PKI Teaching Guide
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Ask each student to think of a cause that he or she would like to associate with and
think of the kind of artworks or media campaigns they could create to promote that cause.
Find examples of artwork which has been made to persuade people or influence their
Have student’s consider Bono’s involvement in the Make Poverty History campaign
(http://www.makepovertyhistory.org/). Research more about the work of George Catlin and his mission to help First Nations people (http://catlinclassroom.si.edu/cl.html). Are there any
parallels between the two? What are the differences?
7. Scene from documentary – WESTERN DISCOVERIES I
This excerpt has Kane moving through the Pacific Northwest and into Fort Vancouver where he experiences a diversity of cultures.
8. Scene from documentary – ARTIFACTS & FIELD SKETCHES
This scene sets up Kane’s fascination with the detail and beauty of the items worn and used by the First Nations and Métis people he encounters on his Western wanderings.
8a. – Video - Artifact Collection
This video details the significance of the artifacts Kane collected on his journey.
examine ways that knowledge of the cultural traditions of First Nations and Métis
people can come from artifacts