An Indigenous community member should be invited into the learning environment to help students learn about the role of water in ceremony.
- Students review the Water in Ceremony.pptx to learn about the role of water in different Indigenous ceremonies. Ie: water walks, wild ricing ceremonies, sweat lodges, fasts, etc.
- Students choose another culture they would like to learn more about. It could be their own culture or a culture they are interested in.
- Students do independent research (either by talking to family members and friends or through more formal research) to determine the role water plays in the culture they chose.
- Students share their findings with each other during a class Talking Circle (instructions regarding how to conduct a Talking Circle with students in a good way are included in the Teacher’s Guide). Through this process the class comes to see how water is significant for many different cultures including local Indigenous groups.