The Orange Shirt Story - A Residential School Unit for Orange Shirt Day

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This is a wonderful resource. I used it in conjunction with another resource. This resource helped support student learning when exploring such a sensitive topic. Thank you!
Used this package over the course of a week with my ESL students. It was very engaging and informational!
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This Indigenous (Aboriginal, First Peoples, First Nations) orange shirt day and residential school unit is a meaningful printable package that gently teaches residential school history to primary and intermediate students through art projects and printable activities.

This resource is also used as a fundraiser for Indian Residential School Survivors Society and Orange Shirt Society.

Using the anchor texts The Orange Shirt Story, Phyllis's Orange Shirt, Orange Shirt Day, or Stolen Words as jumping off points, this resource provides an entry level look into residential schools or into a social studies unit. Alternately it could be used as a stand alone or Orange Shirt Day or National Indigenous Peoples Day (formerly known as Aboriginal Day).

What you get:

  • 11 Activities (Retelling, Main details, Comprehension, Empathy Building and Cumulative options)
  • 2 Art Projects with Global Indigenous Patterns example sheet

The intended grade level for these activities are Grades 2-6

Thank you for your purchase, and please take a moment to review this product once downloaded.

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