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This engaging and detailed lesson plan for the short story "Shinny Game Melted the Ice" by Richard Wagamese uses reading workshop and writing workshop to explore the effects of the Sixties Scoop from the perspective of Canadian Indigenous peoples.
The lesson includes: analysis of the writer's craft, small and large group discussion, a quick write, and a book talk option. It also uses the video "Separating Children from Parents: The Sixties Scoop in Canada" and the poem "Marlene’s Story" by Marlene Orgeron.
Links to the video, poem, and short story are included. Lesson is adaptable for grades 7 to 12.