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First Nations Languages

Grade 9
First Nations Languages

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What your teen is learning

Nehiyawetân (Let’s speak Cree). Aahkon aitsi’poyo’p (Let’s speak Blackfoot). Your teen will increase their awareness and appreciation of the Blackfoot or Cree language and culture. Through the program of studies, they will learn about Blackfoot or Cree culture and develop language skills. They will apply the language in a variety of contexts and situations. Strategies developed will support language use, language learning and cultural and general learning. For more information, refer to the Blackfoot and Cree Language and Culture provincial programs.

How your teen is assessed

Your teen’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your teen’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your teen’s teacher about your teen’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your teen is doing throughout the course. The teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your teen. At the end of the course, your teen is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.

Resources to help your teen

A variety of digital and print resources from many different sources help students learn. Alberta Education reviews and authorizes many student and teacher resources that support learning and teaching in the classroom. Additionally, teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous other innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your teen. Visit LearnAlberta.ca to learn more about the resources your teen may encounter.

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