Sweet Grass acquires giant map showing Indigenous communities, languages, historical information

Sweet Grass Elementary School has acquired a giant map that shows locations of Indigenous communities, residential schools, and reserves; identifies Indigenous languages; and includes important historical dates. “It’s a giant walkable map,” said Sweet Grass Principal Vanessa LeCaine. “They can walk through, see all of the different communities, where all the different languages are. It’s a great way to learn about Indigenous communities.” This kind of map is being used by several Edmonton Public Schools to teach students about Indigenous communities, reports Global News, and LaCaine stated that bringing a copy of the map in last year was so impactful with Sweet Grass’s students that the school found a way to purchase a map of their own. Teachers are incorporating the map into all grade levels at the school.

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