ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES: LITERARY STUDIES AND WRITING 11
COURSE CODE: MEFLS11
This course builds upon concepts covered in all English 10 courses. Students will further their understanding of Indigenous literature, media, spoken word and composition and deepen their knowledge of First Nations Principles of Learning and cultural identity. Through the Indigenous lens, students will explore a variety of literary forms and genres to gain insight into key aspects of Canada’s past, present, and future. This course will explore personal and cultural identities, histories, oral stories and connections to land and place. Students will leave the course with an understanding that self-representation through authentic First Peoples’ text is a means to foster justice and plays a role within the process of Reconciliation. This course will broaden their understanding of themselves and the world they live in. Students will also enhance their ability to write for specific audiences and disciplines through narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive and opinion pieces. Students will also learn how to cite sources, consider the credibility of evidence, and evaluate the quality and reliability of the source.