This engaging lesson plan for the short story "2822" by Francine Cunningham uses reading workshop and writing workshop to explore the effects of forced sterilization on women from the perspective of Canadian Indigenous peoples.
The lesson includes: comprehension strategy stems, a quick write, and a book talk option. It also uses the video "Separating Children from Parents: 80+ Indigenous Women Allege Coerced Sterilization in Class-Action Lawsuit" from CBC News and the poem "Eugenics" by James McClain .
Links to the video, poem, and short story are included. Lesson is adaptable for grades 7 to 12.