching?

Since I am a mathematics major students, I will teach students in the classroom most of time because I will need to do calculations on the board. But I think I can adapt an idea from the First Nations way of teaching——learning in the nature. In the nature, we can see the patterns on plants, such as the lines on leafs, the shape of bee nests, how flower petals line up etc. These patterns are related with geometry, I think it is a good idea to introduce shapes and patterns to students.

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