This activity involves teachers and students watching a video demonstrating fire starting methods and discussing techniques, teamwork, and the importance of community in the process.
Step by Step guide
Step 1: Watch videos
Step 2: Have a discussion
Engage with these inquiry-based questions for discussion:
What techniques and tools were used to start the fire for the ceremony?
Did it look difficult to start the fire? How many people participated? What does this tell you about the importance of community and working together?
There are three main elements needed to make fire – air, heat, and fuel. What steps were used to get the fire started?
What are the benefits of starting a fire this way?
Related activities within this resources:
Activity 1 – Smoking ceremony
Students and teachers will watch a video about smoking ceremonies, then engage in a discussion exploring their significance, cultural connections, and differences with Western beliefs.
Device, internet connection
Activity 3 – Campfire construction
In this activity teachers guide students in gathering materials from an outdoor area and building a campfire setup, emphasizing the importance of considering oxygen, heat, and fuel.
30 minutes up to one lesson.
Sticks, leaves, stones, access to natural outdoor area