Should this product be identified as Canadian?
Is the resource engaging?
Is the content current for the intended curriculum and grade?
Is the content accurate for the intended curriculum and grade?
Is the content timely and important for student broad understandings?
Is the resource an Authentic First Peoples Text?
This resource supports the characteristics of Aboriginal worldviews and perspectives:
Connectedness and Relationship
Awareness of History
Engagement with the Land, Nature, the Outdoors
Emphasis on Identity
Processes and Protocols
Language and Culture
Is the content appropriate to the emotional maturity and cognitive level of students?
Does the resource provide opportunities for creative and critical thinking?
Is the level of detail appropriate?
Is the content of particular interest to male students?
Is the content of particular interest to female students?
Is the language use appropriate to the emotional maturity and cognitive level of students?
While various traditional and contemporary Powwows include men, women, and children in the dancing and drumming, the particular Powwow dancing featured in the book is the Prairie Chicken Dance that features only male dancers and drummers. As such, female readers may have less interest than males in this resource. The main idea of the story is the sense of community of Powwow dancing. The text is appropriately detailed and simple for younger readers with accompanying photographs and colourful, hand-drawn images that showcase each step of the Powwow experience for the young male participants. The book is informative, unique, and interesting and will support studies of Indigenous culture.