Teaching the history of Canadian Residential Schools can be a daunting topic for teachers, given the traumatic events that occurred behind the closed doors. We want to teach this history truthfully and safely, to help our students understand the legacy that is Residential Schools.
The "Picture Book Guide & Lesson Plan for Teaching Residential School History to Middle & High School Students" product will help your students understand the concepts, using picture books written by Canadian authors on this topic. This guide and lesson plan fits Canadian curriculum (especially Manitoba), and follows the Truth and Reconciliation Report recommendation for teaching this subject.
Picture books have a unique way of teaching literacy to students – pictures are a piece literacy too! We can read art, maps, videos, etc., to help us gather more information. Pictures also can invoke strong emotions in readers, help gauge the language of the book; tell a story beyond words, and help students pay attention to details in the illustrations. This guide will help you choose the right picture books for your next lesson on Residential School history in Canada, written by incredible Canadian authors.
This product can be adapted for Early Years classrooms. Please feel free to modify/adapt this lesson to fit the specific needs of your Canadian provincial curriculum outcomes. SUGGESTION TEACHING DURATION: 4 - 7 Days (depending on your provincial curriculum outcomes)
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- Michelle Arnaud