image_print

The Seven Teachings badge

seven teachings

Discover Character

By Julie Ringrose

 

Grandfathersí / Grandmothersí Seven Teachings are based on traditional Anishinaabe (Native American tribe) values presented in Edward Benton-Banaiís novel The Mishomis Book (1988). The Seven Teachings provide guidance on proper behaviour and conduct relevant to contemporary life.

Penguins: Do 3 requirements including the 2 starred.
Otters: Do 4 requirements including the 2 starred
Dolphins: Do 5 requirements including the 2 starred
Butterflies: Do 6 requirements including the 2 starred
Eagles: Do 7 requirements including the 2 starred
Owls: Do 9 requirements including the 2 starred

 

_____ 1.* Learn the seven teachings. Be able to explain what each one means and how you use them in your own life.

_____ 2.* Know the brief story of the Seven Teachings.

_____ 3. Draw a poster to help you remember the Seven Teachings.

_____ 4. Create an art project to remind you of the Seven Teachings. (Can be repeated).

_____ 5. Make a craft to help you to remember the Seven Teachings. (Can be repeated).

_____ 6. Play a game about one or more of the Seven Teachings. (Can be repeated).

_____ 7. Read or write a story about one or more of the Seven Teachings.

_____ 8. Read or write a biography about someone who is a good example of one of the Seven Teachings.

_____ 9. Write a song or poem about one or more of the Seven Teachings.

_____ 10. Perform a skit or role play situations about one or more of the Seven Teachings.

_____ 11. Help teach younger children about the Seven Teachings.

_____ 12. Participate in a service project that addresses one of the Seven Teachings. (Can be repeated).

_____ 13. Earn one of these badges: Courage, Honesty, Love, or Respect. (Can be repeated).

_____ 14. Earn the Native American badge for the Anishinaabe people.