Today we had a guest speaker in our ECS 210 lecture. Claire Kreuger was an engaging speaker who taught a lesson that hit close to home and all preservice teachers need to hear. She discussed integrating treaty education into the classroom through regular lessons. I found it refreshing that she was opening to sharing the mistakes she made in her first year of integrating this into her classroom. This was nice because it showed us ways that we can avoid making the same mistakes that she did.
It is important to note that we are all Treaty People by living in Canada. Treaty is something that is within us all and you have the opportunity to ignore it if you want to. The alternative is to embrace it and have fun teaching and getting to know the history and how things went before we were here.
I think what Claire showed us in her presentation could be easily applied to high school in the exact same way that she presented it. The only thing you would need to do is to expect more. Higher expectations would be needed for high school as opposed to grade 3.
We need to embrace treaty education instead of hiding from it. It is a part of us, who we are. We may as well engage and embrace who we are rather than hiding from it.