Aboriginal Perspectives

 

Second-Hand Data

Jessica Wesaquate

Subject Area:

Mathematics

Strand:

Statistics and Probability

Grade Level:

Five

WNCP:

Outcome SP5.1:

Differentiate between first-hand and second-hand data.
[C, R, T, V]

Indicators:

  1. Formulate a question related to self, family, or community, which can be best answered using second-hand data, and answer the question.

  2. Find examples of second-hand data in print and electronic media, such as newspapers, magazines, and the Internet, and compare different ways in which the data might be interpreted and used.

Related Videos:  

Glen Anaquod Tipi Rising Video 1 "Overview"

Activity/Lesson Ideas:

  1. Have students take a look at following data collected by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. To look at the original source click here.

    The communities listed are the Aboriginal community connections of the people interviewed for our video content.

    Band Off-reserve Members
    Carry the Kettle 1, 518
    Keeseekoose 1, 532
    Muscowpetung 841
    White Bear 1, 419


    Have students formulate a question from this data (i.e. “Which community has the largest number of off-reserve members?”). It will be their responsibility to formulate and display an answer to the question.

    Watch the overview video from the Glen Anaquod section to learn about some of the traditions that come from the area he grew up in.

  2. Take a look at the following information collected by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. To look at the original source click here.

    Region Number of Bands
    Atlantic 33
    Quebec 39
    Ontario 126
    Manitoba 63
    Saskatchewan 70

    Have students work in partner groups to look at this data and create a way for it to be used and displayed in an alternative method.