Materials required: a play recording studio including a set of headphones, a table, a chair and a microphone, logbook, Internet connection
Tell students they are reporters for a radio report. The radio station is doing a special week-long edition on where Wabanaki live in New Brunswick. The radio station was impressed with the profiles they received from the aspiring journalists (students) in the first activity. They have now asked the journalists to provide a short editorial piece on what they have already learned.
The editorial is to be thought-provoking and should touch on both the benefits (opportunities) and drawbacks (challenges) of living in one of the communities they already researched. If the journalists have any personal experiences visiting an Indigenous community, they should include these in the article.
The editorial can include:
- levels of unemployment
- housing shortages
- health concerns
- economic development
- tourism and other industries
- community development
- Elders’ wisdom and wisdom keepers
- natural resources
Set up a recording studio in the corner of the classroom with a desk set of headphones and a microphone (real or otherwise) and each day at an appointed time listen to the editorial news by having one student present his or her inquiry.