Exploring Indigenous Place Names in Canada

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson students will learn that Indigenous groups living throughout North America had place names for geographic features. Using Canada as an example, they will explore the origin of the modern place names and compare Indigenous place names with their modern version.
Author: 
Carol C. Warren
Grade Range: 
4-5
Duration: 
3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
6: How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions